Voting in Prison

It’s an irony to the point of obscenity that prison inmates of certain tax farms within the legal fiction known as the USA are permitted to vote in political elections.

If I plan on being in prison for the rest of my life (whether I am being held there for that duration against my will is another matter entirely), perhaps it matters to me who the warden, guards, and other members of the prison staff are at any given time.

If I desire freedom, however, and am thus actively seeking a way or ways to get out of prison, what possible interest have I in who’s running the place?

Such is the difference between advocates of freedom and voters.

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Alex R. Knight III is originally from Groveland, Massachusetts, where he grew up listening to rock and roll, reading J.R.R. Tolkien, and the comic books of the 1970s.  He today lives in rural southern Vermont where he welds, plays guitar, paints abstracts, reads avidly, and writes.  He is the author of the short fiction collection, Tales From Dark 7in addition to the novels The Morris Roomand Empty World.  And, he is a Voluntaryist. Visit his MeWe group here.

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