What this country needs is more free speech worth listening to.
Election Day USA
What this country need is cleaner, more honest elections. We need a better informed electorate. We need more intelligent campaigns with no nasty name calling, mud slinging, finger pointing and conspiratorial nonsense. We need to insure that every American who has the right to vote can exercise that right without hindrance. We need voting machines that work properly and ballots that are clear and easy to read. We need to know that those votes are correctly and honestly counted by disinterested individuals who have no vested interest in the outcome. We need to know that the results will be determined by the electorate and not by some court. We need to improve the Electoral College so that it more appropriately represents the population. We need a Congress that is not made up of millionaires who are called upon toe speak and vote on issues about which they know little or nothing. We need a less bellicose nation. We need to be proud of everything our country does or tries to do in the world. We need to prove to ourselves and to show to the world that we can conduct our internal affairs in an intelligent, dignified and respectful manner.
The most honest election I ever saw was in a small town in New England. They were paper ballots and they were counted three times by three citizens up on the stage of the high school auditorium in front of everybody, and if the three results differed, they were counted again.
On Election Day of the Ford/Carter decision I stood in line for an hour and a half to enter the booth and pull the lever. Those were the good old days.
DB - Vagabond Journeys