@Johnny_of_the_swamp I still haven't nt reached that point in my voting evolution. I went from not voting at all to voting on those things which I can stomach, which is usually NO on ballot initiatives. It's hard being anarchist in a representationalist, pyramid scheme democracy.
@Premitive1 the system sucks but doing nothing is a tacit approval for the status quo.
@Johnny_of_the_swamp I'll never agree with that reasoning. I don't concord with social contract theory. Doing nothing is tacit, but not approval. I would even go the other way and argue that the number of people not voting is tacit disapproval of the system, the inability to see a preferential outcome in the options upon which we vote. I don't have to like the status quo, but I also don't want to consent to the outcomes I don't like if I do. Partisans show this contradiction regularly.
@Johnny_of_the_swamp "never require consent" does not therefore imply consent, only that getting it is too complicated for those in power. Since the advent of consumer world wide web I've waited for attempts at using technologies to organize people in ways relevant to governance and democratic participation, but instead we still debate paper versus electronic ballots.