And these are the vote errors that we _know_ about. And in Ohio, we can't do a recount- because there's no smegging paper trail, fuck you very much too Diebold. Fuckers.
Something I've been noticing as of late- a great many liberals are running around with gags about secession- becoming the United States of Canada while the remainder of North America gets to be Jesusland. Ha ha, funny, yeah whatever.
It once again hammers home something I've been saying for some time- we need a Federalist government. For the uninitiated, what I'm saying is that the States should have more power and self-determination, and the Federal government should be scaled back signifigantly. This is why I move to reduce the size of our standing military and supplement it up with a massive investment in a rebuilt militia for the defense of our borders- but the militia, unlike the National Guard, is under the control of its home state- meaning it can't be sent overseas. And so forth.
Approach it from this angle. Suppose Roe V. Wade gets overturned. Unlikely, but let's keep the whatif. What does that mean? It doesn't mean abortion suddenly becomes illegal everywhere. It means that states get the right to choose whether or not abortion is legal- and really, that doesn't sound to bad to me. Oh sure, those pesky Red States will ban it outright, in an instant. But there'll be that haven of Blue States, and really, that's not so bad, now is it? Not good for the pro-abortion factions, but not so bad for the pro-choice faction- because you do still have a choice- you can take a little trip to a Blue State and get matters taken care of.
That's just an example. A state gets to marry its own residents (it shouldn't be able to marry the residents of other states- sorry Vegas), so if Mass. wants to marry same-sex couples, no problem. But the Federal Government does not have the right to enforce the - because that meddles in the wrong ways with interstate affairs. For consistancy among states, we must have a structure where legal contracts made in one state are valid in all others, and marriage is a legal contract, no more, no less.
Which throws me off on a rant. Because, as of late, it's the Conservatives that are getting all subjective in their philosophies, and I'm not talking pseudoscience-creationism. I'm talking about the argument that if the majority says so, then it must be true. If the majority says that they go to church on Sunday, then we get Sundays off so they can go to church. If the majority says that marriage means one thing, then it must mean one thing.
A Democratic Republic is not a license for mob rule. The majority is not always right- and the majority turns whichever way the wind blows far more often than the Repubs tried to say Kerry did. That's why it's a Democratic Republic- the masses get to choose their leaders, but it is not right that the leaders respond to the whims of the masses. Too much are politicians hugging to the polling data, suckling from the teat of popular opinion, when really, they should be making their own decisions.