On January 3rd a number of rugged individuals (how rugged depends on the weather) will turn out to gather in Iowa and again distort Presidential election politics in the USA for another 4 years. What arrogance and stupidity demonstrated by the political parties in the USA and Iowans to allow this to be the case. Why not Iowa allow just allow all Iowans over age 17 to just mail a simple write in paper ballot in the 30 days prior and just keep the results secret until announced. And publish an analysis of who voted in Iowa and why and what the vote represents?
Well in ancient Greece they could throw ostrika (sic) and ban for 10 years those leading citizens from Athens for example who were viewed as threats to democracy.
Would that not be fun?