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Election Day

The Washington Post reminds us that today is election day. Which is kind of funny considering how much presidential election coverage our citizenry is exposed to. In my humble opinion, one of the many problems with American politics is that elected officials begin campaigning the day after they win. Which means full-term pandering to those that can help them get re-elected, etc, etc, etc. Nonetheless, as the Post tells us, today’s election day isn’t completely devoid of things worth thinking about:

  1. Will¬†fertilized eggs be defined as people in Mississippi? Certainly Wikipedia isn’t the end all be all of resources, but does anything on their person page sound like a fertilized egg? Aside from being a clear attempt to move in the direction of anti-choice, I’m just not sure what problem such legislation would be fixing.
  2. Pro-Union in Ohio? Frankly, I’m not a big Union guy. I understand the reasons for their existence. And I’m all for people uniting to use collective bargaining power in a free market. But Unions have swung the pendulum way too far in the wrong direction. Too much concentration of power no matter which side of the factory you work on is destined for corruption.
  3. Will the Virginia Senate go GOP? This would lead to complete Republican control of Virginia. That should lead to some well-balanced decision-making.
  4. Can a Democrat win conservative hearts in Kentucky? Looks that way with Steve Beshear poised to win the Governor seat there.
  5. Arizona Republican recall. The Democrats’ response to the bouncing the state’s chair of the redistricting commission. Ah, redistricting, American politics at its finest. Can’t win the race? Change the rules.
So what are you waiting for? Get out there and vote!