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petgoat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-26-05 12:14 PM
Response to Reply #121
128. a lot of people are seeing gray
Well, they are imposing their own grays on a clearcut situation and rationalizing
away the objections to the situation in doing so.

To imagine that Diebold is like Uncle Jim and he's okay and the kids love him is not
justified. Diebold is like an unknown stranger that has without our bidding or
informed consent insinuated himself in, and taken custody of, the process.

That the machines CAN be hacked raised alarms with some people; others let "'Can be
hacked' does not mean 'was hacked.' Where's your proof?" justify their complacency.

Proof is beside the point. There isn't going to be any proof that the machines were
hacked, because they are designed to be proofless. They are like mute retarded kids
who can't tell you if they were molested or not. My analogy is meant to make the
point that kidnapping the votes is wrong on its face; it's mistaken to make the issue
stand or fall on whether we can get proof that the votes were harmed.

If anyone can think of a better analogy, I'd be grateful.

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