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15 November 2011

Video: Voting for Horrible Politicians

By Diana Hsieh

In last Sunday's Philosophy in Action Webcast, I discussed when and why people should vote, given that politicians are mostly horrible. In my answer, I discussed the current crop of Republican presidential candidates -- who are all horrific on abortion, except for pro-choice Gary Johnson. Obviously, I'm speaking for myself, not for CSG, but I thought I thought some readers of this blog might be interested.

The question was:

All the candidates are nearly perfectly horrid, just in different ways. Why should I even bother to vote?
My answer, in brief:
We're not always faced with choice between two varieties of evil in elections, and in those cases, it's proper to vote. Also, it's good to vote for ballot measures. So vote selectively!
Here's the video of my full answer:
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