Published: Monday, Nov. 12 2012 3:50 p.m. MST
The premise here is correct: the election process must be reformed. However, the
only effective reform is a return to the past. The 17th Amendment must be
repealed.Before this subversive amendment, Senators were elected by
the States, not an uninformed and uneducated public. Under this system, only
true statesmen were elected--only those who were willing to put the welfare of
the Nation above personal gain. Now, we are plagued with obscene campaigns in
which candidates sell their souls to the highest bidder in return for funds that
are used to fool a gullible public.If the last election proved
anything, it proved that the general public is simply not smart enough to pick
the candidates that are best for this Country. It is time to say "enough is
enough," and return the power to choose to the States where it belongs.
Is JCS blaming the people who showed up to vote for having to stand in long
lines at the polls? Perhaps it wasn't smart not to vote early or absentee,
But should that be the reason for disenfranchising the voters from elections to
the Senate? After all, it's only one spot on the ballot, and only a third
of Senate seats are contended every three years. I suspect JCS's plan
really has nothing to do with voting and everything to do with WHO gets voted
in, and to him that means hand-picked plutocrats who needn't dirty their
hands giving speeches to the unwashed public who end up being the ones being
governed. I wonder if JCS has compared the literacy rate now to the
1780's lately. If many other countries can permit registered voters to do
so, then certainly we, who showed the world the principles of democracy, can
move forward, not back.
Oops. I meant every TWO years.
@ JCS: Senators are two spots on the ballot. I seriously doubt that removing
those two spots would reduce the voting time by enough to get rid of the
lines.Did you even read the article on which you are commenting?And, even if we accept your premise - how is having Senators elected by
the state going to change the election of the President or Representatives?
BTW, when JCS uses the term "States" he really means "state
legislatures". You'd have to ask him why he just doesn't call it
what it is.
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