Joe Pickeing at Open Primaries
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  • commented on The Washington Post: Want to help resolve American political dysfunction? Allow open primary elections 2021-07-09 09:46:26 -0400 · Flag
    What better way to impact on our partisan political culture than to let all voters vote? I can think of one. Let the American Voter who pays for the election system. Own it through a publicly own nonpartisan election from the primaries through the presidential elections.
  • commented on Harvard Business School’s Latest Case Study Looks at American Politics and Finds a Rigged System 2020-01-13 18:10:40 -0500 · Flag
    Yes, it is true: the political-industrial complex has taken over from American citizens, Harvard study says. Yes, the “system” is rigged. It is going to take more than unrigging. As former Congressman Mickey Edwards said in his book: The Parties vs the People We the People need to take BALLOT ACCESS CONTROL FROM THE PARTIES. I stated this is much greater detail in my Op Ed in the Maine Sunday Telegram recently. Dr. Benjamin Franklin once said to a Mrs. Powell the wife of the major of Philadelphia who asked him what kind of a government have you given us: "A Republic or a Monarchy ? He replied: A Republic if you can keep it ? And, so my fellow Americans it is up to us. Are you ready to get off your cell phones for a little while to give back yourself to America in order to save America for you, your children, and Grandchildren ?
  • commented on Poll shows support for open primary elections in Florida 2017-04-16 13:04:31 -0400 · Flag
    Glad that a majority of the voters believe that .the American election systems belong to We the People rather than We the Party.
  • commented on Should Florida Primary be open or closed? 2017-04-06 08:20:02 -0400 · Flag
    The election system belongs to We the people not We the Party. Decades ago there were largely only Democrats and Republicans and those parties became synonymous with the government. Many Americans came to view these parties as our government.This is simply untrue ! We the People are our government. We the people should be able to vote in every election from the primaries through the Presidential Elections. The parties should participate but NOT own our Elections.