Why We Have Elections

I believe that it is worthwhile to consider why we have elections.  


The first reason is the obvious one, we use elections to choose representatives.  That is how a representative government works.  That concept was reinforced by the Christian concept that God made all men and that there is, therefore, no longer Roman or Jew, freeman or slave, but all equal.  The political concept comes from our study of republican form of government that we explored during our review of Plato and Aristotle, and later reinforced by the enlightenment movement which included the philosophy that all people are biologically (as opposed to divinely) equal, and therefore should not be ruled except by choice. 


The second reason would be to allow those whose views did not prevail to feel that they had a say in the selection process and thus lost fair and square.  This allows for a peaceful change of power, something that those of us who have served in other parts of the world do not take for granted.  


The third reason would be to point out to those whose views did not prevail that, perhaps, they should reconsider their philosophies if they intend to ever get elected again.  


The reason that we should all support all efforts to maintain election integrity is that the failure to have elections that all sides believe were fair is to throw into chaos the very reasons for elections.  


We’ve won some.  


We will lose others.  


The principles must carry on regardless of result.  


I need a drink.

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