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Originally posted by America Jones
I agree that the two-party system is broken. That's why I'm running for President on the Fascist ticket. I want everybody to write in "America Jones" wherever they vote next. Now I understand that Fascism has gotten a bad rap lately, and that many people may be reluctant to vote for a Fascist, but the value of voting for a third-party candidate is this: it registers one's discontent with the two-party system. If one gives up on voting, one's discontent is never registered, and if one continues to vote for Democrats and Republicans, one simply fuels one's own discontent. If you don't want to vote for me, then vote for yourself, but for God's sake quit voting for Democrats and Republicans. The War on Terror started under Clinton, Bush is just presiding over the big power grab before the police state lockdown. There's no difference between these jokers. Vote Fascist.
Mixed member proportional representation, also termed mixed-member proportional representation and commonly abbreviated to MMP, is a voting system used to elect representatives to numerous legislatures around the world. MMP is similar to other forms of proportional representation (PR) in that the overall total of party members in the elected body is intended to mirror the overall proportion of votes received; it differs by including a set of members elected by geographic constituency who are deducted from the party totals so as to maintain overall proportionality
The constitutional system was originally designed “to protect the minority of the opulent against the majority,” in the words of the leading framer, James Madison [4th Pres. & 'Father of the Constitution']. Political power, he explained, must be in the hands of “the wealth of the nation,” men who can be trusted to “secure the permanent interests of the country”—the rights of the propertied—and to defend these interests against the “leveling spirit” of the general public. If the public were allowed to participate freely in elections, Madison warned his colleagues, their “leveling spirit” might lead to measures to improve the conditions of those who “labor under all the hardships of life, and secretly sigh for a more equal distribution of its blessings...”