posted on Nov, 2 2008 @ 10:26 PM
This is of course a pointless musing but, I can not help what would happen if only those who do not work for the Federal and State Government ,
including Contractors or by any direct means derive their income from the Federal and State Government, were allowed to vote.
When I say derive their income, I include immediate family members and those on any kind of public assistance and those who receive pensions and
retirement income what I will term "Government" and don't say from, the Tax Payers because these Government Entities spend far more than they take
in from taxes.
Whatever the case, I have a gut feeling this represents 66% of our population or more to the point 44% of our population who could vote without having
been bought and paid for by the Government to one extent or another.
Now, if this concept offends you, ask yourself if faced with a vote that would either protect or eliminate you income stream coming from the Federal
or State Government, which way you would vote. What if your vote to eliminate this or that Federal or State Agency would protect your right to have
firearms for personal use; would you give up your right to bear arms in order to make sure your checks kept coming? Or, let's say you had the chance
to eliminate the IRS but it meant you would no longer get Social Security, how would you vote?
Basically, what I am leading to is all these people at the republican and democratic conventions that appear so thrilled about their candidates
represent about 66% of our population and they are all bought and paid for minions of Federalist.