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Tom Rants Default A modest election proposal

A modest election proposal

I have a proposition for the next Presidential election.

Unless at least 60% of registered voters approve it, no Presidential election.

I am convinced that requiring a 60% approval in order to hold an election will preserve our Democratic traditions.

Now some will say that all the nominees deserve an up-or-down vote in 2008 and that this is an unprecedented and unconstitutional move. I say that it’s more important to uphold the prerogatives and traditions of the individual voter than to worry about such minor things as the Constitution.

Needless to say, we’ll just have to continue the current President in office or at least continue his policies until 60% vote for cloture on this Presidential election issue. If he retires or dies and leaves the office vacant, his successor should require 60% approval. If no one gets that, why, we’ll just continue his policies even if 55% of the people disagree or want another person to fill the job.

Yeah, I think that’s the way a Democracy should function.

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