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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

Social Issues

10 Guys Who Weren’t Republicans or Democrats But Still Kicked Ass

In the light of the coming up election in the United States, I have compiled a list relevant to Americans’ historical attitudes when it comes to electing the ‘’leader of the free world’’. 1,713 more words

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Ah, the most dangerous of words-Politics. I know, this is your response right now…

calm yourself.

A recent discussion with a friend led me to some deep thinking. 357 more words


Partisanship in the Polling? ('Proof in the Pudding')

To my avid readers (all two of you, now), my sincerest apologies.  It’s been too long since my last update and I didn’t mean to leave you all hanging like that.   508 more words