Dear people who may care,
Please read this article:
It is a sad day for democracy when the democratic party, headed by Howard
Dean (from my state of Vermont), does not set up the democratic primary so
that the vote of the citizen actually matters. It is not democracy, it is a
sham. I will still vote because my vote will at least suggest, to the
delegates and people in power who actually choose, the candidate the people
really want. By the system currently in use, the votes of the people have
been marginalized in this "Democracy." It is a sad day in America. I
encourage you all to contact the Democratic National Committee (DNC)
requesting reform of our election system into a form that IS democratic.
Maybe contacting the Congress would be a good idea too, though the most
grievous problems I think are with the democratic primary, and therefore the
auspice of the DNC. You may send me any information you find/receive on this
topic. I am quite unhappy with our election system, and I think other people
might be too if they understood how it actually works. Some people may feel
this is not an important issue, or that I am overly upset. Maybe I am, but I
really believe that our government is best as a democracy, and the equal
vote of all citizens is central this construct. Feel free to forward widely.
It's a beautiful day in the oligarchy, the sun is shining, I'm going
P.S. This is not to say that the Republican Part has a better primary
system. Theirs is worse. Also, this is definitely not the only article about
the primary system. The NY Times has several articles published over the
last month if you wish to read more. I've sent about six letter to the DNC
in the last month concerning the election system, and will send more. Your
vote is not yet lost in this election! Some reform could be made even before
the upcoming Democratic National Convention! It would be very simple and
undisruptive to the system in place to simply eliminate the Super-delegates.
Instead, let them vote as the normal citizens they are, in one of the
up-coming state primaries. Currently the Super-delegates are like
supper-citizens, and my vote has only a fraction of their vote's power.
Don't we all have an equal stake in this democracy? Weren't we all created
equal? I seem to remember that once upon a time in this country, women and
people of color were given half of a vote. Now we are all given a full vote,
but it now not all votes are created equal. What is the difference between
half a vote vs. a hole vote and a hole vote vs. a super vote?