Democracy Reform

Sir Winston Churchill once said that democracy is the worst form of government except for all the rest. He is right. Its the best form of government but it also has its flaws. I think that its flaws endanger democracy and needs to be fixed. This blog is for like minded people who want to see democracy improved. I invite people to sumbit essays. I will publish even those I do not agree with so long as I find them interesting.

Thursday, September 06, 2007

Another great Actor

Like Jim McGreevey, Larry Craig is another great actor.

Larry was arrested in a Mineapolis airport toilet for allegely trying to solicit sex from a undercover police officer. Larry is a conservative Republican who has been against gay marriages. So it turns out that he is likely to be gay himself. Larry has vigorously denied he is gay and his family is standing by him.

His kids believe him, but will
the voters?

He pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct but is now trying to undo his guilty plea. This would weaken the Republican Party further because it would damage its appeal to conservative workers.

Party leaders want him to go for precisely this reason. For Larry to win elections, he must reflect the values his voters expect. This includes the need to be straight because most people are straight and there is still a stigma to being gay. So in the end, a honest votrepreneur (politician) being himself is probably unelectable.

He or she has to present himself to the public an image that the public wants to see. If the people in his state are conservative, he has to be conservative even if he is not. If they are liberals, he has to be a liberal even if in his heart he is not. They system seems geared to eliminate the honest and elect the best actors.


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