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Voting in America - 2008 E-mail
Do Americans Really Have a Democratic Franchise?
Are U.S. Elections Authentic?
 

By Christopher Bollyn
Updated on November 4, 2008
As this system is the only form and principle of government by which liberty can be preserved, and the only one that can embrace all the varieties of a great extent of country, it necessarily follows, that to have the representation real, the election must be real; and that where the election is a fiction, the representation is a fiction also. Like will always produce like.

- Thomas Paine to the Citizens of the United States,
January 29, 1803

Everyone knows that when we have a bad government we must put up with it; the question is how to find a good one.

- Jean-Jacques Rousseau, The Social Contract


19th Century American ballot-boxes were simple and clear
-- when our elections were transparent and real.

THE ELECTION MUST BE REAL

"Where the election is a fiction, the representation is a fiction also," Thomas Paine wrote to his fellow Americans of the early 19th Century.  Paine's words of warning are just as relevant for Americans in the 21st Century:  "to have the representation real, the election must be real."

Do Americans in the 21st Century have a meaningful democratic franchise?  Do Americans have real representation in their government?  Can it even be said in 2008 that elections in the United States are truly transparent and authentic?

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