As jeff stated, I come from a country with compulsory voting. In response to Bosox's argument, I have also thought about that argument as well except we also have two major parties in Australia, the liberal's and the labour party. Most people have a general idea of who will best represent their interests. And, the argument is basically kicked out the door because the educated people tend to come from the 'upper' strata of society and vote for the party who will represent them best, leaving the working/lower classes at a disadvantage. I cant wait to read the rest of your posts but I'm working 7 days a week and don't have time to blink.. Sorry if I offended anyone also. Adam.