Friday, April 22, 2016

Hi Gardening Friends! Here is another article By Anonymous Smiley

Hi Gardening Friends! Here is another article By Anonymous Smiley. Enjoy! Gardener Den In his Farewell Address, George Washington discussed some of the ills of party politics; such as “…to put, in the place of the delegated will of the nation the will of a party, often a small but artful and enterprising minority of the community…” and “…common and continual mischiefs of the spirit of party are sufficient to make it the interest and duty of a wise people to discourage and restrain it.” It contains a great deal of prophetic wisdom. If you haven’t read or have forgotten it, please read it. Unfortunately many candidates/politicians are more concerned about their party than the constituents they are supposed to represent. There are 54 Republican, 44 Democrat and 2 Independent (both caucus with the Democrats) Senators. Essentially there are two groups, not 100 individuals. There were 188 Democrat and 246 Republican House Representatives (with one vacany); again two groups, not 435 individuals. Do they represent their constituents (i.e., the nation) or their Party? The 17th Amendment also helped corrupt our national political equilibrium and climate. How ¾ of the States ratified it is inconceivable. The writing was “on the wall” but maybe only hindsight is 20/20. And we wonder why this nation is in such turmoil? Some evidence that George Washington had it correct so long ago follows: Does your vote in the Pennsylvania Republican Presidential primary count? Of the 71 Pennsylvania Republican delegates, 54 are elected (three from each of the 18 federal congressional districts) but they can vote for presidential candidate they want. When you supposedly vote for a presidential primary candidate you also have the opportunity to vote for your delegates. It’s hard enough to get real information on the presidential candidates but do you know these delegates and to make matters worse, do you know which presidential candidate they will support? These delegates get to vote for the presidential candidate of their choice, not yours. If you support a particular presidential candidate and any or all of your delegates support someone else, you lose. The delegate’s vote counts, not yours. There is so much to say that I’m not even going to discuss the other 17 delegates, 14 of which are “at large”. The Democrats are just as bad if not worse. “We the people” – I don’t think so; We the PARTY – maybe. Click here to Reply or Forward
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