Low Tech Proxy P.R. Method- Party Variant, 22 Oct 2001

DEMOREP1 at aol.com DEMOREP1 at aol.com
Wed Oct 24 19:51:57 PDT 2001

Forest observed-

As far as I can see, the only possible advantage of a proxy PR method is
the convenience of just shading one bubble (to designate your proxy) and
letting your proxy worry about how to actually vote.

In the USA (where convenience is right up there with mom and apple pie) 
some of these proxy ideas just might catch on!

D- U.S.A Science -- high tech stuff- super computers, rockets in outer space, 

U.S.A. Politics -- Very low tech --  basically brain dead with ANTI-Democracy 
gerrymanders and plurality nominations and elections (especially producing an 
ULTRA-dangerous elective oligarchy in the U.S.A. Congress and the resulting 
*World Empire* hubris in the brains of the top leaderships in such Congress 
since 1942 with the semi-collapse of the British Empire).  

Nothing especially new in the rise and falls of minority rule empires in the 
last 5,000 years.

See Outline of History by H.G. Wells (1949 edition covers through end of 
World War II).
Mr. Wells notes the ancient rise of gerrymanders in the Roman Republic (the 
use of animal stalls for voting by the various ancient Roman tribes) 
contributing to the end of the Roman Republic in the 120 B.C. - 28 B.C. chaos.

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