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Jul. 6th, 2006 | 07:15 pm
mood: curiouscurious
posted by: pifactorial in revicon

I was just watching Glenn Beck on CNN. (As an aside, Beck is my favorite TV host, and hereby dubbed an honorary revicon.)

Anyway, he was talking (as he often does) about the idiocy of self-interested partisan politics in the United States. He suggested someone should create the "Human Party", with the following platform:
  1. Do the right thing.
  2. Look at the issues through the eyes of your children and not the eyes of your party.
  3. Your country is just as important as your district.
  4. We're not always going to agree.
  5. Death penalty to any politician who commissions a focus group.

He then interviewed a representative from Unity08, a movement to create a unity ticket (i.e. the president comes from one party, the vice-president comes from another) in the next election. Is it just me, or is that a stroke of brilliance?

Whatever form it winds up taking, the American electoral system is well overdue for some sort of shakeup.

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Arthur "Jude" Vinson

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from: judetherat
date: Jul. 14th, 2006 01:49 am (UTC)
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There was some big upsets in the 1800s that basically put a stop to the practice in the US...

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