Thursday, July 5, 2012

The wisdom of Plato

"One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics
      is that you end up being governed by your inferiors."

Plato (c. 424-348 BCE)

I wonder how Plato would say it if he were alive today?

I suspect he wouldn't quite understand why so many people don't vote.

Down under, Australians who don't vote pay a $20 penalty. Voter turnout in Australia is usually about 95%. One hopes that Australia is filled with people who vote intelligently.

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