Americans Elect the New Nominating Process

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Americans Elect the New Nominating Process; Not a New Party

Vincent P. Lacey, Delegate Americans Elect 2012

Americans Elect is a brand new process that allows all registered voters the opportunity to participate in the political process. It is a nominating process not a new party. It began  securing spots on the ballots of the 50 states in 2010.

Why now?  Every voter deserves an equal vote in the nominating process. Does your residence determine how much your primary vote counts? Do you or your state have a less than meaningful vote? Are an independent with no say in the primary system? Are you one of the millions who is angry, and disillusioned with the current two-party system? Then perhaps this is your opportunity to make sure that your voice counts.

Another significant element to this coming election is the use of technology. Americans Elect is going to have in place a cost effective process to reach out to millions of voters, a secure online convention, and the ability to verify every voter and accurately count every vote.

Americans Elect does not support or oppose any candidate or draft  movement,  it is simply providing the infrastructure for a better way of participation. It will be the first direct online nominating convention giving the voters the power to decide the issues, choose the candidates and nominate a third ticket.

The nominating process is unique in that it is open to all registered voters in America. The registered voters may sign up with Americans Elect and become voting delegates regardless of party affiliation. The intent of Americans Elect is to allow the American people a choice that goes beyond the two-party system.  The candidate running for president may formally file on the website. A question that is asked is “Could a candidate from a major party candidate also file to be included on the website?” Yes they could.  Another option open to the Delegates is the power to draft any constitutionally qualified person.

Another important part of the nominating process issues is the open forum.  At the open forum the delegates can discuss their issues and opinions with other delegates.  At this moment many topics are being entered and discussed by individual delegates for possible inclusion in the platform questions each candidate will answer. A Platform Committee will put together the Delegates inputs and compare them with the  American publics issues and their priorities before codifying the platform of questions.

Americans Elect is a Nominating Process for all of America. It allows for direct participation in all aspects of the election process from becoming a delegate, selecting topics for the Platform Committee and finally having a candidate that represents the American people.

The opportunity to learn about Americans Elect can be found at www.americanselect.org

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When is Ideology Foolish?

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Ideological parties are archaic in today’s thinking. When a party basis’ its beliefs on set of principles than is it really relative to our historical situation of 2011.  The Republican Party is just one example of a party stuck in neutral. But so, is the Democratic party, for all their rhetoric they cannot see Progressive gains without tying them to the old liberal ideas of the past.

Ideology is foolish when it does not allow for change, compromise, social and economic advancement or for dynamic fluctuations in the psyche of the general public.  Occupy Wall Street (OWS) is a dynamic change in thinking, reacting, and in communicating ideas and beliefs.  The OWS movement was not anticipated, but it has galvanized a broad spectrum of Americans.  If the movement carries forward and continues to grow it could help shape a very unique and interesting election. The media cannot clearly define the Occupy Wall Street  movement because it does not lend itself well to soundbites.

The Tea Party faction has similar complaints that OWS has about politics.  The Conservatives of the Republican Right are not very keen on turning on big business, their political allies, or their interest groups which ply them with money.  It takes leadership, foresight, fortitude, and an understanding of being Progressive without destroying the country.  Currently, there is no one in the GOP capable of doing or acting in this manner.  Ideology and pledges can be damaging, and unforgiving if there is a time when the breaking of either is necessary, such as no taxes.

It remains to be seen if Ideology will carry the day for the Republicans.  If anything they had best move cautiously because the average American is slowly awakening.  Politics, banks, financial entities are in the crossfire, not because they are anti-American but truly exercising their right to free speech.

The Democrats who believe they are above the fray are foolish to think so. They are just as guilty, that guilt comes from arrogance.  The displacing of leadership, dereliction of duty, and the Liberal Ideology has become old.  The idea that government can do all things is no longer possible.  The Ideology of the Democrats must change from a Liberal to a Progressive perspective.  These two ideas are not the same.  Progressive is progress.  The current leaders of the Democratic Party are from a generation of liberal activity and belief that is no longer viable.

There are many problems that this nation must resolve and to solve them it will take courage, not ideology, cronyism, corruption, political favors, or money.   The ideology of yesterday must change. The new ideology must be one that addresses America’s strengths not weaknesses. It must break the “Financial-Political Complex.”.

When is ideology foolish? When the viability and the sustainability of it is not worth destroying a country over “principle”.

The new ideology must become a futuristic.  It must be multi-faceted, and it must be clearly a part of  who we are,  as a people through our Declaration of Independence and our US Constitution.

Why Americans Elect 2012?

Are you a member of the middle class, the working poor, a small businessman, or perhaps a wealthy individual, then perhaps this election could be different for you.  As a voter would you be interested in putting a candidate on the ballot by direct nomination.  The nominating process will be online and will consist of American voters across a wide spectrum.  The voters who register on Americans Elect website and sign up as delegates the voter to have a choice beyond the two-party system.

The delegates will have the opportunity to rank their issues according to their priorities and compare their opinions and priorities with other delegates. A platform of questions will be created by the Americans Elect Platform Committee and policy experts based upon the priorities and issues most important to the delegates by question and answer.  A comparison to the general public will be made on the issues.   The candidate (s) will be required to respond to the Platform of Questions.

Neither the voter nor the candidate has to give up his political party to participate in this first of its kind direct election on the web.

Americans Elect provides a lot of information on the goals and rules by which they will participate in the election of 2012.  If you are interested or just curious about  Americans Elect. org  it could change the way you look at politics and elections.