Do we the People really count? A comment from sweet EdwardS (aka Edward Scissorhands) got me thinking……never a good thing) Here is what he said:
“I can remember when the first Iraqi election for the new government was held and everyone held up their blue ink finger signifying that they voted. Why is the Iraqi voting system more lawful and honest than ours?”
There’s logic in them thar hills and that thar comment.
Now I’m not the brightest banana in the bunch (truth be told, many claim I’m one sandwich shy of a picnic) but I do know that if you have a machine that does your tallying, you’re liable to get the clever boys and girls to do their hacking into said machine. Hmmmm….
Mr. Kells told me that in Costa Rica they must use their fingerprint too, and machines are taken out of the equation. He told me it is more laborious, but you eliminate so many variables.
If we want our vote to count, shouldn’t we the People, be the ones stating our rules? I mean, we are paying their salaries, after all. If nothing else, each voting district should assure their constituents that their machines cannot be hacked into. VA decertified its voting machine: http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2015/04/meet-the-e-voting-machine-so-easy-to-hack-it-will-take-your-breath-away/ Time to write our deaf congressmen/women?
Off on a tangent, as it is my nature, I should like to inform you of this organisation which spreads the love to the boys and girls fighting overseas (thought it appropriate for this weekend): http://pizzas4patriots.com/ (I am so into supporting anyone pushin pizza…..especially to boys and girls bustin ass and eatin those MREs!)
For inspiring me to write, I shall dedicate a song to you, to EdwardS. This is a composition by a boy called Danny Elfman: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qmOScCWGKOo