27 March 2008

smoke-filled brains

the best quote that shows the thinking of political bosses regarding "democracy."
“From my perspective,” said Jerry Meek, the chairman of the N.C. Democratic Party, “whenever you have a plurality electoral system like we have, where the person with the most votes prevails, third parties simply have the tendency to distort the electoral process in ways that don’t adequately represent the wishes of the voters.”
how is "letting" people vote for whom they choose distorting their wishes? so rather than implement a better form of vote counting, our political betters will select for us a reasonable offering. the next step, of course, is to make voting mandatory.

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