Episode 50

Kevin Williamson: Why Not Fewer Voters?


April 17th, 2021

35 mins 49 secs

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About this Episode

"The fact is that voters got us into this mess. Maybe the answer isn’t more voters," National Review writer Kevin Williamson argues on today's podcast in light of the ongoing controversies regarding voting rules in Georgia. He joins the show to make the argument that having more voters and increasing access to voting isn't necessarily a good thing.

Is democracy a good in and of itself? Doesn't limiting voting have a dark history? What's the relationship between voting and good policy? Does safeguarding liberty sometimes require constraining democracy?

Plus, we discuss the viral backlash Kevin's argument on voting has received and his thoughts on the state of the conservative movement and right-wing media.

Read Kevin's essay on voting: https://www.nationalreview.com/2021/04/why-not-fewer-voters/
Check out Kevin's writing: https://www.nationalreview.com/author/kevin-d-williamson/

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