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Why you should not sell your vote

Day 1,709, 06:35 by Rigour6

Take it from someone who has seen it:

The kind of people who buy votes, rather than actually form a relationship with you and run on a platform, will hurt the cause of your nation.

When they do that, your game experience can really be seriously wrecked.

It is the equivalent of letting someone pay you $100 to set fire to your house.
You will NOT come out ahead in the long run.

Be a responsible citizen.
Take a few moments to educate yourself on who the candidates are, what their experience and reputation are in-game, and what they've written.
This is as much your civic duty as any fight in any battle ever was.

The practice of buying votes flourishes because people fail to appreciate the true cost of a mercenary polity until it is too late. Even now, many good candidates feel obligated to offer compensation to at least "match" the bribes of less scrupulous types.
The only way this pernicious practice will end is if you, the common voter, refuse to sell your birthright for a bowl of pottage.

Don't sell yourself short.










N by NE, Volume 8, Number 4

 

Comments

Dr Hugh Jardon
Dr Hugh Jardon Day 1,709, 06:41

V+S. Fully echo those sentiments.

Tanks today, and suffer the rest of the month

Acacia Mason
Acacia Mason Day 1,709, 07:13

Well said, though I think part of the issue is that many have become to lazy or uninterested in politics, to bother investing in relationships that matter. Its a shame really but I cant help but feel that is part of the issue.

Rigour6
Rigour6 Day 1,709, 07:28

I think you are right about that, AM.

Simulare
Simulare Day 1,709, 08:37

Why? Elections are a joke. New players (and old) are told where to vote, when to vote, and who to vote for. People can move between parties or states freely during an election and everyone knows exactly who's winning or losing at any time during the election. It is completely manipulable and therefore, a farce. eRep votes are a commodity and commodities have a value determined by the market.

KutlukBilgeKulKagan
KutlukBilgeKulKagan Day 1,709, 08:47

Buying votes is legal where there are fake votes.

atrej
atrej Day 1,709, 12:32

''The only way this pernicious practice will end is if you, the common voter, refuse to sell your birthright for a bowl of pottage.''

No need to say this to those with moral credentials. To preach to someone without them, it's pointless.

Wilhelm Gunter
Wilhelm Gunter Day 1,709, 22:37

Agreed with you, Rigour!

Jon Barack Bluejacket
Jon Barack Bluejacket Day 1,709, 23:34

What's the going rate for a vote anyway?

Next month, mine goes to the highest bidder.

 
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