I watched America live a little bit today, I also saw it die a little bit.Submitted by fiodax on Wed, 02/12/2014 - 22:07
I watched America live a little today, in the effort and passion put forward by the hundreds of citizen lobbyists who showed up at the Oklahoma State capital today to fight against the tyranny of marijuana prohibition. I also saw America die a little bit as we sat in the senate gallery and watched them pass a bill to hand over our presidential electoral college process to the centralized national media propagandists. All in the name of "democracy", with platitudes and assurance that its all "For the people". But its plain who is pulling the strings, and it's not "the people".
They passed a bill to basically make our presidential electors go to whoever wins the majority of the popular vote in the nation. There is a coalition of states passing these bills. Which means that presidential elections will be a national popularity contest and will easily be controlled and determined with a centralized national media campaign. Reminded me of the attempt to centralize control at the RNC, as well as the debacle of the 17th amendment, and how it enabled the centralization and control of senate elections to the uniformly controlled newspapers of the day.
The need to constantly barrage these pirates with our demands is an unfortunate necessity for all of our own self defense from their schemes. The system is designed to be boring and complicated in an attempt to keep you discouraged and disengaged.
As much as I would like to live in a society that respects the rights of the individual, it just isn't the reality. We live in a police state directed by the political whims of a bunch of self-interested ego maniacs, with a few exceptions. We must put forward effort to confront them with the immorality and unreasonableness of their actions, so they at least can't claim a defense of ignorance for the repercussions of their legislating.