Do Away With Elections? by Arthur D. Robbins

If voting made a difference

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by Arthur D. Robbins
Guest Writer, Dandelion Salad
Paradise Lost, Paradise Regained, March 24, 2015
November 11, 2015

Do away with #elections? To even think such a thought is treasonous. An election, or should I say a presidential election, is one of the few occasions, or should I say the only occasion, on which we take a genuine interest in government. We are spectators at a sporting event, a mix of a bullfight, prizefight and a barroom brawl. We get into heated arguments about which team is “better” about who deserves to win, about which gladiator will be the best for the country. There is an uppercut, a right cross, a roundhouse and he or she (not too often) is down for the count. No, he is not out. He is on his knees, struggling to his feet. The crowd roars.

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