[OT] Voting systems [was Wrong ad on www.linux.org]

James Knott james.knott-bJEeYj9oJeDQT0dZR+AlfA at public.gmane.org
Fri Jul 2 20:11:02 UTC 2004

Robert Brockway wrote:
> On Fri, 2 Jul 2004, Phillip Mills wrote:
>>Of course, to save time and money, you could just randomly select one
>>person from each riding as *THE* voter and he/she/it gets to name the
>>representative.  It should be the same distribution.  :-)
> I like it :)  In at least one SciFi story the parliament of a nation was
> chosen at random from among the citizens.  Something like
> "Congratulations, you've been randomly selected to be in the next
> parliament.  3 years in parliament or 6 years in jail, your choice..."
> The theory being that those best able to lead were those who did not want
> to.

That's the problem with elections.  No matter who you vote for, a 
politician always wins.  ;-)
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