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Peace Patriot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-01-05 04:59 PM
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4. In response to ibid, above: This has nothing to do with the media...
...monopolies. This is project of THE PEOPLE--OUR government, OUR election system, OUR majority collective will, OUR demand for proper and rightful representation, OUR future. NOBODY in government OR in the news monopolies is seeing to this: the verification of our elections, and the honesty and integrity of our election system. So we MUST do it ourselves. That's what Kathy Dopp is talking about--creating a PARALLEL ELECTION MONITORING SYSTEM, independent of the one that is giving us false results, where, at the very least, we KNOW WHAT HAPPENED, where the black holes are located into which are votes are being "disappeared," and can determine courses of action based on quick and expert assessment of the facts.

It has taken six months, since 11/2/04, to put together a comprehensive picture of that election--and there are still big holes in our knowledge (for instance, a lack of precinct level audits almost everywhere). We absolutely need to quicken this process that we have all been through over the last six months. One of the things we've learned is that government AND the news monopolies are FAILING US miserably on even the simplest and most common sense election verification measures.

This is the counter-measure--and it is well thought out, potentially very well organized, and intended first and foremost as a system for informing THE PEOPLE--not the government, not the controlled news media--of what is going on, and doing so with great immediacy.

If this system had been in place in 2004, we might have had a quite different result from the efforts in Ohio and other places to verify the election and detect fraud--and we might not have George Bush as head puppet of this fascist coup today. We need the ability to instantly focus election monitoring efforts on exactly the right places, on a nationwide scale, so that we can rally local support wherever it's needed, instantly, to whatever action is needed, for election verification--counting voter sign-ins at the precinct level, securing evidence, demanding transparency, protesting, suing.

We had desperately overworked and underfunded election activists rallying on an ad hoc basis, in Ohio for instance. It was an heroic effort, in response to massive fraud that the country was not at all prepared for. Such efforts should be more routine than heroic, and should have much more pre-planning and support.

We may lose, still--as you seem to be predicting, ibid--but, by God, THIS TIME it won't be because we weren't ready for them and their damnable election theft, on OUR OWN INITIATIVE--independent of useless or criminal Secretaries of State, fraudulent attorneys general, and oblivious or corrupt Democratic Party leaders.

The "Last Stand" metaphor has perhaps been overused, but there is a lot to say for 2006 being the "Last Stand" for democracy in the United States of America. Personally, I feel that democracy is never dead if there are people who still believe in it, and are fighting for it, no matter how bad things are. Democracy is a goal, a purpose, a shining ideal. So, I would put it like this: 2006 is the "First Stand"--the opening battle, the second "shot heard round the world"--in our struggle to re-establish our democracy, and maybe even to create an improved version of it.
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