Old Moon

Friday, October 17, 2008

For the Next Time

Now that we're on the last lap on the way to Election Day, I wish people who control such things would consider some reformation of the election laws and practices:

1. Strictly limit the amount of time during which candidates may present themselves and their platforms;

2. Set real guidelines for "debates" and town-hall meetings;

3. AGAIN - do something to curtail the obscene waste of money by parties and their candidates, regardless of the sources of the funds thrown away.

I suppose none of this is likely, but it makes one wonder what has happened not only to common sense, but also to any moral sense. If public outcry could alter our recent behavior, let's at least give it a try!

1 comment:

Glenda said...

How true. I received so much garbage in the form of political mail this past month that it is no wonder both parties beg unmercifully for money. I'm sick of politics at this time and nothing will please me more than the day when it is all over.
Where is the common sense in all this?