reply to post by tw0330
Even, though I am not an american citizen, nor do I visit, or live with in the united states I personally would like to see Dr. Ron Paul come out the
victor. As much as internally this does not effect me, American politics plays a huge role on the world. I must admit, I was infuriated at the title
of your thread, and upon reading your thread my outrage became funneled towards CNN, I can not believe they will blatantly lie to slander and stain Dr
Paul's credibility and at the same time endorse jack asses who have admitted or been caught with the same ugly qualities they are trying to pin on an
innocent man. I AM NOT AN AMERICAN, and still I can watch a Ron Paul speech on television and feel he's honestly looking out for his people. Sadly
every other fool who's spewed incomprehensible campaign promises that often contradict themselves, starting with Radical change for the people and
ending with leaving it the same, or taking more from the people and sending 1000s of young men to die in a war they have no desire to be a part of.
It's sickening. I really am hoping your elections benefit you this time around. I know I can be a little crude on ATS any time it comes to americans
or patiriotism, but it really is in good fun and you have to admit there isn't another man on the planet that can be covered in # not a penny to his
name and will proudly stand up and proclaim " I AM AN AMERICAN." It's a rather unique trait, I have not met any other people like you. Now, I know
not all of you, but it definately seems a good number of you, are so proud you're blind to the faults in your nation. This could be a great
conspiracy as many think, but when it comes time to vote, time and time again, the wrong candidate makes it through and the same problems or worse are
allowed to run rampant until the next election.
Americans, please as my brothers, sisters and neighbours. Your country is in peril. We've spent many years fearing the foreign " enemies " and "
Boogie men" for so long we have missed the real danger and allowed a much greater battle rage unseen and unhindered. I feel many of you have become
wise to this, and yet it seems so many more happily pull the wool over their eyes and eat up the BS they are fed. Your time is now, it isn't too
late. Please make the changes you have the power to make. Your constitution was created for just such a thing, it is WE THE PEOPLE ! The government is
your servant, not the other way around! If you don't like it, YOU can and should change it. This doesn't require violence or protest, it really is
as easy as getting up off your ass and voting. You have options right now, and if your dissatisfied with the options before you, you can vote to
change those options!!! Where do you think presidential candidates come from ? You voted for them ! Do your own research if you don't like the Straw
polls, or the media representation of the men and women set to lead you in the direction of the peoples choice.
So many of us get angry with the results of elections. We scream, some of us even cry and others proclaim the elections are fixed. Either way the end
result tends to be anger and distaste towards those who win, when in fact we should be angry at our brothers and sisters. WE make the choice, how well
do we know each other ? How many of us are willing to put the effort into understand who and what we are voting for ? How many of us vote to begin
with ? I really hope this reply is getting through, and I really hope it's accepted well. Even if Paul is not your choice, do you know why you are
voting for who you are ? Is your candidate right for you? Your family ? Your countrymen/women ?
If nothing at all I ask you all one thing. VOTE ! Exercise your constitutional right and VOTE for F*** sakes!