Here is a novel notion: Why not make democracy easy? That’s too easy. That would help to un-rig the political and economic game currently in favor of the affluent.
Why not take the trouble out of registering to vote — and out of voting?
The answer is simple. Some people of the 1 percent want as few people as possible to vote. The fewer voters there are, the easier it is to win elections, and then to control the government to the benefit of the 1 percent, but at the expense of the 99 percent.
Last week, Oregon legislators made it easier to vote in Oregon, and the governor signed the bill into law.
Other countries, where voter turnout is dramatically higher than in the United States, craft their laws to encourage voting. In the United States, the trend has been in the opposite direction for the reason stated above; control over the masses. Who wants the masses to control government? How about the majority of voters.
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