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Whatever Became of the Fine Art of Selecting The BEST QUALIFIED for the Job?

IS THIS REALLY HAPPENING?

An Editorial Comment by Ralph F. Mariano - 05/12/02

Florida Democratic Chairman
Bob Poe
Bob Poe

"I certify that I am a registered Democrat;  that I will support the interests, welfare, and success of the Democratic Party; that I will not publicly support or campaign for any opponent of any Democratic Nominee, nor publicly oppose the election of a Democratic Nominee."
 

Florida Republican Chairman

Tom Slade

"I certify that I am a registered Republican; that I will support the interests, welfare, and success of the Republican Party; that I will not publicly support or campaign for any opponent of any Republican Nominee, nor publicly oppose the election of a Republican Nominee."
When one joins one of these political parties one must take an oath... an oath to provide undying loyalty, blind faith, almost zealot-like, by the nose following what the party says and does. Is the "trick" operative word _publicly_?  Does that mean the oath okays and/or encourages sneaky, behind-the-scenes activities?  Is this still 2002 in the USA?

It makes good sense to become an independent as opposed to the horse-blindered, follow, through thick and thin, vote as we do.. oath asked for by the major political parties.

What is wrong with this picture?  Could this be why there are so many goofs in government?  Potato heads who seemingly get elected and strictly vote along party lines regardless of whether the item being voted upon is truly to benefit the people?  Could this, "sworn to zeal", be the reason for such ugly "partisan politics"?

In my humble opinion, such an oath is an outrage.  People had better think twice about who they are voting for and how that person will act if under such a restrictive oath.  It appears that if, the party leaders decide to support a real goof for election, for whatever reason, the party members are bound by oath to vote for and potentially put a disaster in office.  Is this really the American Way?  I think not.  Maybe its best to be a registered Independent thus avoiding such ridiculous oaths. Its time these powerhouse parties got out of the dark ages.  Support the people or support themselves, which are they really supposed to stand for?  The more I look into the depths of politics, the more it looks like an overflowing swill pool.  I keep praying; "Lord, please tell me it isn't so".

 

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