2012 March

09 Mar: gary coutin, esq:

Dear Press of Philadelphia,
 
I learned your names and emails during the recent fight to alter the Electoral College law of the State of Pennsylvania.   This effort to rig a two hundred old law by partisans for partisan advantage got me to thinking that the law governing the election of the highest official of the nation should rest upon the self-evident truths of the Declaration of Independence.  
 
What better place to hear a lawsuit than on the Declaration of Independence than Philadelphia, home of Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell.   Home of the place where the Constitution was written.   In Pennsylvania, home to the battle field where the proposition was to be tested whether a nation dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal could long endure.
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05 Mar: women &the electoral college:

Women and the Electoral College
By Gary Michael Coutin (2012)
 
The current debate by the Republicans illustrates the deep relationship between women and the Electoral College.  The Republican Party has now gone beyond the issue of the right of women to terminate a pregnancy addressed by Roe v. Wade in the 1970’s to its roots in the 1920’s with Margaret Sanger and contraception.Keep on reading