DAVID PAKMAN SHOW
ISN’T THIS A FINE KETTLE OF FISH
HAVE A GREAT EVENING!
How long will we be condemned to the states’ mishandling of elections, irregularities and voter suppression, etc., which foster a burden on the people? The Supreme Court is reviewing the Voting Rights Act of 1965. 47 years of these laws have not giving us elections that free from fraud, suspected criminal activity, etc., all of which embarrass the one country other countries invite in to observes their elections for irregularities. Our latest election is over and the world has seen the truth of voting in America. They see the unfair laws, long lines,lack of polling places and ballots, etc. They see the racism they would suffer should they immigrate to the US. They see that the “American Dream” might be more myth than fact. Are we going to just sit on our couches and take it? We vote for senators and representatives to go to Washington and improve our lot. Yes, they have been doing little of that lately. But, we are partly to blame if we do not let them know how we feel about the job they are doing…or not.
I hope that the Supreme Court will suggest that Congress will devise a federal election system. And, one which allows 21st Century technology: Voting by home computers and smartphones. Today, I pay my bills by computer, order my food by computer, pay my taxes by computer, renew my car registration by computer, make appointments by computer… Get the message? VOTERS SHOULD NOT HAVE TO STAND IN LINES FROM 4 TO 5 HOURS (OR LONGER) AND THEN HAVE TO FILL OUT A 12 PAGE BALLOT! Computerized voting can be safe, secure and efficient. I mean, do we believe in high-tech, or not? Congress should fully embrace the 21st Century, give us this voting system and end the national disgrace. —By GoodOleWoody
Virginia, no one calls for extermination!
By Sam Stein
WASHINGTON — Unaware that reporters were listening, Mitt Romney offered a private gathering of fundraisers on Sunday night more details than normal as to which government agencies he’d axe as president.
But even in what Romney believed to be an off-the-record setting, the former Massachusetts governor was fairly guarded. He didn’t say he would eliminate the Department of Housing and Urban Development. He said it “might not be around later.” As for the Department of Education, Romney talked about consolidating it “with another agency, or perhaps [making] it a heck of a lot smaller.” But he stopped short of saying he would “get rid of it entirely,” arguing that it could serve an important role in going after teachers’ unions. FULL ARTICLE