This particular case highlights the urgent need for drastic election reform in our country, if we are to continue describing ourselves as a democratic republic, instead of an oligarchy. In case you need further evidence of the problem, below is a video that was posted on Facebook by a voter in Phoenix, showing just how ridiculous the lines were yesterday.
Within the embedded post, you'll notice that I offer three specific measures (each requiring either state or national Constitutional amendments) that I think are necessary if we are to preserve the democratic nature of our republic. If you're having trouble viewing the embedded post, here's a quick rundown:
1) A reasonable number of polling places should be required based on the population of eligible voters and mail-in ballots should be universally available to voters.
2) A "person" and their associated natural rights should be defined by the Constitution as individual humans, instead of corporate entities.
3) Congress and state legislatures should have term limits imposed on their members (12 years for Senators, 8 years for Representatives) through a Constitutional Amendment (most likely brought about by an Article V Convention of the States), thereby limiting the influence of outside lobbyists and solidifying their connection to their constituents.
I go a bit more into detail on the reasons for these three measures in the embedded post, but I think they are necessary for the preservation of the American experiment in democracy. Let me know what you think in the comments below!
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