Originally posted by shauny
call me old fashioned, but thats a real shame.
maybe in my heart of hearts i just want a new world, a fresh start, new ideas, new ways of doing things.
For me, Obama ticks all the right boxes.
It is in appearance only but I agree a real departure from the norm would be very good.
To be quite honest with you, people seem to think a few erroneous things:
1) Bush is worse than he really is, totally discounting the Congress (which is a huge discount).
2) That Bill Clinton, Bush Sr, or Reagan were that much better.
3) That things have suddenly become a crazy police state with abuse of government and American hegemony. This has been a systematic weakening of a
country that was born in the fires of treason, rebellion, and terrorism.
i know im not from the US and im from the UK, but it is important for the world that Obama gets in. 4 more years of McCain (Bush) could really
see us head in a direction where there is no way back. thats if we already aint at that stage.
The fact that you think Obama and McCain are really all that much different is odd to me, because it relays the ideas put forth by the media, not
actual policy proposals (which almost never come to pass anyway).
To me, McCain is a known evil, and one I won't vote for. Obama is an unknown evil regardless of the package or the media's portrayal.
We live in a country where most people couldn't name ONE of the articles of the Bill or Rights, let alone describe what the Constitution is, how it
works, or what it's intention really is.
just the opinions of a 35 year old man with a young family who looks at the world and asks "why" do we have to do things the way we are.
I'm about where you are. I'm a 31 year old with a young family. 7 year old boy, 5 year old boy, and 3 year old girl.
I feel your pain in my bones and mine as well, let alone that of my kids future struggle. The only answer is learning what is not known and speaking
what people must hear even though they just don't want to.