Reasons Not to Vote Part 2 - TLF150


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I give you the final 10 of the 20 reasons not to vote. Do you agree with all of these? What's in the News with stories on cop stuns grandmother three times, cop sexually assaults two children, Assange blocked from seeing evidence, Manning being tortured, Illinois pardons 11,000 people for cannabis, private police service mounts private prosecutions department in the UK. And, an Ask Me Anything where I answer your questions on what is most likely in a list of improbable items, private DNA databases, and what did I accomplish in 2019 and what do I hope to accomplish in 2020.

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One question I get asked a lot in relation to this show is why I don't vote. I have answered it in many ways at various times over the last couple of years of this show, and I took a deep dive into voting on the Essential Libertarianism podcast as well.

But, a great article came across my monitors recently from the website "The Art of Not Being Governed." The article is titled "20 Reasons Not to Vote" and I agree with most of these reasons, so I wanted to share this with you. I will, of course, add my commentary, because you know I can't keep my mouth shut. This is the last 10 of the 20 reasons not to vote. I did the first 10 a couple of weeks ago in episode 149. You can listen to that at So, let's jump into the rest of this list.


In bad boys news. in Florida, cops used a stun gun on a 70-year-old grandmother three times on her 70th birthday.

In more bad boys news, the assistant police chief in Porum, Arizona has been charged with two counts of child sex abuse.

In not all heroes wear capes news, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has been blocked from seeing key evidence from US authorities who want to extradite him for leaking sensitive military data.

In more not all heroes wear capes news, United Nations Special Rapporteur on Torture Nils Melzer shared on social media Tuesday a letter he sent to the United States government last month expressing concerns that the continued detention of whistleblower Chelsea Manning amounts to torture.

In some good news, Illinois' governor granted more than 11,000 pardons for low-level marijuana convictions, describing the step as the first wave of thousands of such expungements anticipated under the state's new marijuana legalization law.

In it can be done news, a private police service is mounting the UK’s first private prosecutions for theft and other “minor” crimes because it claims the police have “given up” taking them to court.


I answer your questions on what is most likely in a list of improbable items, private DNA databases, and what did I accomplish in 2019 and what do I hope to accomplish in 2020.

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