Jackman Blau

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The National Popular Vote Interstate Compact (NPVIC)

In Constitution, Law, Uncategorized on 21 January 2012 at 1:38 am

There have been at least two instances in modern US history where a Presidential candidate lost the election even though more people voted for that candidate (a.k.a winning the “National Popular Vote”)*.  This is possible because only the votes cast by the 538 members of the electoral college determine the outcome of a Presidential race.  Some see this as evidence of a fundamentally flawed, failed, and/or unfair system for electing Presidents.

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The Earth Belongs to the Living, and not to the Dead

In Law on 21 January 2012 at 1:31 am

I’ve been reflecting on the consequences of a truth that should be self-evident: that the Earth emphatically belongs to the Living and not the Dead, and that the Dead cannot bind the Living any more than one nation can bind, by law, the citizens of another.

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