“Previously known as partisan offices, voter-nominated offices are state legislative offices, U.S. congressional offices, and state constitutional offices.”What this did in our current election was to reduce the chances of a Republican being elected to the United States Senate. On the ballot were about 20 names. Most of them were different Republicans. There were so many Republicans that the chances of coming in second after the Democrat incumbent were decreased. I would not doubt that if you could look into the hearts of the people on the ballot a large number of the Republicans were really Democrats in drag, running to water down the chances of opposition.
Manipulation of the voting system is a mark of tyranny. Part of the goal of the elites is to remove any influence they do not control and make it harder for people to know what their choices are. In the general election you will not know if the person on the ballot is a Republican or Democrat.
“A candidate for nomination to a nonpartisan office may NOT designate his or her party preference, or lack of party preference, on the ballot.” (Emphasis in original)This in effect is what the Communists of the Soviet Union and the Soviet block did when they had single party elections. You can vote for our man or you can vote for our other man. Long live the Republik.
I would venture to say that such a device will be coming to a primary near you in the near future.
This is not the end of the world, just a step in the wrong direction.
We hear a lot of talk about how the founding Fathers did not intend for this country to go in the direction of political parties. Historically we need to understand that our party system was developed after the Constitution. True, but it was not a new idea. England, our role model, had parties, the Whigs and Tories, so it would come naturally to the Americans. But it was not codified so it is possible that the open primary is more in tune with the original intent. But political parties did develop and we have been stable with this system for 200 years.
The secret ballot that we are so accustomed to is also relatively recent in history. In the old days everyone knew how you voted. It made coercion much easier, that is why we have gone to the secret ballot.
The problem is changing the rules in the middle of the game and demanding the power to change them again if you start losing. We need to wake up to the elite forces that are trying to strip away our ability to live in a Republic of self governing people.
All quotes from California Presidential Primary Election, Tuesday, June 5, 2012, p. 4.
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