We Want a Great Democracy

Democracy is something that so many like to parade around as wonderful, and bizarrely used as an excuse for intervening in the affairs of other nations, but the number of hypocrites in our nation that really don't like democracy is quite large. Like trying to limit who can be on ballots, such as minor parties; trying to suppress citizens from being able to vote (as a number of administrations around the country are doing now); making money a bigger hurdle in elections than it should be in a practical democracy, such as the Supreme Court's unseemly "Citizens United" decision, and no public financing of elections for the most part (and none in Washington state); authoritarians that suppress the right of petition, a First Amendment right; and not to be left out, a media that promotes democracy on the one hand, and on the other hand does everything it can to give a narrow, one-sided vision of democracy, and this isn't just the usual suspects, i.e., the corporate media and their affiliates.

So we, at the Party of Commons, want a great democracy, and we will do everything possible to get this message to the people despite the present Seattle-area news bottleneck of the director of elections election. We don't have a real press in Seattle, but pretenders to the throne. Any kind of a so-called even-handed, objective mainstream media does not exist in King County, especially regarding elections, and rarely in the so-called alternative press. The director of elections election is a county-wide election relating to a crucial department, though, so this should be given at least some attention.

Democracy: shaky on the margins, and great when in the hands of the people.

If possible, please, consider contributing to campaign (see disclaimer below before donating): click on the title link above and make selections of how you want to donate, or send check or money order to Mark Greene for Director of Elections Comm., P.O. Box 612, Bellevue, WA 98009. Also, Mark is depending on supporters to spread the word about the campaign to get around the media bias regarding non-establishment campaigns. Thank you!

Disclaimer: Dean Logan is an ex-director of King County Elections and the predecessor to the present incumbent (both appointed by ex-executive Ron Sims).

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