A Dream National Ballot for 2012



June 13, 2011

“Let [the Constitution] be taught in schools, seminaries and in colleges; let it be written in primers, in spelling books and in almanacs; let it be preached from the pulpit, proclaimed in legislative halls, enforced in courts of justice. In short, let it become the political religion of the nation.” ~ Abraham Lincoln

American voters are preparing to vote next year to elect a president to preside over their government for the next four years. Will they return President Obama to office, or are they disappointed enough in his performance to elect a President Romney, Palin, Pawley, Paul, Bachman, Cain or Perry? What will the next president do about the environment, the economy, education, jobs and health care? Will he or she end the failed Wars on Terrorism and Drugs?

In spite of all of their lofty promises, mealy-mouthed answers, and misleading advertisements, American voters really have no clue about what any of the candidates will actually do if and when they get into office.

With $3 billion wasted on the Help America Vote Act and the unreliable electronic machines it has purchased, voters continue to worry about whether they will even be allowed to vote next November, much less if their votes will ever be accurately counted.

Your voting power under the current system has been reduced to electoral slavery, and you are seriously deluded if you think you have any real control over your government.

Can you even dream about a National Ballot that will establish your authority, one in which you, rather than politicians, create the policy guidelines for your government and you, rather than hacked computers, decide whom you want to implement your policy?

Imagine there is a paid holiday set aside for the presidential election and that every citizen is encouraged to register and to reverently observe the most sacred sacrament of the nation’s political religion.

Think about walking into your neighborhood polling place and being handed a sheet of heavy paper with 12 policy questions for you to thoughtfully answer, yes or no, and a list of party candidates for you to consider before you carefully write in the name of your personal choice for president and vice president.

Sleep well with sweet anticipation during the week or two it will take to patiently hand count the millions of paper ballots before the clear voice of American voters is heard to echo around the world with the resounding message that democracy is alive and well in the land of the free.

Feel the power flowing into your hands and sense the clarity of your mind!

Close your eyes and picture the paper ballot you would like to see handed to every voter on November 6, 2012:

 Given the chance, how would you vote?

What questions would you like to see on the ballot?

What are you waiting for? Voting is a both a right and a duty – use it or lose it!

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Your comments are greatly appreciated.

~Wm

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