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A2: Facebook, the rights of slaves and corporations, and state reform

An eclectic mix in US politics this week, with a selection from the Guardian. First, Facebook. America has a tension between the IT-sharing social media it leads the world in, and rights to free speech and privacy. 583 more words

Republic vs. Democracy, the Role of Government

A nice article on the subject by Rand over at Transterrestrial:

Quantity Versus Quality

No mention whatsoever of popular voting. It would be perfectly constitutional for the electors to be chosen by throwing darts at a phone book, by elimination from a reality show, or a mass tournament of pistols at dawn, as long as the legislature so stipulated. 498 more words


The Election of 1820

There is not much to write about the election of 1820. This election was the only uncontested presidential election in American history except for the first two elections when Washington was the only candidate. 427 more words



A Princeton study reports “We the People” have no influence on government policy.  LOL, really, it didn’t take a study from an Ivy League university to determine that.   394 more words

nanarhonda reblogged this on My Soapbox and commented:

One thing that is forgotten is that our POTUS is not elected by the popular vote but by the electoral college. And that is unfortunate... Thank you, Arlin, for yet, another great article to reblog!

Half of Mount Rushmore Gone!

If all U.S. Presidents were selected by the national legislature instead of the Electoral College, who would be chosen and who would be ignored?  Under such a system George Washington would still have become President, but Abraham Lincoln would never have been considered. 162 more words


Politics, Elections, & Lies - Oh My!?

On August 21, 2011 Neil deGrasse Tyson wrote, “When you’re scientifically literate, the world looks different to you. It’s a particular way of questioning what you see and hear. 893 more words

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