Monday, November 28, 2016

THE ONLY WAY TO RESTORE VOTER CONFIDENCE IS TO THROW OUT THE RULES.

I understand the people's anxieties about the election process. The process doesn't serve them, so why should they get all excited about it? The process isn't broken at all. The process is rigged from the start. No wonder too. The same criminal politicians who are funded by rogue corporations are the same people who write the rules of the game.

They get to make organizations called "political parties" who write their own rules to govern how they operate. Within each political party there are two groups. The small ruling group, and the large voting group. The ruling group write rules for their party with two goals. One goal is to gain some kind of unnatural advantage over the other parties. The other goal to to keep the large voting group from gaining any political power in the party. They must only be allowed to vote for the candidate of the parties choice, nothing more.

That's why the party rules are a mishmash of convoluted legalese. Right now there are people who are on party rules committees who are going over the rules of their party looking to make changes that give them favor. You can bet the Democratic party is doing that after their surprise defeat. After all the manipulation the Democratic Party did, they thought the election was in the bag.

That's what happens when a political party does not heed the wishes of the people. People staying home and not voting because of apathy, mistrust, anger or other things that indicate a lack of trust in our Democracy.

There is only one thing that will restore trust in our system. We must dismantle that system, and replace it with one that serves the people and not just industry, corporations and the wealthy elite. The way to do that is to take away the power to make party rules from the political parties. Take away the power from the states to make election laws. Turn over these powers to the federal government, namely the Federal Election Commission.

The states and the political parties have proven they can not be trusted with these vital functions. Time and again their malfeasance has shown through in spectacular fashion, and to the detriment of the avarage citizen. Allow the FEC the power to enforce uniform party rules and uniform election laws. Throw out the various party rule books, and replace them all with one rule book that all parties must follow. Disallow the states making election laws, and have uniform election laws that all states must follow. That is the only way to re instill faith in the system.

There is precedence for such an action too. Up until recently all former Confederate States had to have all election laws reviewed before they were instituted to insure they did not violate the Constitution. Once that provision was thrown out, malfeasance became rampant. Vote tampering, suppression and other tactics designed to give power over to some at the expense of others became the new norm. So people stayed home.

Democratic Socialist Party of the United States
Democratic Socialist Party of the United States
That is exactly what the DSPOTUS wishes to do for our nation. Our party will throw out their own rule book in favor of one designed to be uniform across all parties, as long as that book is truly one that hands all power over to the masses. Then our people will have power over the parties, and not the other way around. "People before Party", and even before the DSPOTUS. The people rule our party, and not the other way around. That's how our people will regain confidence in the vote.