Although the women of the United States are confined within the narrow circle of domestic life, and their situation is, in some respects, one of extreme dependence, I have nowhere seen woman occupying a loftier position; and if I were asked... in which I have spoken of so many important things done by Americans, to what the singular prosperity and growing strength of that people ought mainly to be attributed, I should reply, To the superiority of their women.

--Alexis de Tocqueville, Democracy in America

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Hacking Democracy

Made in 2007, this documentary follows Bev Harrris, a grandma with a mission to see how votes are counted in America. What she found was frightening. Before you work yourself up into a lather over which candidate will win, you need to see this and ask yourself what is the point if they program the machines to flip your vote on the memory card.

While this movie covers the Bush elections, it also features a Republican candidate who got a dirty deal. The point is made by Mrs. Harris that vote-hacking is a totally bipartisan enterprise.

Take away line from the movie: "We're one country pretending to be another country."

And then you've got a programmer testifiying before Congress that he's written hacking code for the biggest voting machine company out there:

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