An ethical lifestyle in which one abstains from eating, wearing and otherwise using the bodies and byproducts of nonhuman animals . . .
“In the Western democracies elections are conceived to be the most important institution of popular control of governments conduct. On a formal and routine basis, elections allow mass publics the opportunity to influence their ruler’s actions. It is largely the availability of the electoral sanction that the possibility of popular control of the state is taken seriously by Americans and the citizens of other democracies." . . .