Why we need voter reforms

Cactus Kate has said that the referendum is a crock, instead of selecting voting systems we should be looking at voter qualification. Her belief is that Net taxpayers only should vote, anyone who is a Net Tax-taker should be forced to abstain. We need voter reforms not electoral reforms. Here is why.

Why are left-wing activist groups so keen on registering the poor to vote?

Because they know the poor can be counted on to vote themselves more benefits by electing redistributionist politicians.  Welfare recipients are particularly open to demagoguery and bribery.

Registering them to vote is like handing out burglary tools to criminals.  It is profoundly antisocial and un-American to empower the nonproductive segments of the population to destroy the country — which is precisely why Barack Obama zealously supports registering welfare recipients to vote.

This is exactly the same situation here in NZ. With the Unions, Labour and the Greens actively running voter registration and then cajoling them to vote on election day. It is for precisely the above reasoning.

Is it any surprise then that the unions, Labour and the Greens are therefore devoting much of their campaign energy, money and labour to retaining MMP, the very system that enables non-productive segments of the population to vote themselves an income?

Encouraging those who burden society to participate in elections isn’t about helping the poor.  It’s about helping the poor to help themselves to others’ money.  It’s about raw so-called social justice.  It’s about moving America ever farther away from the small-government ideals of the Founding Fathers.

Same here. We need to seriously be looking at a system that encourages selfish voting behaviour to the detriment of the economy and the nation.


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