One of the most laughable arguments for the legitimacy of democratic government is, "you aren't being forced because you get a say in making the laws". In what sense do I have a say if the outcome is the same regardless of what I say?

What if I say, "I'm going to generate 300 million random numbers 1 or 2 and let you pick the 301 million and first. If more than half of the numbers are 2, I'll take your money, otherwise I'll let you keep it. I'm giving you a say so I'm not violating your right to your property"?

Even those who voted for the winning candidate are being violated by having that politician's decisions forced on them. Arguing that voting for a politician constitutes your consent to be governed by them is like arguing that because you choose being punched over being stabbed, you somehow consent to being punched.


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