1) In 2016, all presidential campaigns were OPAQUE to American voters. An ordinary citizen would not have been able to find a phone or fax number, or an email address, or a website to make a suggestion to a campaign. Even donors and volunteers for future events could not find a way to make a suggestion. In 2008, citizen voices were still eagerly sought. Why the drastic change? Implications?
2) The near unanimity of the media endorsements plus the recommendation of the top political leaders of BOTH parties, failed to elect Hillary Clinton. Is there any institution that the American voters still respect? On the other hand, one could see a silver lining from the above -- America is still a young nation capable of changing its course dramatically.
3) Although the election is over, the partisan fever has risen higher among some Democratic voters. Everyone hates the political gridlock in D.C. However, are we aware that theULTIMATE reason for the political gridlock in D.C. is the partisan fever of voters like you and me?
Defects that have always existed in Our Presidential Elections
a) Requiring way too much $$$$$. The combined campaign cost was $(1.4 + 0.9) billion. Implications?
b) Candidates either expected us to be too sophisticated to believe in their campaign rhetoric, or too dumb to know that we're being fooled, or too cynical to care. [Note: Some of us might take on all 3 of the above characteristics when it came to defending our favorite candidate.]
"Two Sons of China", which is based on a true story in China during WWII. It won the Best Book Award from the Chinese American Librarians Association a couple years ago and some other awards. I bought a copy. :-)
Although the petition presents a thoughtful, unique, middle-of-the-road solution to college admissions, it is failing. Click here to see that it has only about 2,000 petitioners thus far, including that of Andrew Lam. It must get 50 times more signers in 1.5 years or fail. Why is it failing? Because many of us don't care enough about our own rights and those of our children.
Won't YOU join the petition? Your $10 donation will be returned to you, if the petition fails to reach 100,000 petitioners in another 1.5 years.
S. B. Woo
President and a volunteer for the past 18 years 80-20 Educational Foundation, Inc, a 501 C-3 organization, http://www.80-20educationalfoundation.org/index.php