Monday, June 02, 2008

Florida and Michigan, Unite Against the Two Major Parties!

So, the Democratic Party decided that the citizens of Michigan and Florida should only be counted as half a person. Slaves counted as 3/5 of a person. So I think we are seeing a degradation in the Democratic Party's attitude toward people: they once considered a certain group of people as 3/5 of a person -- now they consider a certain group of people as 1/2 of a person.

I'm not too happy with the GOP engaging in these kinds of shenanigans either (which they did, though the DNC had to catch up with the GOP, moving from complete unfairness toward the citizens of these states to partial unfairness). What difference should it make when states hold their elections? How is that the business of the parties? How can they be granted so much power over the voters as to tell certain voters whether or not their votes count? There is something seriously wrong with that. True, it's the party nominations, and one can argue that they get to make their own rules -- but these kinds of things discourage people from voting in the general election. I would love it if Michigan and Florida voters decided to return the favor and refuse to vote for either major party.

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