> If one defines a good Democrat as being someone who works
> within the party to bring about a better platform, select better leaders and
> elect better office holders (those that would agree with church teachings),
> then it would be possible to be a good Mormon and a good Democrat.
Thanks to everyone who posted to help me understand the byzantine system of voting in
the US (as opposed to the byzantine system in Canada or Australia - why couldn't we
have a nice simple system like Iraq; there's one person on one ballot once every eight
years. You vote yes or no. And he gets 100% turnout, too. Now _that's_ how to run a
voting system :-)). Special thanks to those who explained what a "primary" is. I was
beginning to worry that US members elected their Primary presidents.
Bill brings up an interesting point. Is it a good idea to work within a party in
order to change it? Presumably the answer is yes. What if the party currently
supports every charter violating thing in existence? Just where does one draw the
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