Voting: Part One

OK, I think my position on voting will cause some people some strong disagreement with what I am about to say. However, since I really don’t care what anyone thinks, I guess it sucks to be you.

Here is how I propose to “fix” voting:

In my opinion, the voting system is severely broken. In my opinion, it is broken because there are many people that vote that should not be allowed to vote. So, who do I think should be allowed to vote in any election? Actually, we should look at people should not be allowed to vote.

The vote should not be given to anyone that gets money, in any way, shape, or form, from the government.

So the list includes, but is not limited to:

  • People in the military, NO VOTE,
  • politicians, NO VOTE,
  • do you work at the DMV? NO VOTE,
  • do you work for the United States Postal Service?, NO VOTE,
  • people who are “on the dole” by the government, NO VOTE,
  • if a person is on welfare, NO VOTE,
  • if you get “food stamps”, NO VOTE,
  • if you get so much as a single penny from social services, NO VOTE,
  • if you work for social services, NO VOTE,
  • if you work for the Veterans Association, NO VOTE,
  • if you are a contractor that works on a government contract, NO VOTE,
  • If you work for any branch of any government, federal, state, municipal, whatever, NO VOTE,
  • if you are enrolled in Obama’s Nightmare, also known as Obamacare or Affordable Care Act, NO VOTE.

Well, I guess you know what I am saying. But why am I saying these heretical things? It is all about conflict of interest. How can you possible not be influenced if you are in any way getting money from the government?


So, the only person who should be allowed to vote is someone who is not influenced by the government.

Now, in my initial perspective, this would probably be the only restriction on voting. It is a simple solution to prevent the roving hordes from voting. If you really want the vote, stop what prevents you from voting. It is your choices that is ruining the United States of America. Maybe if we had the bravery to do what I have suggested, above, maybe we can turn the tide.

Let the hatred of my assertions begin!



About Kevin Benko

I'm a fifty-something generic humanoid sack of water and meat.

One response to “Voting: Part One”

  1. Sheri McMahon says :

    Kevin, don’t you think EVERYONE gets something from the government? If you drive on a public road or walk on a public sidewalk or you have ever attended a public school, you are benefiting from government goods and services. Also, you made THREE references to people who receive some form of assistance (leaving out Obamacare) through social services programs, and only one to people who in some way receive money from a government contract (which would include many farmers insofar as farm programs do involve contracts the farmer has to sign). You also left out anyone who sells any kind of product or service which is associated with government regulation–which would include free trade agreements as well as tariffs, import limits, agreements to sell to other countries, and so forth. You left out anyone who is protected (at least in principle) by domestic law enforcement or by the existence of a military. In a word, EVERYONE has some kind of material (not just political) interest in what the government does.

    Ironically enough, many people vote against what might appear to be their self-interest.


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