Re: OT: Politics [Was:Social Contract]
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On Thursday 01 June 2006 14:39, "Roberto C. Sanchez"
<firstname.lastname@example.org> was heard to say:
> > That's typical in elections except ties, and not surprising
> > nobody bothered or wanted to check for absentee ballots. This is
> > one of the two problems Oregon eliminated by going to vote by
> > mail.
> So, all voting is done by mail? That's different.
It actually solves a great many problems. There is a paper trail,
which eliminates the greatest threat of electronic voting,
undetectable fraud. It also is convenient for anyone and everyone
equally, people can also vote early if they want.
Oregon has a great idea, I hope it spreads. The state where I live
cannot even institute a state lottery without the entire process
dripping corruption and bribery, but at least they did finally throw
out electronic voting.
In every country that finally gets elections, a clear paper trail is
one of the primary conditions. It would be sad if Americans, who
supposedly stand for that sort of thing, were to so easily be lulled
into allowing unauditable, unverifiable, invisible electronic
ballots. Unfortunately, Americans have proven themselves to be
extremely stupid, politically. That's why the US will be the next
country to collapse under fiscal mismanagement. I only hope it's as
comparatively bloodless as the collapse of the Soviet Union.
September 11th, 2001
The proudest day for gun control and central
planning advocates in American history
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