I’m not saying you’re a nazi, I’m saying you are too sympathetic to the Nazi cause.
I support Approval Voting because I want to make it impossible for Nazis to get into office. If you support Proportional representation, which makes it easier for Nazis to get elected, you should have the decency to explain why. I never hear PR lovers explain “I want to make it easier to elect nazis because…” I dont hear that and I want to know why. Why not defend your views?
Democracy is popular sovereignty. The governing force of our republic is a constitution written by us and maintained by us. If you want to think of Democracy as mob rule or majoritarianism where any infringement on the majorities right to oppress and enslave the minority that can be your definition of democracy but it isn’t mine.
There is no magical safe harbor that will make a society immune to poor leadership, however there are systems that poor leadership is easier to get. Monarchy is bad for this reason because its really easy to get an evil king. Proportional voting is bad because it makes it easy to elect nazis. Approval voting is the best because it makes it hardest for people to elect nazis.
The only good ideas are in the center thats how schelling points work. Good ideas are popular because lots of people hold them for a long time. Nazis don’t have good ideas which is why they are so few people in our democracy. Idiotic views like Socialism and Libertarianism are not popular because they are trash heap dumpster fires of thought.
Partisan Zeal is only a problem because we use Partisan Primaries to brew and distill it. The only thing partisan primaries do is create echo chambers that galvinize options to only the most hardened partisans. Approval Voting doesn’t need Primaries so we could have a single general election without partisan primaries. But CES is more into naval gazing about 12 part score systems with multi winners on a rotating basis with alternating criteria depending on the Chinese zodiac. I mean you’re so detached from reality you assume that voters are little rational computers who trust elections no matter what but that’s not reality.
Everyone in congress went through a partisan primary which is why they are all partisan hacks. Nearly every problem can be traced to partisan primaries.
Gerrymandering = only works because of partisan primaries. When 50% of the vote gives you a purified 100% partisan why pay more for your hack?
Incumbent Advantage = When you have a partisan primary why give up your incumbent advantage by primaring your corrupt incumbent? Better to play it safe and not primary him. With approval voting Incumbents face compeition from within and without their party in a general election.
Negative Attack Ads = When you use partisan primaries to reduce choice to a binary a vote against someone and a vote for someone are the exact same thing. So why not run attack ads since every vote you scare off will come your way in a binary election that resulted from what? you guessed it, PARTISAN PRIMARIES.
Like you people have so many degrees and so many papers from a paper mill how do you not grasp the nature of the problem? “If only we had a more complex voting system that satisfied this random criteria by maximizing blah blah blah blah” it’s nonsensical. Read the Declaration of independence. Government get’s its legitimacy from the Consent (AKA Agreement, AKA approval) of the governed.