Whatever happened to “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it”? In a country founded in no small part on the philosophy of democracy by way of self-governance, why in the world would we discourage its citizens from participating in the process? Moreover, given how proudly we boast of this form of government being the sine qua non of enlightened nations and even ask our troops to sacrifice their own lives so that peoples around the world can delight in so-called Jeffersonian democracy, why are we inhibiting our fellow neighbors and family members back home from voting?
Welcome to the new Wisconsin, where the druthers of Republicans are one party-rule via a democratically elected hegemony. Read the rest of this entry »