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      The changes were meant to make pushing thru austerity and bank rescue measures simpler*.   Italy’s constitution almost certainly needs changes, but it probably didn’t need these changes. This is another rebuke to the Eurocrats and the European Union project.  The populist right is rejoicing. Jeremy Corbyn recently noted that the right is taking real grievanc […]
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My Voting Strategy – Democracy

Following the My Voting Strategy Series, here is my own:

E. B. White: Democracy is itself, a religious faith. For some it comes close to being the only formal religion they have.

George Orwell: In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act.

George Washington: As Mankind becomes more liberal, they will be more apt to allow that all those who conduct themselves as worthy members of the community are equally entitled to the protections of civil government. I hope ever to see America among the foremost nations of justice and liberality.

Jesse Jackson: In politics, an organized minority is a political majority.

John Bright: Demand the ballot as the undeniable right of every man who is called to the poll, and take special care that the old constitutional rule and principle, by which majorities alone shall decide in Parliamentary elections, shall not be violated. Continue reading