Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Public Awareness

ACT is sponsoring debates, or at least informal dialog gatherings in the various precincts so that voters are better informed as to a candidates stance on issues, moral character, hairstyle and whatever else causes a person to give the political nod to another person. Lets face it, the person chosen will have a fair degree of control and influence over our lives for the next couple of years so lets learn as much as we can about them. Good on ya ACT.

Too bad there is not some way to get all candidates for any given office to face the voting public simultaneously and with enough time available to go over issues and really get into detail. Maybe it should be built into the candidate requirements....get so many signatures on a petition, fill in such and such a form, get appropriate rubber stamps, pay dadada fees, appear at 2 or more scheduled debates/public feedback meetings, pat babies, kiss dogs...all mandatory.

Why not a requirement to publicly state and defend ones various positions in prescheduled public meetings?

4 comments:

Boni said...

Billy Bob demands goats get kissed too.

lil_hammerhead said...

I say our monopoly television station, that doesn't provide a public broadcast channel (as most monopoly television stations are required to do), should at the very least be required to provide the resources for an X number of debates during every election.

Bruce A. Bateman said...

Good idea, and doable, but that won't get the candidates to appear. Some will, some won't. We need the goat kiss rule. (Thanks, Boni).

lil_hammerhead said...

Candidates that don't show up for a debate, look really bad.