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Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Confederate flag, gay marriage, and voting. USA - USA - USA!!!

Only about half of the voting age population in the USA is registered to vote;
And of that number only about half actually turn out to vote in the best of election year turnouts;
ergo, only 25% or less of the American voting age population actually votes.

Now, consider that in a one-on-one election with only two candidates running and it turns out that a candidate can win the election by only 12.5% plus 1 person of the voting age population.
And in a plurality election where the winning candidate only needs the most votes, not a majority of the votes cast, the number of people that decide the election is less than 12.5% of the voting age population.
Nonvoters have created the situation we have today - not voters, not politicians, and not political parties.

I wish that as many people who are chiming in on the CONfederate flag issue and on the Marriage EQUALITY issue would spread the word about the importance of voting and actually turn out themselves to vote.

REF (Open and explore the contents of the embedded links):
Confederate flag controversy
Gay marriage controversy
Voters vs. registered voters and voting age eligible USA

More from me about voting, not voting, etc.:
A Threat To Democracy, Roland's Ramblings, March 2, 2007.
Toledo and Ohio May 4, 2010 Elections and the Storms Afterwards, Roland Hansen Commentary, May 8, 2010.
American Democracy Threatened, Roland Hansen Commentary, October 5, 2011.
The Fraud Being Perpetuated By The Republican Party On The American Public., Roland Hansen Commentary, September 22, 2014.
U.S.A. Election 2014, American-style. The general American public gets the government it deserves!, Roland Hansen Commentary, November 14, 2014.

Saturday, July 11, 2015

Moral Crisis according to Robert Reich

If that interested you, I suggest you head on over thisaway to read other Robert Reich Quotes.

From Wikipedia, we read "Robert Bernard Reich (/ˈraɪʃ/;[1] born June 24, 1946) is an American political economist, professor, author, and political commentator. He served in the administrations of Presidents Gerald Ford and Jimmy Carter and was Secretary of Labor under President Bill Clinton from 1993 to 1997."
Go on over to read that entire Wikipedia Robert Reich article.

And, if you've a mind to read more of Robert Reich's thoughts and writings, you may check out the Robert Reich website.

Friday, July 10, 2015

Wondering about a President Donald Trump ...

There are those who say the Government of the United States of America should be run like a business. Hmmm ... let me think about that for a moment.

Yep. I can see it now. If Donald Trump were elected Presidentof the United States of America (read that embedded link), we might expect him to run the government like he runs his business enterprises. Do we really want that? Do we really want our country, the United States of America, to have the same reputation as does Donald Trump with his business ventures (read that embedded link)?  I mean, come on! Is this what we really want for our country? Make sure you open and read the contents contained within the embedded link that I have placed within the word "this" in the preceding sentence.