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Political stuff

All this political stuff on hosta-open will probably fade away in 
awhile, so I better get in a few words before it's too late.  There 
have been a number of specific messages I wanted to get into, but at 
the rate the email is coming it I'm losing track of it all.

First, are we having a discussion about elections or erections?  It 
seems to me that Gore's air brushed erection on the cover of Rolling 
Stone has gone to his head.  If Gore's desire to be president at any 
cost isn't apparently clean, then there is little hope for this 
country.  There may be little hope anyway, even if Bush makes it 
because the socialists in this country are a LOT stronger then we 
first thought.  I wonder where all these people who voted for Gore 
think the money to pay for all of Gore's new spending and entitlements 
is going to come from?

Gore lost the second recount, so now they are doing a hand count to 
"judge the voters intentions" which really means "we want to steal the 
election."  The sad part is that it may very well work!  Under those 
conditions Gore would have little respect as president and I seriously 
doubt that he would be able to work with a Republican Congress.  

The Electoral College was set up for a reason.  The founding fathers 
didn't quite trust the populace with a direct vote, and the smaller 
states didn't trust the larger states, thus the Electoral College 
served as a workable compromise.  Hillary not withstanding, the 
Electoral College is not going to be eliminated any time soon - there 
are a lot more smaller states then large states and they are not going 
to vote to eliminate the Electoral College.  The Electoral College 
also serves another important role in that it has given us a strong 
two party system for over 200 years and that in turn has helped to 
make this a great country.  Eliminating the Electoral College would 
eliminate the two party system as such and we would end up with a 
multiparty parliamentary type government.  While vote fraud is 
possible under the Electoral College system it would be even more 
rampaged under a system of direct election because only a small 
handfull of cities would end up being the determining factor as to who 
wins.  As it is now, I expect Gore got 1 to 2 million fraudulent 
votes.  Imagine how many more fraudulent votes the Democratic 
candidate will get in a popular vote system.  The only way a popular 
vote system could work would be to have a run off vote.  If no 
candidate gets a 50% majority, then there is a run off between the two 
top vote getters.  You don't print 100 million new ballots in a weeks 

Joe Halinar

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