While rebutting another post here on Lemmy, I ran into this. This says exactly what I want to say.

I am not a friend of Biden’s Administration. I think they drug their feet over a variety of things ranging from holding Trump and his goons accountable for January 6th through rulemaking on issues like OTC Birth Control and abortion rights, and yes, I think he’s too quick to please big business. But then I remember what the alternative is, and … well, disappointed in Biden or not, I’m voting for him. Because my wife is a Black bisexual goth woman, four strikes under Team Pepe’s tent. And I have my own strikes for marrying her as a White dude, and respecting her right to not have kids since she doesn’t want them is another strike against me. And I care about my Non-Christian, Gay, Transgender, and Minority friends, and will never willingly subject them to Team Pepe.

  • @kescusay
    161 month ago

    I actually think it can be fixed, but doing so is hard work. It requires:

    • Full and unreserved repudiation of Trumpism/fascism.
    • Codifying the norms and standards he violated (and continues to violate) into law.
    • Creating federal legislation that clarifies exactly what “emoluments” are to prevent the office of the presidency from ever being used for self-enrichment again.
    • Going after every single Russia-compromised politician. Make politicians scared to get in bed with Vladimir Putin.
    • Figuring out a way to cut off the sewage pipeline leading from Russian troll factories to our TV and computer screens.
    • Implement ranked-choice voting at all levels.
    • @candybrie
      121 month ago

      If we’re shooting for the stars, for election reform, I think we might need proportional representation. First-past-the-post is only one problem in our first-past-the-post, winner-take-all voting system.

      • Dojan
        21 month ago

        There are issues with that sort of system too, though I’d consider it preferable. We have a decent distribution of parties in parliament here in Sweden, but it’s still kind of tough to find a party you really jive with. At least you have options, but generally it’s all compromises and nothing really fits at all.

        • @candybrie
          31 month ago

          I think that’s always going to be the case. I’m not sure how to fix that beyond direct democracy, and even then, you generally still have to have some group drafting the laws and most people only get to decide yes or no. Trying to govern a large group of people on a large number of issues is just a hard problem.

    • @Olgratin_Magmatoe
      19 days ago

      Implement ranked-choice voting at all levels

      Ranked is better than our current system, but STAR and approval would be even better.

      If we are doing election reform, we should go for the best.