"Barring extreme physical and mental disabilities, each and every one of us is where we are today -- be it poor or wealthy, happy or sad, on the streets or in a condo, in a Mercedes or a rusted-out Pinto -- because of the choices we have made during our lives. It's the choices we have made that put us where we are, not the choices others have made for us." - Neal Boortz, The Terrible Truth about Liberals
Boortz is right. For example, let's apply this maxim to a subject that is near and dear to Boort'z heart - disenfranchising voters (examples 1, 2, and 3) who don't vote the way Boortz would like them to vote. And a perfect case study of how the choices people make affects whether or not they should be allowed to vote is Florida during the 2000 election.
See, there, many citizens lost their vote because they chose to be the descendents of slaves and disenfranchised second class citizens, while Katherine Harris was in a position to disenfranchise them because she wisely chose to be the grand-daughter of Florida citrus baron Ben Hill Griffin Jr.