The Future of Freedom Foundation today posted online my Freedom Daily article on “The Fraudulent Meaning of Elections.”
Here’s the start & finish –
“Politicians strive to make Americans view elections as sacrosanct. Challenges to election results are portrayed as heresies that threaten to destroy the entire republic. After the 2004 presidential election, many Democrats went on the warpath over alleged voter fraud and manipulation in Ohio and elsewhere. The Constitution requires Congress to certify the Electoral College voters for each state before a president is officially elected. A handful of Democratic members of Congress formally challenged the seating of the Ohio electors when Congress reconvened in early January 2005. Though the debate in the House of Representatives lasted barely two hours, many Republicans feared that raising the topic had derailed the nation and the march of history….
The “debate” in Congress illustrated how elections are now about consecration, rather than representation. Elections have become something for rulers to shroud themselves in, rather than leashes used by the people. Politicians are obsessed with maintaining the imagined dignity of their class, not in resolving doubts about honest vote counting. ”
This piece is a spinoff from Attention Deficit Democracy. I note elsewhere in the book: “The biggest election frauds usually occur before the voting booths open.”
I hope this article does not prove a fatal detriment to my chances for winning the 2006 Norman Vincent Peale Postive Thinking Award.