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TS Election - Voting in the USA

May 02, 2008 07:30 PM
by MKR

May 2, 2008

To: All National Secretaries

Dear Brothers:

In the United States, we have an unusual situation regarding the
International President Election. Much before the ballots were mailed out to
members, a letter was sent by the Secretary/President Bro. Betty Bland (in
her personal capacity and using the mailing list of the section) to all
members telling them of the poor mental and physical health of Bro. Radha
Burnier and encouraging them to vote for Bro. John Algeo who happens to be
her predecessor in the office. No one questioned her right to extol members
to vote for Bro. Algeo. Many members questioned the ethics of her using the
official membership mailing list for her personal mailing.

This was well before the two well-known and well-respected doctors in India
examined Bro. Radha Burnier and certified that she is fully fit, both
mentally and physically. This subsequent critical information coming from
two professionals has more weight than 100 lay men's and women's opinions
about Bro. Radha Burnier's health.

The information about the above certificates was never sent to the TS
members in the USA.  Many members received their ballots early this week and
many have already sent in their ballots. When the members received their
ballots, they were under the false belief that Bro. Radha Burnier is
mentally and physically very sick due to the above mentioned letter they
received from Bro.  Betty Bland.

This critical and important health information on Bro. Radha Burnier was
available to Bro. Betty Bland before the mailing of the ballots to the
members and hence she, as the National Secretary/President had the moral and
ethical duty to inform all the members of it before mailing out of the
ballots so that the members would not be casting their ballots based on
misleading information that Bro. Radha Burnier is very sick. We may never
know what was the motivation of Bro. Betty Bland in withholding the
information from the members of the section..

Now many have cast their ballots and these are tainted by the misleading
information provided by the National Secretary/President and hence some of
us in the USA feel we were duped by the National Secretary/President who had
the responsibility to provide members with accurate, timely facts relating
to the candidate's health since that is the key issue in this election.

We, theosophists,  who value Fairness, Justice and Truth have a
responsibility to look at it objectively and fix the wrong that has taken
place. It appears to me that the only fix is to invalidate ALL the votes
from the USA and thus prevent wrong candidate elected to the high office of
the President.

I submit to all National Secretaries to quickly review the above and send in
their recommendations to the Election Committee and also distribute them on
the Internet for the benefit of members around the world.


Thanking you,

Fraternally yours,

M K Ramadoss
TS Member
San Antonio, Texas, USA

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