Hang them high remedies

David Catchpole s349436 at student.uq.edu.au
Sun Sep 13 23:43:01 PDT 1998


On Mon, 14 Sep 1998 DEMOREP1 at aol.com wrote:

> My friendly local paper had a cartoon on Sunday, Sept. 13, 1998, with a ballot
> with 2 columns with the headings "Hang (th)'em high" and "Hang (th)'em higher"
> (recalling Mr. Clint Eastwood's 1960's movie) with the various candidates.
> Is the cartoonist a relative of Mr. Ossipoff ?
> Being serious, I suggest again that (1) there be a YES/NO vote on executive
> and judicial officer candidates so that obvious bad case folk do NOT get
> elected (along with a Condorcet number vote 1, 2, 3, etc. to choose among the
> choices that have apparent majority YES acceptability votes and (2) there
> should be short terms (preferably 1 year terms) so that corrupt elected folk
> can only do damage for a short time, and that (3) there should also be a voter
> recall method for all officers in case the voters are brainwashed when they
> elect some candidate who reveals his/her/their *true corrupt* (and powermad)
> character(s) after they enter into office (e.g..  Johnson (Vietnam War), Nixon
> (Watergate), Reagan (Iran-Contra), Clinton (l'affaire Monica L.), etc., etc.).
> I continue to be amazed why politician folks in legislative bodies fail to
> make obvious elementary fundamental reforms in spite of repeated devastating
> political disasters.

Isn't American politics FUN?

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