Toward Improving Elections: Get Rid of the Secret Ballot

A Secret Ballot is way to vote one’s anger, one’s resentment, one’s petty jealousies.  A secret ballot is a way to be a bastard and not answer for it.

A person does not have the guts to stand up for his disgusting and racist position, but that little racist or homophobe will become a big, big man in the privacy of his little voting booth where he can throw mud by voting for the candidate slinging the mud.  A secret ballot means never having to answer for oneself.  A secret ballot means never having to understand oneself.  A secret ballot of little frightened people gave Germany to Adolf Hitler.  A secret ballot helped Nixon win the 1968 election.  In a secret ballot, people will vote for a candidate not because he is necessarily good but because he articulates everything they hate.

 

Copyright, David Gottfried, 2012

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