posted on Aug, 27 2008 @ 09:31 AM
Originally posted by kidflash2008
reply to post by caballero
The only ones who could vote when our founding fathers were around was white male property owners. Not exactly the common people we know now.
The country is changing, because I never thought I would see an African American candidate with a real chance of winning the presidency in my
This is true, however white male property owners did change that, and in the process strengthened the ideals on which we believe this country was
built to uphold.
If we say, well, it really doesn't matter that only a privileged few can become President because our founding individuals were semi-elitist, sexist
and racist, then let's just throw in the towel and give up on change.
My point is that with the removal of racism and sexism, EVERYONE born and raised in these United States should have the opportunity to have as much
face time in the press as any other candidate - at least with some predetermined number of supporters.
It should not be about money, bloodline or favor. It should be about ideas and what we, the people, support.