ADVOCATES FOR SELF-RELIANCE, PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY, EQUALITY, VOLUNTEERISM, GOVERNMENT ACCOUNTABILITY & CONSTITUTION RULED POLICY
Friday, May 11, 2012
That's right! According to an article at http://utahcountygop.com/blog/mr-jenkins-goes-to-st-paul/, the Founders intended that U.S. citizens would select delegates who would spend more time than they might otherwise spend selecting the ideal candidate. Because many states no longer allow their delegates to operate as was originally intended (i.e., to use their best judgment based on current information) delegates are often denied the opportunity to spend convention time exploring candidates' commitments. Instead, they simply let the party's leadership cast their votes for them. The author of the article believes that free elections are a foundational element of a free society, and that they are jeopardized throughout the country. "It is a tragic irony," he says, "that while America is fighting to insure free elections abroad they are slipping through our fingers at home."The time has come to return to our founding ideology and to uphold the Republic we wee designed to be.
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