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It’s time to rethink election process

Published 12:29am Sunday, June 17, 2012

I read Kevin Cooper’s opinion piece in the Sunday newspaper on election insanity. I thoroughly agree. The system is broken, corrupt and dysfunctional.

As a result, I am no longer engaged. My frustration is shared by many Americans. It is time to rethink our election processes. The brightest and best candidates are unable to politic their way to the top.

It’s an American tragedy. Our nation deserves better!

Keep up the great job at The Democrat.

 

Jon Shonebarger

Natchez resident

  • Anonymous

    Sorry about your engagement.

  • Anonymous

    You are so right, because many vote for reason other than electing the best one for the.job. Kith, kin and the color of skin, can really mess things up.  But I’m baffled by your engagement and what it had to do with politics.  I’m sorry if it made you unhappy, but if the partnership was dissolved because of politics, then maybe you are better off before it went any further.  

  • Anonymous

    SOUNDS LIKE ONE OF THEM. SOMETHING IS WRONG WITH THE ELECTION PROCESS ALL OF A SUDDENLY. WAS IT THAT WAY 2, 4, 6 YEARS AGO ? AND IF SO, DID YOU NOT VOTE ? AND IF NOT, DID YOU VOTE ? THE BRIGHTEST AND THE BEST CANDIDATES TO YOU MIGHT NOT BE THE BRIGHTEST AND BEST CANDIDATES TO ME. ARE YOU FEELING WHERE I’M COMMING FROM. THERE ISN’T ANYTHING WRONG JUST BECAUSE YOU ARE NOT ENGAGED ANY MORE. THE WORLD IS STILL GOING TO TURN. YOUR FRUSTRATION IS ONLY SHARED BY YOURSELF. IF THAT SYSTEM WAS BROKEN, THERE’S IS NO WAY A BLACK MAN WOULD BE PRESIDENT.                                                                   

  • Anonymous

    LOL!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Anonymous

    Are you people serious?  He means he’s no longer engaged in the political process.

  • Anonymous

    HATETOHAVETOINFORMYOU, OBAMAISNOMOREBLACKTHANWHITE.

  • vilou09

    THANK YOU!!!!

  • Anonymous

    Your sarcasm meter is broken.

  • Anonymous

    Do you really think he meant he was gonna be married?  If so, your stupid meter is broken.

  • Anonymous

    Well, have we found out who natchez native is………..Jon Shonebarger  ??? Seems natcheznative knows more than we do.

  • Anonymous

    No, you meathead, I did not think that. You really don’t get subtlety or sarcasm, do you?

  • Anonymous

    No, you meathead. You really don’t get subtle sarcasm, do you? 

  • Anonymous

    No you screwball, you don’t get it.