"No experiment can be more interesting than that we are now trying, and which we trust will end in establishing the fact, that man may be governed by reason and truth. Our first object should therefore be, to leave open to him all the avenues to truth. The most effectual hitherto found, is the freedom of the press. It is, therefore, the first shut up by those who fear the investigation of their actions." --Thomas Jefferson to John Tyler, 1804.

Open doors

No surprise at all, the decision over the weekend by the Idaho Democratic Party to allow anyone to vote in that party’s primary. The vote, spokesmen reported, was 70-0.

It allowed for statements like these, from the press release:

House Minority Leader John Rusche said, “Our Democratic Legislators represent everyone in their districts, not just the Democrats but Republicans and Independents as well, so our election process should reflect that.” Susan Eastlake, Idaho Democratic Party Treasurer, went on to add, “We have always been the party of inclusivity and openness and I don’t want to see that change now just because the Republicans have closed their doors to the majority of Idahoan voters. We welcome with open arms anyone that wants to join our decision making process.”

Never hurts to get people accustomed to voting for your guys, on whatever occasion presents itself. And being reminded why they can’t vote for the opposition.

Share on Facebook