Monday, January 30, 2012

And Now, The Big One!

If you are as unhappy as I am over the illegal shenanigans in Frankfort; where the Democratic House screwed some of its GOP members, all in the name of protecting Democratic incumbents, and the GOP Senate screwed some of its Democratic members, all in the name of politics---take heart.

People are upset. House Republicans have filed a lawsuit; in the Senate Fayette County Senator Kathy Stein, banished to north east Kentucky, may do the same. It's always hard to predict how such suits will turn out, but the state Constitution seems to give both a reasonable chance of success.

Please let your state senators and representatives, regardless of party, know of your displeasure; and that it doesn't have to be this way. Other states use bipartisan commissions to do the redistricting. It works there, and Kentucky should follow suit. A bill to do this may be introduced by Fayette Rep. Bill Farmer, possibly others; it's chance of passage is not good, but there is no chance unless all of us insist a change needs to be made.

But this state skirmish is but a warm-up for the BIG battle coming this fall. Right now you and I do NOT elect the President. "Electors" we vote for do, and the Electoral College constitutes the most corrupt and rotten of all political redistricting. Several times in our history candidates without a majority have become president thanks to this "college."

If you believe, as I do, that one Kentucky vote is just as good as one vote in Tennessee or Nevada, then you must believe that one California vote should be worth one Kentucky vote; no more, an no less. It's either "one person, one vote" or it isn't. There is no middle ground, and there is no super computer in all the world that can make votes equal through an Electoral College.

The "college" should be abolished and all of our votes made equal. There is no other way.

It will take an amendment to do this. Let's get started, before we witness, once again, hanging chads in Florida, incorrectly counted votes in Iowa, or a Supreme Court that wrote its own politics into its decision and made a loser President.

I'm just sayin'...

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