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Our nation’s fundamental ethics are built on the principle of one man, one vote.
However, has the effect of one man one vote been as beneficial as we need to vote in the best people to manage and lead all levels of government?
My observation is No. Rarely.
Chicago’s last two mayoral elections suggest an emphatic No!
Philadelphia’s last mayoral election is added evidence of No.
My city’s upcoming mayoral primary may produce the exact opposite again, as Chicago has done, of the best candidate to manage and lead Philadelphia; though I am still an optimist.
Most elections, though, at all levels, as we do them now, do not elect the best person for the job.
Do we have a more effective method, still maintaining our founding principles, of electing the candidates we need for these important public positions ?