Published on October 22nd, 2013 | by Guest Contributor0
David Brin – How YOU can beat the gerrymander (and restore a pro-science Congress!)
By David Brin
How to fight anti-science politics…
The biggest victim of the recent US government shut down may have been science, as crucial experiments were cut off – including the entire research season in Antarctica. To many of those who instigated this disaster, the harm to science was not a Flaw of their plan but a Feature.
This will be a long struggle though there are possible innovations. For example Salon Magazine has featured my proposal for a unique and potentially effective way for individual voters – one at a time – to rebel effectively against the political crime called gerrymandering. It requires no changes in law, no court decisions or ballot initiatives. We could all start this rebellion tomorrow, without any cooperation from a corrupt political caste. It would benefit BOTH Democrats and Republics as well as third parties. Above all, it would reduce the radicalization of American politics that is tearing the country apart.
(Originally appeared at Contrary Brin.)