While the US is considered to be the pre-eminent democracy by the rest of the world, in terms of voter participation, we are rank in the bottom half of developed democracies. This can at least be partially attributed to one rather insipid detail, the fact that we vote on a work day. Looking back, the deeply ingrained tradition of voting on Tuesday comes from a law going back to 1840's! This is back when it took about over a day (with a horse and buggy) to reach the nearest polling station if you were a farmer. Work ended on Friday, but travel on the Sabbath was religiously proscribed, so Tuesday was adopted as the standard day for voting. This law needs to change to adjust for the modern times, where we can use cars to get to a voting booth in a matter of minutes. Voting on a weekend, I am sure, will definitely increase voter turnout in election all over the US, which, in turn, would make our society much more democratic and eliminate any religious bias.
Sep 22, 2018
''LET A MAN KNOW HE IS HIMSELF, A SPIRITUAL BEING, THAT HE IS CAPABLE OF THE POWER OF CHOICE AND HAS THE RIGHT TO ASPIRE TO GREATER WISDOM AND YOU HAVE STARTED HIM UP A HIGHER ROAD.'' —L. Ron Hubbard Do you agree with what Mr Hubbard said or not? and why?