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Re: OT: Politics [Was:Social Contract]

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hendrik@topoi.pooq.com wrote:
> On Thu, Jun 01, 2006 at 09:39:28AM -0500, Ron Johnson wrote:
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>> Roberto C. Sanchez wrote:
>>> hendrik@topoi.pooq.com wrote:
>>>>>    Come off it, Paul.  Even under the conditions that Gore's team asked for
>>>>> on the recounts Bush won.  In fact only under one recout, one Gore's team
>>>>> *DIDN'T* ask for did Gore squeak by on a narrower margin than any of the other
>>>>> recounts.
>>>> The only count in which all the ballots were counted.
>>> Yeah, after they had excluded many (nearly all?) legitimate absentee
>>> ballots.  Many of which were sent in by military personnel.  You know,
>>> those people who tend to vote predominately Republican?
>> Besides, is it really practical to expect 6,000,000 ballots[0], most
>> of which are analog, to all be cast correctly and then counted
>> correctly?
>> No.  Too much human intervention.
> True.  But there's a big difference between human error and a court 
> decision blocking them from being counted.

Sigh.  There's no arguing with that idea, so I won't even try.

> To my mind, that is when america stopped being a democracy.

The USA is not, and has never been, a democracy.

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Ron Johnson, Jr.
Jefferson LA  USA

Is "common sense" really valid?
For example, it is "common sense" to white-power racists that
whites are superior to blacks, and that those with brown skins
are mud people.
However, that "common sense" is obviously wrong.
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