OK, that’s an honest position, namely, “I don’t want everybody to vote. I only want dedicated people to vote. I want to suppress the votes of the average Joe Sixpack who is not invested in the process.”

The opposing view is that society is made worse, not better, when only the dedicated members of interest groups or committed ideologues vote.

Then we get government by interest group. I don’t want a government primarily composed of representatives of labor union faithful, NRA members, fundamentalist Christians, etc.

Everyone is affected by the laws. Making it difficult for them to vote polarizes the government and leaves the bulk of the population subject to the desires of the interest groups.

I understand, of course, that members of those interest groups like it that way because it enables their narrow agendas.

But I applaud your honesty in stating that you don’t want the average person who does not have a strong enough motivation to overcome the barriers to voting to show up at the polls. That certain explains why you don’t want to make it easier for people to vote.

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