I'm not trying to steal, or detract from your thread here. But we aren't allowed to post any more threads on the election. So we have to post, on
existing threads. This was the closest thread I could find, for what I have to say about the election. I hope that you don't mind. :-)
I would be disapointed with myself if I didn't post SOMETHING before the election tomorrow. So here is my two cents. NOW is the time to create a
change. Not 4 or 8 years from now. Right now is the perfect time to do it. As a matter of fact IMO, it is the perfect time. I do not believe the
scientific polls for a second. There is no way, that George Bush is running neck and neck with Kerry right now. I know Bush die hards, are going to
disagree with me. But the facts remain. He has ticked off alot of people in his own party. The gay and lesbian crowd. The fiscal conservatives. Their
are actually Republicans, that are against the Iraq war believe it or not.
Combine that, with the energized Democratic party. Due to the last election. All of the people, that have become of legal age to vote. Naturalized
citizens, you name it. There are alot more people that are eligable to vote, this time around. The message got through last election, that every vote
counts. People are taking this one seriously. As evidenced by the voter registrations. There has also been a high voter turn out for early voting, in
every state that I have heard reported. Weither republicans, and the "liberal media" want to admit it or not. Everything for George Bush right now,
is not looking good at all. The political experts say, that a high voter turnout favors Kerry. I believe they are right. So I myself will be
surprised, if Kerry doesn't win by at least 8%, of the popular vote.
Now that I've probably offended the Bush supporters. I have to be fair here, because there is another side to this coin. Sadly that is the point.
Weither it is Kerry that wins, or Bush. It is two different sides of the same coin. Both Kerry and Bush want to stay in Iraq. Both Kerry and Bush,
want to go after other countries in the Middle East. Both say they are a friend of Israel. (Not that there is anything wrong with that. I myself have
no problems what so ever, with the Jewish nation. What I do have a problem with, is our country being biased towards Israel.) The point is though,
that even if we elect Kerry. It isn't going to be a whole lot different. I've heard it said countless time. That people are going to vote, for the
lesser of the two evils. My question is, why vote for either of the "evils" at all?
I myself have already voted. I'm not going to say whom I voted for. I will say however, that it wasn't Bush or Kerry. I've heard all of the
arguements, about throwing away my vote. I don't buy it. Like I said, I don't believe the polls are close to accurate. So when is the best time to
vote for a third party. When it is a close race, like "right now". Or when there is a spread between the two candidates. I would think more people
would be willing to take that leap. Durring an election that isn't going to be very close. Think about this. The vast majority of people in this
country, are from other countries. Whos parents, and grandparents etc. came here for a better life. When polls are conducted of foreign countries.
They overwhelmingly vote for Kerry over Bush. By something around 72% for Kerry. So how is it, that if we all came from these other countries. Yet we
in this country, are split dead even?
In my opinion, the press is reporting it is a 50/50 split. So that we won't vote for a third party candidate. We will be so worried about, throwing
away our vote. That the third parties won't have a chance. So what if the polls are a lie? The majority of the media outlets, are owned by big
business for the most part. So what is in their best interests as a business? To make sure they have someone in Washington, to represent their
interests. That means, it is in their best interests to support the two major parties. Who are already in their pockets, so to speak. It's not like
they can be held accountable, if the polls are a smoke screen. Everyone is saying they have no idea who will win, or by how much. The
undecided/independent voters own this election. So who do you think undecided, and independent voters are going to vote for? If they haven't made up
their minds yet. Or they didn't register as Democrat, or Republican. Their must be a reason, they don't want to be affiliated with either of the two
parties. So what if the majority of them vote for someone other then Bush and Kerry?
Now is the time to search your heart, and ante up for the biggest election of our lifetimes. I am not here to say who to vote for. But there is a
song, that I think is more then just a little prophetic about this election. It's The Whos, We Won't Get Fooled Again. If I could have one wish come
true. I would hope that song, is playing in everybody's head until they vote. Do you want 4 more years of Bush and his agenda. Do you want 4 years of
Republican Lite Kerry. Or do you want real change? Why is it, that the Repulicans and Democrats have been in charge of this country for decades. Yet
life hasn't improved very much, from generation to generation. All of the money that has been spent, and what do we have to show for it? Everywhere
you look, roads need to be repaired etc.. Our infrastructure is going down hill, but we have billions to allocate to Iraq etc.. We are cutting
policeman, and fireman jobs. While we are supposedly facing a terrorist attack at any second, for over 3 years now. How much freedom are we suppossed
to give up, if we are going to have a single attack in a random state. Maybe every 3-4 years. Doesn't this remind you of your job? One person
accidentally spills a drink. So they punish everyone, and no one is allowed to have a drink.
