In the trib editoral saturday they called for Ralph Nader to pay up. I understand that they are saying ok ralph you tried and lost now pay your bill. The editoral ends by stating "you do not want to be one of those shysters you've spent a career tormenting". I understand we can not make up our own laws as we go but come on. When have the democrats of republicans ever had to "pay up" for not following the law?
The PA constitution states in article 1 section 5 "elections shall be free and equal; and no power, civil or military, shall at any time interfere to prevent the free exercise of the right of suffrage." No the only ones who could not understand that are a bunch of lawyers and politicians in Harrisburg. There is nothing free and equal when the democrats and republicans only need 2,000 signatures this year and our statewide candidates needed over 67,000.
Now I am not excusing Mr. Nader for turning in petitions with mickey mouse on it, but come on can we have a little common sense here. Free and equal means what it says an nothing more, no one should have to jump throught hoops to exercise their constitutional rights.
I say Ralph should pay up when the crooks in Harrisburg pay up and no sooner.