Apparently some Brits are as ignorant of how elections work as the #NeverTrumpers:
Hundreds of people have said that they will march on parliament in protest at the decision to leave the EU.
The organisers of an event due to take place at the Houses of Parliament on Saturday hope that the event can serve as a way of registering people’s anger about “a campaign and a result that has divided the country”.
“This referendum’s campaign descended into an absolute pantomime, and the result is terrifying,” the organisers write on Facebook, encouraging people to arrive at Parliament Square at noon.
They point out that many people didn’t understand the full implications of the vote and that the campaign wasn’t run to give them all the information that they need.
The Brits held a special kind of election called a “referendum.” That’s where people get to vote directly on an issue. That is as democratic as it gets.
The problem with democracy is sometimes the wrong people win. Voters are stupid, and they need someone wiser and better informed to step in and correct their mistakes.
Chaos syndrome is a chronic decline in the political system’s capacity for self-organization. It begins with the weakening of the institutions and brokers—political parties, career politicians, and congressional leaders and committees—that have historically held politicians accountable to one another and prevented everyone in the system from pursuing naked self-interest all the time. As these intermediaries’ influence fades, politicians, activists, and voters all become more individualistic and unaccountable. The system atomizes. Chaos becomes the new normal—both in campaigns and in the government itself.
Our intricate, informal system of political intermediation, which took many decades to build, did not commit suicide or die of old age; we reformed it to death. For decades, well-meaning political reformers have attacked intermediaries as corrupt, undemocratic, unnecessary, or (usually) all of the above. Americans have been busy demonizing and disempowering political professionals and parties, which is like spending decades abusing and attacking your own immune system. Eventually, you will get sick.
The disorder has other causes, too: developments such as ideological polarization, the rise of social media, and the radicalization of the Republican base. But chaos syndrome compounds the effects of those developments, by impeding the task of organizing to counteract them. Insurgencies in presidential races and on Capitol Hill are nothing new, and they are not necessarily bad, as long as the governing process can accommodate them. Years before the Senate had to cope with Ted Cruz, it had to cope with Jesse Helms. The difference is that Cruz shut down the government, which Helms could not have done had he even imagined trying.
Like many disorders, chaos syndrome is self-reinforcing. It causes governmental dysfunction, which fuels public anger, which incites political disruption, which causes yet more governmental dysfunction. Reversing the spiral will require understanding it. Consider, then, the etiology of a political disease: the immune system that defended the body politic for two centuries; the gradual dismantling of that immune system; the emergence of pathogens capable of exploiting the new vulnerability; the symptoms of the disorder; and, finally, its prognosis and treatment.
It’s for our own good. If you give voters a chance we will vote against our own interests. Because racism.
Brit globalists aren’t the only people unclear on how elections work:
A Virginia Republican delegate has filed a class-action lawsuit in federal court Friday challenging a state law that requires delegates to the national convention to vote for the winner of the primary, in this case Donald Trump.
A Virginia law dictates that delegates vote for the candidate who wins the state primary, NBC News reported, although the Virginia Republican Party rules call for voting proportional to the primary results.
“The First Amendment to the United States Constitution guarantees delegates to the Republican Party’s and Democratic Party’s national conventions the right to vote their conscience, free from government compulsion, when participating in the selection of their party’s presidential nominee,” the complaint reads.
“Nonetheless, Virginia law acts to strip them of that right, imposing criminal penalties on delegates who vote for anyone other than the primary winner on the first ballot at a national convention. That law cannot be sustained under the First Amendment or as a legitimate exercise of Virginia’s authority under the United States Constitution.”
Beau Correll, a Republican delegate who served as one of Ted Cruz’s campaign co-chairs in Virginia, is the only named plaintiff in the lawsuit but filed on behalf of all of Virginia’s Republican and Democratic delegates. His attorneys wrote in the complaint that Correll is concerned Trump may sue him when he votes against him at the convention this summer, based on Trump’s reputation of being litigious.
That last paragraph is hilarious.
If you think this shit is bad now, wait until November when Trump wins.