26 November 2012

Election Overhaul U.S.A.

Dear U.S. friends,

Now that election day is safely in the rear-view mirror:  Ask yourself if you voted for someone or against the "other guy".  Did you vote to get someone into that White House or to keep someone out?  Be honest!  Because; after all, that "other guy" -- if he were to be allowed access to the reins of power over the next 4 years ... well, it would mean utter destruction to everything we hold precious in this world (and quite likely the end of life on Earth as we know it).  Am I right?!

WHAT WE NEED is a complete election overhaul -- nothing short of a total reconsideration of the way we elect our officials in this country.  From campaign financing to standardized voting equipment to rationalization for the existing primary process, delegates from conventions, and our Electoral College.

WE NEED a system that everyone can trust.  And we need an informed electorate that votes for people again.

What we have is quite far from that.

1 comment:

cryptozoologist said...

your goals are laudable but do you really think standardized voting equipment will fix anything? just what we need, is for the entrenched republicans and democrats to pick out the official voting hardware. imagine the headline "vulnerabilities mount in standardized voting machines" i'm surprised you aren't happy with the way adam smith's invisible hand is guiding the way we vote in this country.

and there is competition at play in the primary process. if a party decides their primary process is ridiculous, they are free to change it. michael steel has stepped up and taken the credit for the republican process this last time. since not too many folks seem to be happy with it, i expect they will change it. but it sounds like you are hankering for some government regulation.