The Mighty Pen

The Mighty Pen commented on Voice of the Reader: A disaster

There are quite a few differences between the so-called Democratic Party and the Green Party that I am a member of. One of them being that we Greens actually believe in things like free and fair democratic elections, civil liberties and rights, and diplomacy instead of war whenever possible.…

The Mighty Pen commented on Voice of the Reader: A disaster

Which is why my disagreements with him are more about some of his political policies. I respect him for having the courage to run outside the ruling two parties in the current political climate.

The Mighty Pen commented on Voice of the Reader: A disaster

Taking my mask off, so to speak; this is why I prefer Mixed Member Proportional Representation, which combines both Ranked Choice elections in single member districts, and a proportionally elected party list, a system which is in use in countries like Germany. No system is perfect, but it's …

Oh no, now what are neoliberal Democrats and their supporters going to use as a boogeyman to keep people from voting Green in Illinois?

So many factual inaccuracies in this piece. Nader's vote total was eclipsed by the hundreds of thousands of Democrats who voted for Bush. And Perot was polling 20-30% before he initially dropped out, and despite the uncertainty still received nearly 20% of the vote.

Is it too much to …

Leonard Pitts needs to research how the so-called Democratic Party treats third parties, particularly here in IL and particularly how they treat the Green Party. Both ruling parties rig the system to their liking, the difference lies in the target, ie victims of their rigging.

There are other candidates running that it looks like you didn't even consider. Among the two of them, Kash Jackson represents a somewhat reasonable (if still flawed) compromise. You want electoral reform? Support it, by supporting candidates that also support it, as Kash Jackson publicly ha…

I have a question for both Kelly and Bost: Do you support electoral reforms such as Ranked Choice Voting and Proportional Representation, and would you try to convince your fellow party members to pass such reforms?

If Randy was actually doing a poor job of explaining Green Party policy, he wouldn't be polling as well because he wouldn't have Libertarian support. Greens and Libertarians are actually more similar than many people realize. Both parties are strong civil libertarians (ie, support civil libe…