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No Matter How You Vote, The New Congress Won’t Represent You | Mises Wire

Posted by M. C. Fox on November 6, 2018

For centuries, this myth of representation has served to quash opposition to government abuse, and to bolster claims that submission to government is “voluntary.” It’s time to abandon the myths.

https://mises.org/wire/no-matter-how-you-vote-new-congress-wont-represent-you

…Two Ways Representation Doesn’t Work

Specifically, there are two ways that real-world political representation doesn’t fit the popular notions of how it all works.

First of all, even if a politician wanted to faithfully represent the people within his constituency, this would be impossible. It is impossible because the politicians can’t know the views of the whole population within his constituency. And it’s impossible because the more diverse a constituency becomes, the more unlikely it is that any legislation can be crafted to serve the interests of everyone.

Secondly, we must not fall into the trap of assuming that political representatives even try to respond to the policy desires of the district voters. The idea that government coercion is made legitimate through political representation leans heavily on the idea that politicians adhere to a delegate model of political representation in which they try to advance or protect the interests of their constituents. Unfortunately, this is a bad assumption.

The Impossibility of Representing “the People”

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I’m Voting For This Guy.

Posted by M. C. Fox on November 6, 2018

Like Patton said (in the movie) about the soldier sleeping in the hallway.

“He is the only one around that knows what he is doing”.

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Wondering Whom To Vote For?

Posted by M. C. Fox on October 1, 2018

vote

Be seeing you

be seeing you

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