[EM] language/framing quibble
fredgohlke at verizon.net
Thu Mar 5 05:23:56 PST 2009
Good Morning, David
re: "Suppose I take an interest in becoming mayor of Owego.
This will require my neighbors learning this, and something
of what I might do as mayor."
The essence of democracy is not what you want, it is what the people of
The only way we can find out who the people of Owego want to be their
mayor is to ask them. Our present electoral methods do not ask the
people who they want, they tell the people what choices they have.
Campaigning is not asking, it is telling.
The failure of our political system is that it is not an asking
mechanism, it is a telling mechanism. In spite of the advances in
transportation, communication and data processing over the past 200-odd
years, we have not yet devised a means of asking the people to make
their own political decisions. We have the means, but not the method.
My purpose is to devise a practical method of asking the people of Owego
who they want as their mayor.
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