posted on Aug, 20 2012 @ 12:28 AM
reply to post by TheCoolKids
Russia has massive election fraud, and the opposition parties are all fronts for Putin to claim there is an opposition.
Like many countries across the globe, the United States and Russia have significant issues when it comes to voting. Both Russia and the U.S. have
voting problems, of that, there is no doubt. Putin has developed an-almost thug-like reputation, similar to that of a mobster; more
strong-man than politician.
Back to the U.S....the United States has had so Epic Fails
when it comes to voting that its history reads more like comedy than reality. Let's
remember the concept of Equal Rights
did not exist in this country. (hell, it barely does today) A great example demonstrating this has to be
passage of Amendments 14 and 15, regarding citizenship and voting rights of Black Americans (males, of course). While the passage of these amendments
ultimately granted additional rights, it is unfortunate there was a need for such legislative action. The 14th Amendment granted citizenship to former
slaves, changing their citizenship status from 3/5 to a whole person. Can you imagine, being told you are only 3/5 of a whole person! Absolutely
astounding. I wonder how slave "owners" would react to slaves telling their "masters" they can only work 3/5 of a whole day, or that they might
enjoy taking 3/5 of an entire weekend to spend with their family, etc, etc. I think its an easy point to make...