Peter Stevenson of Illuminati Slayer posted a comment to which I would like to reply here.
Yes, Peter, I know that young people are becoming more active in political life. I met so many when I was out campaigning during the last election as I am sure you did also.
The Young Voters Protection Act should be a priority for any gubernatorial candidate to make sure that meaningful elections will always be there for our young people. Too many states have adopted faulty election software which cannot provide a verifiable paper trail And yet the very company that claims that a paper trail cannot be added to its election software also does ATM software. No ATM machine has any trouble producing both an individual receipt and a running tally of every transaction.
You spoke of a possible draft being a spur to action for many of them. I come to the idea of a draft from the perspective of WWII when the draft was clearly the way to have maximum participation of our citizenry. For instance, a draft would make the Bush twins, who to date have shown no inclination to help with daddy’s war, equally liable to be called along with anyone presently being bribed to join with promises of financial aid. Rumsfeld does not want a draft. The citizen army of WWII fed itself. Rumsfeld does not want the country to learn how many such usual army functions have been given to private contracts, so that the army he has created is far more expensive to us tax payers than it should be.
As far as whistle-blower protection is concerned, prayer is always good but a little legal protection would benefit those people in government or business who are willing to put their conscience before their personal well-being to perform this valuable service for us the general public. Bryan Prior, whose case you so vividly describe, could certainly use some such protection.
Sorry for the long time between posts. Purely involuntary I assure you. Just as I as about to post the above my phone went dead and I was without a phone for nearly a week while they tried to figure out what was wrong. Which meant no internet. I can't think of a fate worse for a blogger!