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  •  For me, the breaking point was this: (6+ / 0-)

    "Don't count the ballots."

    How can any nation claim to be a "democracy" when the highest court in the land declares that the ballots should not be counted in order to determine the winner of an election?

    How can counting the ballots produce "irreparable harm" to the losing party?  Isn't that what elections are?  A winner and a loser?  If it takes 6 months to sort it all out, every ballot counts.  Or none of them do.

    If the votes don't matter, then we don't have a democracy.  

    Yet the nation just rolled over and said, "Meh, what's on Showtime?"

    My entire outlook on the nation changed after that.
    Utter disgust.

    "The law is meant to be my servant and not my master, still less my torturer and my murderer." -- James Baldwin. July 11, 1966.

    by YucatanMan on Thu Apr 04, 2013 at 10:45:36 PM PDT

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    •  When it comes down to it... (0+ / 0-)

      ...technically, at a federal level, the ballots don't really matter much.  We have the right to -vote-, but the Electors are the only ones whose votes count at all, and they can and always have been able to vote as they wish -- albeit, now, often, with unpleasant legal consequences afterwards.

      But then, I've never claimed to live in a democracy.  We're a democratic republic, which is something else.  And in any case, we usually only get to choose between Promises To Be Horrible and Probably Won't Do As Much Damage.  At best.

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