As this system is the only form and principle of government by which liberty can be preserved, and the only one that can embrace all the varieties of a great extent of country, it necessarily follows, that to have the representation real, the election must be real; and that where the election is a fiction, the representation is a fiction also. Like will always produce like. - Thomas Paine to the Citizens of the United States, 29 January 1803
"WHERE THE ELECTION IS A FICTION"
While most Americans will vote on electronic voting machines in 2012, the public is generally unaware of how easy it is for an election to be stolen by the people who control these machines. This is the fundamental problem that has disenfranchised the American voter and has turned our elections into fiction. As Thomas Paine wrote in 1803, "where the election is a fiction, the representation is a fiction also."
The following three short video clips explain why a free people should not allow elections to be conducted using such machines. The simple and sure way to restore our democratic franchise is to return to hand-counted paper ballots which are openly counted in front of the public in each polling place. This is the absolutely essential element, the sine qua non, of open and transparent elections. This is what we must return to in every county in every state across the nation.
Two of the biggest voting machine companies, ES&S and Diebold, were set up by two brothers from Ohama, Robert and Todd Urosevich. The 2011 obituary of their mother, Helen Catherine Varda Urosevich, has been added at the end of this piece to help identify the Urosevich brothers.
Endnote on Urosevich family of Omaha:
Helen Catherine Varda Urosevich Urosevich, Helen Catherine Varda, Oct 24, 1923 – Mar 15, 2011
Age 87, born in Omaha. Preceded in death by parents, Louie and Thelma Varda, and grandson, Nicholas Varda Urosevich. Survived by husband, Steve Urosevich, Omaha; sons: Steve L. Urosevich and Donna Lawton, Omaha, Robert and Julie Urosevich of McKinney TX, Todd and Mary Urosevich; daughter, Sueann and Mike Devereaux, all of Omaha; sister, Dorothy Soland of Tucson, AZ. Helen was loved by 12 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren. Helen was an active member in the St. Nicholas Serbian Orthodox Church.
VISITATION with the family Thursday, 5pm-7pm, followed by a PRAYER SERVICE at the West Center Chapel. Private family interment, Evergreen Memorial Park. Memorials to St. Nicholas Serbian Orthodox Church or charity of your choice. HEAFEY-HEAFEY-HOFFMANN DWORAK-CUTLER WEST CENTER CHAPEL 78th & West Center 402-391-3900
Published in Omaha World-Herald from March 16 to March 17, 2011