Letter: Our republic's failing democratic process


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Originally Posted Online: Nov. 01, 2012, 3:02 pm
Last Updated: Nov. 01, 2012, 3:21 pm
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Those with money/power control our "democratic" process through the media, political parties, PACs, and our secret, electronic elections.

Obama-administration lies concerning the stripping of security protection from the Benghazi mission prior to 9/11/12 and the refusal to send/permit local help the night of the attack. FBI and congressional investigations will not be completed before Nov. 6, and mainstream media has shifted attention to hurricane Sandy. Search www.RadicalIslam.org.

YouTube.com search "Full 2012 Third Party Presidential Debate" to watch Oct. 23's OPEN presidential debate hosted by Larry King with candidates Gary Johnson (Libertarian), Jill Stein (Green), Virgil Goode (Constitution), and Rocky Anderson (Justice), all barred from the Commission on Presidential Debates debates. In 2008 presidential candidate Ralph Nader was threatened with arrest when he showed up with a ticket to WATCH a CPD debate.

You may think the optical-scan machines used locally are tamper-proof because they provide a paper ballot, but, within the machine, votes may be swapped, leaving no evidence of manipulation. Profiteers can make billions by putting the right candidate in office through buying control of the few people who control the software. See www.BlackBoxVoting.org.

Beware: The exit poll system, which has revealed election problems in the past, has been completely revamped by the news media due to "a growth in early voting and tough economy". Search www.abcnews.go.com.

Nancy Brandt
Andover

















 




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1964 -- 50 years ago: Publication of a plant newspaper, the Farmall Works News, has been launched at the Rock Island IHC factory and replaces a managerial newsletter.
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