Color me scared after reading this editorial at Buzzflash that paints a scary picture of how the Bush-framed Supreme Court can step in again in 2008 to make California’s Democratic presidential votes go poof just like those in Florida in 2000 (and in a different spin, Ohio’s in 2004) to hand the election to a Rudy Giuliani (or worse, IF there’s worse, and considering his endorsement by a man even God might consider something of a devil, Pat Robertson, worse is hard to image).
And as you read, remember even Democrats signed away any real voting reform until 2012 – after it’s already been deferred several times following the horrific mess of 2000 and 2004.
We have to stand up and make our government accountable to us. We may need to take representational democracy away for a bit to do so, so long as our representatives cannot always be trusted to serve our interests. ONLY a grave misinterpretation of law allows the corporations who fund so much of our government to be treated like individuals with greater protections than human beings.