Thursday, November 26, 2009
I think it's Pravda, that's reporting the cost to US taxpayers for the Iraq and Afghanistan wars to be a quadrillion or 1000 trillion dollars, which we seem to think we can afford. What we should afford is election reform. A 20 multiple choice test questions for citizens from the US, asked who elects the President? The correct answer is the Electoral College, answer the people and you would have been marked wrong. That system allows, as I understand it, for one persons vote in one state of 50 to swing the Electoral College over to one of the parties. Interestingly, the President and Vice President in the early days of the republic could and were from different parties, a "coalition" of sorts until changed, but the Electoral College remained unchanged. The state of Maine is changing that, adjusting Electoral College votes to reflect the popular numbers actually voted by its citizens as best possible. Let's hope "as Maine goes so goes the Nation" up to the States of the Union how they are counted and used under the US Constitution.
Happy Thanksgiving! Did you know the Declaration of Independence was probably signed with ink made from pokeberries fermented in a pumpkin?
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