reply to post by alyosha1981
(IMO) Every American citizen who sees this should do the same.
A bill to criminalize anyone delivering a ballot for someone unable to drive to the polling place.
So absentee ballots (Which one can deliver to the polling place for another.) will change if that passes? Not to mention that specific wording in
bills is often adhered to after it passes. "Someone not able to drive to the polls." An adult, (Someone of voting age who doesn't have a drivers
license.) now is banned from voting simply because they couldn't drive themselves there?
If that's the case, I have a big problem with that.
To the main issue of the thread.
I don't care what any of them say about it. They can make all the excuses they want.
No excuse they can give is even close to making it ok to do this, not to mention that it is against the rules to do it. Why are they able to continue
to do this?
Can they be criminally punished for this? If not, why not?
I don't always take a lunch break either, (The dumbest excuse I heard them give.) which in California at least, is also breaking the rules. But in
my situation, I feel that taking a lunch break is my own choice depending on how the day is going and how I feel at the time. I see no problem with
it being that it affects only myself and nobody else.
That's not the case for them. They've been given ONE vote, (One that affects every one of those who elected them.) and NO RIGHT TO VOTE FOR ANYONE
ELECTED BY OTHERS.
Also, I wonder how well would this would sit with pretty much anyone who voted for one person, knowing that someone they didn't vote for was casting
votes in their name?
Zero Tolerance plans are something you hear people talk about in school a lot. If it works for kids, should it not work for Elected Officials? Has
nobody ever thought that it may be a good idea to also put that type of plan in place to watch over them?
If you do something wrong, there will be consequences. I can't think of anything more simple than that.
Ultimately, it's up to the citizens to keep track of this kind of thing, and honestly, I'm not surprised that this has been going on. (I wasn't
aware of it either.)
People today are asking for change, but that's not going to come from one man. If people really want to see a change in their lives, the biggest
impact they will see will be with cleaning things up at home.
[edited for clarity on 4/11/2009 by Americantrucker]
[edit on 4/11/2009 by Americantrucker]