Monday, July 05, 2004
Letter to the Editors of The Oregonian - re: Restrictions Could Imperil Election
Robert Landauer's seemingly exhaustive list of known election discrepancies ("Restrictions Could Imperil Election," 6/29/04) demonstrates there is no BASIS for confidence in the legitimacy of US elections. No electoral reform effort is even aspiring to address everything he listed. Anyone wishing the position "I'm fully confident we'll have legitimate elections with a unanimously accepted outcome," must explain their basis for confidence. There is none.
In Arcata, CA this week (7/7/04), the City Council is considering a No Confidence resolution. Other communities, including Portland, have concerned citizens working towards the same end. Unlike the many disparate anti-Patriot act resolutions that have failed to restore our rights, the No Confidence Movement is consciously cultivating cumulative impact, essentially triggering a domino effect destined for a tipping point of genuine change. For more details, please see: http://guvwurld.blogspot.com.