> 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 line? ========= Mark Gregson [EMAIL PROTECTED] ========= -- __________________________________________________________ Download the FREE Opera browser at www.opera.com/download/ Free OperaMail at http://www.operamail.com/ Powered by Outblaze ///////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// /// ZION LIST CHARTER: Please read it at /// /// http://www.zionsbest.com/charter.html /// ///////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// ==^================================================================ This email was sent to: email@example.com EASY UNSUBSCRIBE click here: http://topica.com/u/?aaP9AU.bWix1n.YXJjaGl2 Or send an email to: [EMAIL PROTECTED] T O P I C A -- Register now to manage your mail! http://www.topica.com/partner/tag02/register ==^================================================================