FFF – “Jumbo”

Lyndon B. Johnson was the 36th President of the United States, taking over the White House after John F. Kennedy had been assassinated. He was well known for being the President who lead the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Voting Rights Act of 1965, Civil Rights Act of 1968 the appointment of the first African-American Supreme Court Justice, the creation of food stamp programs and … Continue reading FFF – “Jumbo”

Liberals Need to Wake Up

Climate Change is my main area of concern at the moment, and frankly, the removal of Malcolm Turnbull, the renunciation of the IPCC report by the environment minister, and the complete fear of the party to instigate any policy on this front (as seen by the death of the NEG) are making me consider voting against my own party this coming election. Continue reading Liberals Need to Wake Up

How African-American Turnout Dropped From 96% To 11% Over Just Two Decades​

The year is 1876, America is towards the end of what is known as the Reconstruction Era, the period from 1863-1877 where the remnants of Confederate nationalism and slavery ended. During this period, three Constitutional amendments were made. The 13th Amendment to abolish slavery The 14th Amendment, guaranteeing United States citizenship to all persons born or naturalised in the United States and granting them federal … Continue reading How African-American Turnout Dropped From 96% To 11% Over Just Two Decades​

Voting Systems

Recently a friend was asking me to assist them with a speech they had to write for school. They decided they wanted to tackle the issue of voting systems. So we did a bit of investigation into the Australian voting system for the House of Representatives. This is what I discovered: Currently, the House of Representatives elects MP’s with the Instant-runoff voting system. This system … Continue reading Voting Systems