Prison wardens realized long ago that if you allow the prisoners to rearrange their own furniture, there are far fewer riots. That’s pretty much all voting is in a country of 300 million. The only reason it makes any sense at all today is that the Republican party has decided that all the furniture should be thrown out and everyone except the top-dog prisoners is going to sleep on beds made of shivs. Is that a “real” difference? I’m not sure. Maybe if the redecorating is drastic enough, it becomes real.

“If voting changed anything, they’d make it illegal.” — Emma Goldman

I’ve always been a firm believer in Goldman’s quote, but since it seems that the Republicans are trying to do just that, perhaps that’s a sign that this time voting is actually worth doing.

Still undecided? Here’s a hint:

“Fascism should rightly be called Corporatism, as it is the merger of corporate and government power.” — Benito Mussolini

“Corporations are people.” — Mitt Romney

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