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While we celebrate the 40th anniversary of Nixon’s resignation, let’s not forget how light he got off. If it weren’t for the political double-dealing of Nixon and Kissinger in the election of 68, we might have gotten a peace in Vietnam that year, and there would be 20,000-some fewer American names on the Wall. Those of us who served, in vain, will never forget. In doubt? Go online and read the seldom heard truth.

ImageWhen Lyndon Johnson stepped before a joint session of Congress nearly 50 years ago, on March 15, 1965, to endorse the Voting Rights Act, he proclaimed,: “It is very deadly to deny your fellow Americans the right to vote in this country.” Of course, he was referring to blacks.

Yet today, in 2014, the unwillingness of Congress to replace the dangerous and obsolete Electoral College system of electing our Presidents means that we are still far, far away from a one-person/one-vote democracy in America. Twice before, as recently as 2000, the candidate who got the lesser electoral votes was elected President. There is a path open to change that failure. Go to Nationalpopularvote.com to learn how.

States representing about half the electoral votes have already enacted legislation to enable a national popular vote. Has yours? Let’s bring true democracy to America in our lifetimes.

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