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  •  why did I post??? (5+ / 0-)
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    Who are you to demand that I justify my decision to write a diary? Why would I have to justify it to anyone whatsoever?

    But, silly me, I will anyway:

    • I'd long planned to preview my upcoming solemn duty as part of the Electoral College.
    • I thought the tale of the oddball letter would be a good "hook".
    • I found the very idea that someone believed they could convince a Democrat committed enough to be an Elector to do something as ridiculous as vote for Romney highly amusing, in a sardonic sense.

    I have never, not even for a microsecond, perceived the slightest whisper of a threat in this letter.

    It will be interesting to hear what my fellow Electors/Alternates have to say about the letter (I'm assuming that all 332 Democratic Electors and their Alternates got the same letter, but maybe I'm wrong).

    Labor is prior to, and independent of, capital. Capital is only the fruit of labor, and could never have existed if labor had not first existed. Labor is the superior of capital, and deserves much the higher consideration. -- K.Marx A.Lincoln

    by N in Seattle on Sat Dec 15, 2012 at 11:24:58 PM PST

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    •  Thus, all you are doing is promoting your (0+ / 0-)

      status as an elector, not actually writing about any real issue. You should delete the diary. It reflects poorly on you, and does not advance any interests of this site or the Democratic Party.

      Sorry to sound harsh.  It's not personal.  I just think you're making a big error in judgment here.

      •  I disagree entirely (4+ / 0-)

        N is documenting his role in the electoral process, and a doubtless well-meaning but deluded attempt to subvert his vote.  He appears to know his law, civics and history and has provided us a lesson in each.  I see no "big error in judgement" on his part.  And yes, your comment does seem both harsh and mean-spirited, at least to me.


        quis custodiet ipsos custodes -- Juvenal VI, 347-8

        by golem on Sun Dec 16, 2012 at 06:28:31 AM PST

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