Friday, April 20, 2007

Rockford's doofuses vs. Belvidere's

The big difference between the outcomes of important referendums (or referenda, for you Latin scholars) in Rockford and Belvidere in Tuesday's elections is that a greater percentage of Rockford's nitwits stayed home.

You see, political decisions are best left to people who know what they're doing. When too many morons get involved, the result is usually a disaster. The basic principle is that only about one in every four registered voters is qualified to make even a marginally intelligent decision at the polls.

Rockford needed a change in how it pays for street repairs, and Belvidere needed money to operate its public schools. Rockford got what it needed because only 26.6 percent of registered voters turned out. Belvidere did not get what it needed because 43.2 percent of its registered voters did turn out.

So, Rockford awoke Wednesday morning to a slightly brighter future, while Belvidere awoke to big problems.

The moral of the story is that we shouldn't encourage people to vote. Folks who know what they're doing generally don't need encouragement.

UPDATE: This guy is especially pissed about the result of the Rockford referendum.


Mike S. said...

Not to be an elitist or anything....

It's good the peoples have you to tell them how to think.

The Rascal said...

Glad to be of help. I'm here to serve.

mike s. said...

I would have drawn a different lesson. I suspect fewer people who care about the effects of high taxes live in Rockford, they've either never bought a house there or left long ago. People in Belvidere are relatively new to the issue so more remain to vote against it.

So I guess what you're saying is that only doofuses remain in Rockford?

Contagion said...

Actually, This voting trend scares me. The fewer people that show up to the polls means they are giving up their voice and rights. They are letting others dictate policy and procedure to them with out using their given rights.

It also shows that most people would rather be babysat by politicians then to make their own decisions.