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This post was edited by abramicus at 2016-5-5 12:51|
THE DIVINE RIGHTS OF DELEGATES?
The visceral in-fighting among the contenders for their party's nomination has revealed to the public the bizarre, undemocratic, and oligarchical structure of the political system that was supposed to generate a democracy, of the people, for the people and by the people, but how? Through the vote-less Republican party system of Colorado, where the grassroots don't even have to cast a vote - it is admittedly useless, as the result has been decided by their "delegates" which is an oxymoronic term, because a delegate is supposed to act in the interest of and according to the wishes of his or her master, the party, but don't really have to when the choice of their nominee is on the table. Or, how can it be achieved, this democracy stuff, by having "superdelegates" as in the Democratic Party, who can vote irregardless of what the rank and file feels or prefers? This used to be called the "Divine Right of Kings", but for this modern age, it may be called the "Divine Rights of Delegates" which is based on their personal enlightenment, whatever it means.
If America is to rid itself of this kind of democracy by delegation, then it will have no choice but to clear the field, and only allow those who truly represent their views, such as Trump and Sanders to enter into the holy ground of presidential election, for whoever wins this election must unwaveringly represent their will and not that of any combination of delegates, who no longer accept their delegation, but instead contravene such delegation, and insist on their right to vote according to their own whims, even if it contradicts that of their constituency.
It won't be nice, when Trump meets Sanders in debate, but isn't that the only debate that the public really needs in order to decide how to run a government that was created serve the people?