This blog originally founded by Blogger who holds a theological degree and a doctorate in Counseling Psychology. Taught Psychology for 32 years and is now Professor Emeritus. Is a board-certified psychologist and was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award in his profession. Ministered as a chaplain, and pastored Baptist and Episcopal churches. Publications cover the integration of psychology and theology. Served in the Army, the Merchant Marines and the Peace Corps.
Thursday, May 31, 2012
Equal Opportunity for All
Let’s back up a minute. In the good old days, voting day was a big thing in one’s community. The polling places were placed in the local neighborhoods of each of the citizens. Some businesses even closed. People gathered in their local communities and interacted with each other. It was an exciting community event.
But then, all that changed with one stop early voting. Instead of the time-honored election day, there are now days and days that people can vote. The new system was not trivial and like many changes, there were unintended consequences. For budgetary reasons, one stop voting places had to be placed in the most heavily populated parts of a county. It soon was apparent that the convenience and extended time, favored some groups over others–city dwellers over rural as an example. Other aberrations soon became apparent.
Anonymous, no one is saying anything against having polling places every where in the community for all to vote on election day. What the good people on this blog have been saying is, let’s work out a system that is non-discriminatory–equal opportunity for everyone.
We are trying to appeal here to fair-minded people. Can you try to be one and help the good citizens of Watauga County solve a complicated problem?