Why has 99% of the population had to pay in any way, with our freedoms. When 9/11 physically effected a fraction of 1% of the population? I don't
mean to offend anyone here, in any way. 9/11 was beyond words, as to how screwed up it was for anyone to do. But that isn't the point. The point is,
neither of the two major parties are on the majorities side. We aren't all rich. These parties act like there aren't any problems to address. When
they do, they pay it lip service. I'm tired of waiting for a real change in Washington. I would like to see a better world, while I am still alive.
How many generations are we suppossed to wait, before our lives actually are better. How many generations are going to have to continue to pay. While
we see little to no benefit in OUR country.
We all need to wake up. This is nothing other the a legalized pyramid scheem, that we have going on right now. Social Security is a GREAT idea in
principle. Everyone wants to be taken care of, when they grow old. To include myself. But is it suppossed to be on the backs of our kids, and grand
kids etc.? It used to be, that you could raise a family on one income. Now it takes two jobs, to live the same standard of living. Twist the numbers
any way you want with inflation etc.. But everything is getting more and more expensive around us. Does anyone actually believe that the wages, are
going to keep up with the cost of living, goods etc.. At the rate we are going, houses will be $500,000 for our kids. For a house that costs $200,000
now. The cost of wood didn't naturally increase that much. We have technology replacing our jobs, or they are being outsourced. The number of decent
paying jobs keeps decreasing. So how in the world, are our kids going to be able to afford to live, much less our grand kids? Wheither it's
utilities, groceries, houses, or insurance etc.. They all cost more and more every year. Then future generations have to support all of us geezers, on
top of it? The bubble is going to burst sooner or later. Unless we adress this psudo pyramid scheem, we call America.
Alot of people are bearly making it month to month as it is. So it's really just a matter of time, before more and more of us. Can no longer afford
to live in the US. Now who would that benefit? It's called getting rid of the "riff raff", or undesireables. Apparently we want to be paid a living
wage, and that is just way too much to ask for. They would rather open up the borders, and allow whomever wants to come to the US in. Because they
will work for less. It's the perfect cycle. Sell everyone on the American dream. Then when they get here, they realize they were sold a lemon by a
car salesman. If you toe their line, then you can advance. But if you come across as wanting anything at all. You become a problem. They want yes men
and women. Not people that are going to stand up for themselves, or their co-workers. They want total control over our lives, and the government is
more then willing to give it to them. For a price.
So it's time for us to quit being sold out. Bands "sell out", and their fan base usually lets them know. So don't be fooled by their ads and
"liberal media" spin. Or the big production, leading up to this election. Just ask yourself. How much longer do we have to live in fear? We lived
through the cold war. We all know what it's like to be raised, thinking today could be your last day on Earth. No one should want anyone, to ever
have to live like that again. WHY should we? So if a majority of us, don't like Kerry or Bush. Or don't think there is a good candidate running in
the two major parties. Then don't vote for them. As long as we keep voting them into office, they have a mandate. The only way to get their
attention. Is to turn our backs on them both. If they saw, they were loosing support across the board. They would have to change their tune. A third
candidate doesn't even have to win. Just get 15-20 percent, and I'm sure we would have their undivided attention. I know that may be wishful
thinking. But I'm sure you get the point.
So to sum this book up. I don't care who you vote for. If you are tired of Bush, don't vote for him. If you don't like Kerry. Don't vote for him.
As I said before. Now is the perfect time to voice our disapproval over how our country is being run. When are we going to have a Republican
president, that is more disliked then Bush? I mean really, literally. When are we going to have another Democrat, that gains this little approval from
his own party? When are we going to have an election, that has "spare" votes to give to third party candidates after this? I do acknowledge that
this country is becomming more and more polarized. But that doesn't mean that it is polarized at 50/50. Just because more people are becoming more
vocal about everything. Doesn't mean the race is dead even. So I am asking in all hoesty, without all of the political spin from either party. If not
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