Subject: Will you support this legislation in Utah?
Date: Wed Sep 24 21:12:12 MDT 2014
Whereas George Washington warned in his 1796 Farewell Address against political parties, saying, “Let me now take a more comprehensive view, and warn you, in the most solemn manner, against the baneful (poisonous) effects of the spirit of party, … it is seen in its greatest rankness, and is truly their (the people’s) worst enemy…”; and
Whereas George Washington went on to predict in the same address that the eventual practice of political parties “leads at length to a more formal and permanent despotism…”; and
Whereas George Washington is the Father of our Country, and U.S. history’s most illustrious leader; and
Whereas political parties are the creation of the passion of man, and in the beginning were confined to their proper role as being single and separated from all government statutes, laws, codes and legislation; and
Whereas election laws currently exist in this state that favor ballot access of candidates from recognized political parties over ballot access of independent candidates, or candidates wanting to take George Washington’s advice by NOT wanting to run or be affiliated with political parties; and
Whereas a system that favors political parties is one in which the few select from the many, then the many select from the few; and is NOT one in which the many select from the many, which more closely resembles fairness in the election process; and
Whereas George Washington himself was not elected through the scheming or strategizing of political parties; and
Whereas John Adams, our first vice-president and second president said on October 2, 1789, “There is nothing which I dread so much as a division of the republic into two great parties, each arranged under its leader, and concerting measures in opposition to each other. This, in my humble apprehension, is to be dreaded as the greatest political evil under our Constitution.”
Therefore be it resolved that any law, statue, code, resolution or legislation that prescribes a bias toward candidates that are part of a political party shall be stricken, and upon adoption of this resolution, ANY registered voter who obtains the amount of prescribed signatures equal to one half of one percent times the number of total voting persons in the previous election within the geographical boundaries of the political division for which that person is running, or 2,000 prescribed signatures, whichever is less, shall be on this state’s ballot.
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