Ordinarily I would agreed with Mr. Froelich. My high school civics class has absolutely ingrained "the secret ballot equals democracy" into my DNA. Several recent examples, though, may disprove that reality. I'm also beginning to doubt that the secret ballot equals democracy and fair play. I'm also of the impression that workers (i.e., labor) will have a choice of card check or secret ballot. The other issue that I'm beginning to wonder about is the zero sum game of winner take all: 51 percent tyrannizing the 49 percenters. I think democracy should aspire to a higher standard. I'm only three feet tall so I can't compete on the basketball court, but maybe we could play a round of golf?
James L. Pinette
Mar 22 2009 - 12:35pm