Politics (was some other stuff)

Archaic archaic at comcast.net
Sat Jun 15 16:25:05 PDT 2002


On Sun, Jun 16, 2002 at 12:27:23AM +0100, Ian Molton wrote:
> I thought living in a democracy granted two things:
> 
> 1) anyone can run for governmental positions
> 2) you can vote for whichever candidate you wish
> 
> which implies that you have the right to vote for whoever you wish.

Read the constitution and the Bill of Rights.

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