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Subject: Re: Pres. George W. "Jimmy Carter" Bus Date: 5/9/2001 9:33 PM
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Heh heh heh. Of course, business has NO influence on politics whatsoever. What was I thinking?

If business has any influence on the voters, its because the ignorance and selfishness of the voters allows it to. I'm not saying this just to beat on the California voters. I'm saying this because I spent my career doing root cause analysis and this is the result of a root cause analysis.

It is not acceptable for the voters to blame businesses for duping them into voting for bad politicians. Businesses can not be held reponsible for the actions of the voters. The primary motive of business is very clear; to make a profit.

It is not acceptable for voters to blame parties for not giving them good candidates. Parties try to field winners and do everything they can to determine who can win and what it will take to make it happen.

It is not acceptable for voters to blame politicians. Voters are responsible for who gets put in office. Voters should be held responsible when they vote irresponsibly. Voters should hold politicians accountable but not responsible for failure to do the right thing. Voters should hold elected officials accountable for solving the problems that voter irresponsibility creates.

This is very basic stuff, but I'll bet nobody in the media and no politicians and nobody who has a public presence is telling the voters that this happened because they failed to vote responsibly; to overcome their ignorance and their selfishness so that the right people will be given the power to represent them. The most good that could come from this is for the voters to understand that they dug this hole, but it wont happen because they have become conditioned to the blame game.

This was inevitable. If not in California, then somewhere. It is only fitting that the people who are responsible for the problem suffer the consequences. Unfortunately, the effects of this are rippling across the borders to inconvenience people who had no say.

1HF
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