We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
Going back to the original Slate article, I find the original quote, "I wonder if we're likely to see a Timothy McVeigh situation," says Nicholas Robert, an attendee originally from Australia, who basically wonders if any Tea Partiers can be arrested. "It seems to be that we're being very polite. I wonder if there are any legal mechanisms—one that comes to mind are the provisions used to crush the Wobblies."
comes from an Australian...h-m-m, they do have some different laws down there, don't they? Such as, compulsary voting; I wonder how well that would work in America?
"No vote, no welfare check"
I don't think it would change anything. Those getting welfare checks would just vote for the ones who would continue or increase them. I think no welfare check, no vote would work better. It's criminal that the leach class get's to vote greater benefits for themselves - kinda like congress does.