Privacy is about 50% of the OVC mission

From: David Mertz <voting-project_at_gnosis_dot_cx>
Date: Mon Apr 25 2005 - 20:12:37 CDT

"Edmund R. Kennedy" <ekennedyx@yahoo.com> wrote:
|It took many years for me to realize that the only way to deal with
|this is to try and live my life in a blameless way and to be comfortable
|with who I am, warts and all.

I wonder if Ed would be equally happy to give up his right to a secret
ballot on the same grounds that he has "nothing to hide?" We could just
have every voter sign a witnessed affidavit that s/he intended to vote
for such-and-such candidates to authenticate voters.

A whole lot of what OVC is about is *protecting privacy* (specifically,
vote anonymity)... it sure seems strange for an OVC'er to start arguing
we ought to give up the illusion of privacy, and just do things we don't
mind people knowing about.
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