First, I feel an apology is in order... It's been so long since I've written anything because I've been busy with midterms, etc. So many things have happened: Oblige won his re-election bid for the presidency, and Pizza the Hut has semi-retired (whatever that's supposed to mean). All in all, things are seeming to go pretty good for the eUSA, but one problem that I mentioned in my last run for Congress still persist...bribery.
Perhaps the most blatant and sickening example of this bribery can be found in two recent articles by Dutch Marley (see links below). Mr. Marley has formed a group of approximately 20 voters who agree to vote for the highest bidder. Everything is done in anonymity, and everyone goes on happily, right? WRONG! What about all of the flaws inherent in this system? Think about how easy it would be for a Serb to come in and buy some votes for Congress or the presidency. If Congress knows what's good for the safety of the eAmericans, they will figure out how to stop this immediately.
If candidates want to buy advertisements on another person's newspaper, go for it! Send messages encouraging voters to vote for you. Run advertisements. But when you are paying someone for his or her vote, you just crossed the line. If we are going to be restored to greatness, we must ensure that we have the best and brightest people in office. The only way to do that is to keep elections focused on issues and not bribes.
I am still considering a run for Congress this month, and you should expect a decision in the next few days. If I do run, I absolutely REFUSE to offer bribes to anyone. Additionally, if I do run and I am elected, I will introduce legislation with an attempt to outlaw bribery. Let me know how you feel about this!
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