Re: Privacy is about 50% of the OVC mission

From: JamBoi <jamboi_at_yahoo_dot_com>
Date: Tue Apr 26 2005 - 19:12:12 CDT

Secret Ballot is vital to real democracy. Its simple: Secret Ballot =
Democracy

JamBoi

--- David Mertz <voting-project@gnosis.cx> wrote:
> "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.

JamBoi

"Live humbly, laugh often and love unconditionally" (anon)
http://dailyJam.blogspot.com

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