Wednesday, June 04, 2008

The Voting Process is Broken

OK, so please tell me how a candiate can win 44% of the votes yet the canditdate who only won 38% wins the nomination because of the "caucus victorys" and the electoral votes. What total BS. What happened to a Government Of the People, By the People, For the People. Granted the consititution clearly spells out the duties of the "Electors" from each state in Article II but that process seems to have been derailed by political cronyism and a lack of integrity. Maybe it's time to go to a straight popular vote and remove the "Electoral College" from the picture. In this day and age tallying the votes of every person who voted in the election is not the mammoth task it was back in the 1787 when most communication required a runner on horseback and could take several days to complete the journey one way. Now I can send an e-mail this minute and it will be received on the other side of the world in mere seconds. So why are we stuck with a system which is broken.

Well maybe someday we'll get it right but we do need to stop teaching the kids that anyone can be president, you can only be president if you are wealthy or have some very wealthy backers and some serious political pull. So we are no longer a government of the people, for the people and by the people. We are a government of the rich, for the rich and by the rich. George Washington is rolling over in his grave!

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