I just want to take a few moments, of your time, and discuss Voter sovereignty and its implications for our personal futures within a preferred, or at least a perceived representational democracy.You may not govern me without my consent
, reverberated throughout our Founders' keen and deliberate sense of a representational federalist democracy, as they constructed our Constitution. Along with and congruent to, Separation of Powers
, it is a firm keystone, and a solid building block built into our Constitution -- against an unlimited and despotic government.
Let’s imagine together for a moment, that like the “Darlings
” of J.M. Barrie’s
children’s mythos of Peter Pan
, that we wake up to a magical world. A world, (like Peter Pan’s) of neither child, nor adult, old or young, and importantly has its social order defined by an immutable rule of independent, well educated voters exercising their legitimate citizens’ choices, and influence, as the basic tenant, on which that magical society is constructed and run.
An imaginative nurturing system deliberately built from the bottom up, the bottom down … left and right sides all equal. A voluminous equilateral 8 sided societal diamond, with each of its four facets with all points out, and all bases faceting on their mutual converging planes.
A polyiamond, or polyhedron. More accurately an octahedron with its eight planes meeting, at each of its vertices.
Such cognitive theories early on, in 325BC as imagined, postulated and proofed in Euclid’s biblically elemental work, “Elements
”; further expounded on by Plato, and thereafter philosophized on by his student Aristotle, as embodying four of his five elements, earth wind, fire, and water.
Certainly given these ancient laws, we can only assume it was thereafter and forever intuitively known by Barrie; as it was deified by Picasso and his “Garde”
, at the turn of their 20th century; as it was later that same century by Buckminster Fuller, and most certainly earlier, and notably within the 18th century by our Nation’s founders.
It is hard to imagine, that our very imaginations, and our daily modern manifested institutional realities are not all, somehow connected, constrained, and based deeply within such ancient elemental, artistic, and axiomatic evolving truths.
Fast forwarding through this indulgent and evocative cubist collage-like dream state, we see on the approaching irregular horizon, another land of equally yet non arbitrary, and now highly mutable shapes, iconizing pure self interest, and an extorted insularity of and by, a new ruling beaurocracy, known as government “by and for its people”
A new pseudo fascism constructed of facades of smoke and mirrors, psychologically embracing frustration, apathy and ignorance, as the controlling elements, a mere pretense of the more solid representational democratic federalism intended.
A consolidation of effects so dense, as to squeeze out light -- light of the sun, light of common knowledge, and most importantly the light of common good.
A world in which the people sensing this vacuous palatable absence of light, and omnipresent smells of a rat, march lockstep in impeccable flight, fear and intuitive disgust, impulsively, ever faster and more reliably toward greater distrust, apathy, and disunion.
Propelled by a system in which, no matter the individuals’ earnest desires, seems to cognitively rule them out, spiritually deflate them, while all the while, neutering their palates with the persistent and ever present drumming of electronic pablum, entitlement baiting, and an incomprehensible destruction of any unifying cultural aesthetic.
A society of disequals stridently screaming their equality, marked by ever more deliberately aggressive incivility, and incongruous mind numbing inaction, and unsafe beaurocratic ineffectiveness.
A beaurocracy indulged by and self re-invented by an increasingly constrained voting class, and a deconstructed system that: enthusiastically encourages and intentionally fosters voter and citizen non participation.
A citizenry lauded and taught only the virtues of ingesting, but never digesting, nor allowable or discerning expulsion.
Yet that same system simultaneously insisting that such non participation is completely inexplicable and intolerably immutable given the laws of human nature, as they understand them, and as they are want to proselytize them.
Issues, intentionally made unclear, called ballot summaries, combined with enthusiastically obfuscating perpetually smiling candidates and office holders, committed to the service of self-serve
, with a consistency of rare sinister wit and profound unintelligible dullness.
A system unassailable in its absurd and clear use of intentional barriers and burdens to keep the entitled citizen voter from his or her veritable and verifiable civic duty of voting, and voting informed.
A system where a voter can’t get there in a useful or timely manner -- can’t understand the issues confronting them -- and can’t verify if their vote was even counted. Created to make them feel not there. So, when they are not there ... where is this so called statistical surprise?
All this in an age where they can electronically connect voices and images instantly around the world; create life in a Petri dish; steal one’s identity in an eye blink, but yet mysteriously can not enable and verify one vote, one person?
Yes, the axiomatic truths of Plato, et al are inescapably real, as are the correlative artistically distorted representations by the likes and wonders of Picasso.
Within this heritage our job … yea the very soul of our society
… is to aggressively define and assertively recapture those civil truths with an unapologetic commitment to assure and insure our verifiable voting rights, as the simple yet basic foundation and corner stone of our sovereignty as a nation, as citizens, and that these rights are protected and equally unassailable.It is we who elect them, right?
The fruited plane, on which our dreams, prosperity and our very survival is built.America! America!
We can't lose You.
This right is indeed self evident.ATTRIBUTION