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Superdelegates or Obama Slaves?
The Democrat Party has superdelegates empowered to vote on who should be the 2008 Democrat presidential nominee.
Should they be superdelegates in name only and slaves in reality?
Obama maniacs have been saying that superdelegates should slavishly vote for Barack Obama if he has a majority of the elected delegates.
Hysterical Hillaryites probably would be saying that those superdelegates should automatically vote for Hillary if she has an elected delegates majority.
A superdelegate should vote for whomever he or she thinks is best for America
. That's a superdelegate's right and duty under Democrat Party rules.
Edmund Burke was right when he told the electors of Bristol on November 3, 1774: "Your representative owes you, not his industry only, but judgment; and he betrays, instead of serving you, if he sacrifices it to your opinion."
Superdelegates were provided for to exercise judgment, not to serve as a rubberstamp for the majority of elected delegates.
Surly Obamaite insistence that those superdelegates better vote for Barack if he has the most elected delegates, lest there be riots (check with former Virginia Governor and current Richmond Mayor Doug Wilder, who seems to have gotten wilder with age and the intoxication of the thought of Barack being the 2008 Democrat presidential candidate) calls to mind the Three-Fifths Compromise at the Constitutional Convention.
"The three-fifths compromise was a compromise between Southern and Northern states reached during the Philadelphia Convention of 1787 in which three-fifths of the population of slaves would be counted for enumeration purposes regarding both the distribution of taxes and the apportionment of the members of the United States House of Representatives....
"Delegates opposed to slavery generally wished to count only the free inhabitants of each state. Delegates supportive of slavery, on the other hand, generally wanted to count slaves at their actual numbers. Since slaves could not vote, slaveholders would thus have the benefit of increased representation in the House and the Electoral College...."
Ironically, Obamaites want superdelegates to have the same personal political say as slaves did: none.
America's first black (or half-black) president should be much better than that!
Michael J. Gaynor
Biography - Michael J. Gaynor
Michael J. Gaynor has been practicing law in New York since 1973. A former partner at Fulton, Duncombe & Rowe and Gaynor & Bass, he is a solo practitioner admitted to practice in New York state and federal courts and an Association of the Bar of the City of New York member.
Gaynor graduated magna cum laude, with Honors in Social Science, from Hofstra University's New College, and received his J.D. degree from St. John's Law School, where he won the American Jurisprudence Award in Evidence and served as an editor of the Law Review and the St. Thomas More Institute for Legal Research. He wrote on the Pentagon Papers case for the Review and obscenity law for The Catholic Lawyer and edited the Law Review's commentary on significant developments in New York law.
The day after graduating, Gaynor joined the Fulton firm, where he focused on litigation and corporate law. In 1997 Gaynor and Emily Bass formed Gaynor & Bass and then conducted a general legal practice, emphasizing litigation, and represented corporations, individuals and a New York City labor union. Notably, Gaynor & Bass prevailed in the Second Circuit in a seminal copyright infringement case, Tasini v. New York Times, against newspaper and magazine publishers and Lexis-Nexis. The U.S. Supreme Court affirmed, 7 to 2, holding that the copyrights of freelance writers had been infringed when their work was put online without permission or compensation.
Gaynor currently contributes regularly to www.MichNews.com, www.RenewAmerica.com, www.WebCommentary.com, www.PostChronicle.com and www.therealitycheck.org and has contributed to many other websites. He has written extensively on political and religious issues, notably the Terry Schiavo case, the Duke "no rape" case, ACORN and canon law, and appeared as a guest on television and radio. He was acknowledged in Until Proven Innocent, by Stuart Taylor and KC Johnson, and Culture of Corruption, by Michelle Malkin. He appeared on "Your World With Cavuto" to promote an eBay boycott that he initiated and "The World Over With Raymond Arroyo" (EWTN) to discuss the legal implications of the Schiavo case. On October 22, 2008, Gaynor was the first to report that The New York Times had killed an Obama/ACORN expose on which a Times reporter had been working with ACORN whistleblower Anita MonCrief.
Gaynor's email address is email@example.com.