Government Defends Its Vote-Buying Monopoly Against Minnesotan

I know, I’m way behind the times, but there’s a 19-year-old kid in Minnesota who’s been charged with a felony for trying to sell his (presidential election) vote on eBay for a minimum $10 bid (Fox News via Cato).

The kid’s obviously an idiot who doesn’t understand the world’s appropriate social order. When elected officials buy votes with billions of dollars of tax money through contracts and “entitlements”, that’s *cool*. When it’s private individuals? It’s just embarrassing for everyone. Similarly, when giant lobbyist groups pay off congressmen for *their* votes, there’s a certain grace and elan to the cultivated ubiquity of the action. *Private* individuals, though? No dignity at all.

It’s ugly when the proles forget their place.