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Monday, January 31, 2005

Looking Good...

Well, so far the news on the Iraqi elections has been really positive. I'm hoping it stays that way. Approximately 93 percent of Iraqi ex-patriates voted in the election, and while that is great news, I was more worried about citizens still living in Iraq and the dangers they faced. I always hope that when situations like this occur around the world, that Americans will take notice, stop being apathetic and start realizing that voting is their right and how people have died, continue to die and will die in the future to obtain that right. Taking it for granted it typical American excess and pains me to no end.
I hope the news stays encouraging from Iraq.


Blogger dilemma said...

In Belgium the citizens are fined if they do not vote, maybe our government should consider taking such action. For me, it isn't that people take voting for granted, it's that they do it and are not educated on the issues. In my opinion, people shouldn't vote unless they have researced the topics and can make an educated vote based on their own ideas.

9:44 AM  
Blogger z said...

IMHO, you can vote for Tom, or you can vote Dick, or you can even vote for Harry but it won't make a damned bit of difference. They all swim in the same cesspool and the shit that drips from their hides smells as bad on one as on the other.
In order to get more Amercans to vote we need less politicians and more statesmen (statespersons?). A great deal could be accomplished with our wealth to improve the lives of everyone.
Will it?
No...the ones that try are eventually assasinated.
Thomas Jefferson said we should have a revolution in this country about every 10 years. I think we're about 200 years past due.
When the government and the corporations act in concert the people suffer.
A sweeter collaboration was never set up in this country than the federal reserve, a private corporation, and the US government. It's polluted the stream of honest statesmen and become the wallowing trough of the politician who thereby enriches themselves at the public's expense.
It's really hard to get too exited about the "right" to vote for your favorite crooked millionaire.

3:57 PM  

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