Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Backchannel Currents

A few observations from gazing in the still waters for backchannel currents.

Over at The Volokh Conspiracy Peter Spiro, a professional academic, muses that American citizenship should be available to anyone who wants to be an American since America is an idea that people worldwide believe in. The lucid thoughts are in the comment thread.

Earlier this month, Russ Feingold introduces the Senate version of legislation mandating Election Day voter registration for all Federal elections. Mandatory, of course, means no diversity allowed.

The Election Day Registration Act: Senators Russ Feingold (D-WI) and Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and Representative Keith Ellison (D-MN) are introducing legislation to help more Americans register to vote by allowing Election Day registration at polling places for all federal elections.

As citizens, we must continue to learn. The United States is now more of a modern way of life, than some structural remnant left over from antiquated authoritarian obsessions with geographical hegemony. The pursuit of true democracy creates a moral imperative to gather up all the people and record a vote for every warm body.