The important thing to remember about the freedoms we all enjoy in America is that they only exist if you follow the rules. At least, that’s what the politicians and the major media keep telling us (and my duaghter’s teachers keep telling her). For example, here’s a rule-
“A political party is entitled to have the names of its nominees for president and vice-president placed on the ballot if before 5 p.m. of the 70th day before presidential election day, the party’s state chair signs and delivers to the secretary of state a written certification of the name’s of the party’s nominees for president and vice-president.”
That’s from Section 192.031 of the Texas Election Code and seems pretty straightforward and easy to comply wit, considering it was written by beaureucrats. Well, the next Presidential election is scheduled for November 4, 2008 – 68 days frmo today. Which means, of course, that Texan voters know exactly who will be on their Presidential ballots. Checking Texas Secretary of State website we seethat the only candidate on the Presidential ballot this fall will be Bob Barr for the Libertarian Party.
Were the United States actually a nation of laws than, for the first time in history, the Libertarian party would win a state in a Presidential election. Who wants to bet that the very people aspiring to be the ultimate law enforcement officer in America will be breaking this law in order to improve their chances of being elected?