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My Taxes are my Votes

Someone more democratic has to explain the flaw in this logic.

Little Macedonia went to a referendum in September 2018 to vote for essentially 3 national decisions. 
  1. Change of name from Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia to Nothern Macedonia. 
  2. Implied in 1. and in relation to Greece‘s approval of the new name, entry into NATO. 
  3. Implied in 1. and in relation to Greece‘s approval of the new name, entry into EU. 
I spent the last 4 days in this trip to Macedonia, discussing with friends and strangers, mainly their opinions about entering the EU. 


One of my employees mentioned that she does not care about the outcome and she didn’t vote. I had to admit to her that I myself miss voting, but definitely do care. With a little guilt injected due to that last admission, I went on to explain to her that my way of contributing to the democracies I live in is by paying taxes. Hard cash. Not 1 vote every few years that may or may not count, but cold money, that will definitely count. By that logic I am voting in 3 nations at this time, which is a matter of pride.

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