Centre College, Kentucky's premier liberal arts institute has a rich tradition of hosting high profile civic events. As a private institution it has every right to set whatever criteria it wishes for these events but in the case of the upcoming Kentucky Senatorial Debate the college strayed a bit in the gray area ethically by only inviting 2/3 of the ballot to participate, citing 'standards' some might consider to be discriminatory and intended to prevent viewers and voters alike from deviating outside mainstream talking points scripted the political duopoly further perpetuating the illusion of choice between the 'lesser of two evils', at some point the American people need to ask themselves why their voting for evil in the first place & where it's getting them. Indubitably, it is up to the people to decided if a private institution should 'cherry pick' candidates in a public contest based on financial standing & scrutinized polling points. Some may consider doing so propagating oligarchy others may agree with Centre excluding Libertarian David Patterson, either way it is now in the public arena but wether or not the voice of the people will be heard remains to be seen.
8/22/2014 04:10:25 am
8/22/2014 04:38:57 am
Good morning. Just got off the phone with Patrick in President Roush's office this morning. He appreciated hearing from me and will pass along my complaint and request on David Patterson's behalf. Thank you for the opportunity to express my opinion here and elsewhere. Really appreciate it. Be well.
8/22/2014 04:50:11 am
Calling. Sick of "business as usual" in politics. Time for change.
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