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Monday, January 05, 2004

Money and Votes

Money is a concept. It is an implicit social contract that everyone agrees to. We accept money as valuable, and, in exchange, we give money its value. It is, by itself, worthless. It cannot be eaten or used for energy and it has limited entertainment value. This is something often forgotten.

Votes are also a concept. Again, the contract is implicit. There is no cardinal right to vote, either in the Constitution or in the Commandments. Frankly, there is no reason why a government must listen to a word the people say. This is, also, something we forget.
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