Friday, July 29, 2016

Parallel to unfairness of open primaries

I have long thought it was unfair for the general public to select a political party's candidates, people who have never given time nor a dime to that party.  Neither Sanders nor Trump are party members, but they both presumed a right to run in party primaries.

Arthur C. Brooks gave a great parallel in his conversation with Gail Collins.  See

"It amazes me how we have come to see democracy in all matters, public and private, as our natural right. Can you imagine if The New York Times had a policy of letting the readers unilaterally decide who writes for the Op-Ed page? It would make the paper into an ideological fever swamp."