Historians point out that within months of achieving statehood in 1876, Colorado with its measly three electoral tipped the presidential election for Rutherford B. Hayes. Yet the dominant issue of that era, equal rights for former black slaves, wasn’t settled by the election. It troubled the American conscience for almost...
The so-called Tytler cycle did not describe the process of PEOPLE progressing and then regressing. It described the stages of a DEMOCRACY. Our country's cycle has been slower than other democracies because we started as a republic and it took time for the (not progressive) Regressive Movement to sell us the lie that we are a democracy. God save our not-a-democracy republic and our not-a-living-document Constitution.
I'm reminding all my friends here in Denver not to believe their vote is worthless. Our swing state’s nine electoral votes could hand the presidency to Romney or Obama -- and the Colorado outcome in 2012 could turn on a few hundred ballots, much like the Florida outcome in 2000.
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