Twenty-Two Thousand Republicans fail to
endorse Rick Santorum as their Senator. Or so
the headline stated in a Newspaper i didn't buy.
Such things also happen in year=off Elexions.
In a one-party system, it is called a VOTE of
NO CONFIDENCE. id est---the selected voter
admires the Slate but will not fully endorse this
one Representatif. It happens more often than
you might imagine; it even happens in the
general election! The up=shot of this particular
result is that Slick Rick will have to werk harder
in the Keystone than his millions dollar war-chest.
And that's a good thing, considering the message
that was just sent to the Local party Pirates.
Without revealing how my Vote figgered into
this anomaly, if at all...There is a profoundly
meaningful place in Democracy still for the
VOTE of NO CONFIDENCE. It keeps the
entrenchants on their toes. AND it slightly opens
the door in many Elexions for 3rd, 4th & 5th
party Candidates! Registre NOW as a Green,
Reform, Socialist, Independent or Whatever---
then use your selection as a Yea or Nay for the
persons who actually represent Your point of view.
Plus+, you can change affiliations within the year
or between Election Cycles! Early & Often^
Happy Armed Forces Day to all the brave young
men and women currently serving Inside and
Outside this country. I fervently wish for a day
when you won't have to carry rifles & rations
to any Border, anywhere. Alas--that day is still
far off. Thanks for Serving; remember the Fallen.
And speaking of taxes--i just received the last of
my small refunds. I won't be able to deposit the
Dimes until Monday & the gubment has been
using the interest for G knows what! Isn't it about
time WE called for a CONSTITUTIONAL
CONVENTION to repeal the amendment which
institutionalised war=time schpending? We'd be
far less Apt as a nation to jump into these wild
foreign Adventures if the PEOPLE spent their
Own money AND the Politicians had to come
asking for it. I'm just spit=balling, of gourse,
between my own measured actions...