Originally posted by Thomas Crowne
First off, Matrix, I applaud you for having your country under your name. I find that to be very commendable as compared to those who prefer to lip
off and not even identify their origin.
Thanks, I'm proud of my heritage, not only that I'm a citizen to this lovely litle country, but also that I am part american and part Scottish. As I
stated in other threads, I love the american people and I for one wouldn't hessitate to fight for them if they were in the need for it. Hating a
governing body doesn't mean you hate the people, especialy since these days, most of the governing body's in all country's around the world, do
litle to represent what the people exactly want.
So, are you Belgian or America?
Why do you prefer to vote, and why do you think that living in the Bronx for a few years and Boston intermittently for a while makes you
knowledgeable and one who can pick a good president for a country that you don't even have an interest in, if you are a Belgian?
So, because I was in Germany for 5 solid years, that gives me the credentials to wisely help choose their leadership?
We're not talking about "a few" years here, I was born in belgium, moved to the US at age of 6, lived there till I was 17(I spent july/august and
december/januari in belgium during those years, usualy having to catch up with belgian school ... trust me, much harder then US school, but it made US
school sooo much easyer for me) and then spent 1 more year in the US when I was 21.
The reason I'm not in the US is because here in belgium, without university degree education, I'm doing IT jobs at the highest level, because my
knowledge and experience in the field is valued here. In the US the best I could get with the diploma I have is a helpdesk job or a techy.
If this wasn't so, I would have moved back to the US long ago, for several reasons, wich are mainly deeply personal.(yeah, its what you think, a
I goto the US several times per year to meet family and friends and the girl that stole my heart.
EDIT: plus as I earlyer stated, 2 years of moving forth and back from belgium to Boston. 50/50 time distribution.
Seeing that I'm 26 now, you can say I spent good half of my life in the US.
I think not. Sounds to me like there might be a risk that you might have Belgium's interests at heart, wouldn't you agree? Regardless, if
you are allowed to vote, then what can I say, other than pick well, as I and my fellow countrymen are the ones who will pay one way or another, but
most certainly with our tax money. Come to think of it, vote twice, you might do better than many people who will decide who to vote for on the word
of some spaced out, air-headed actresses' recomendation. Regardless, you couldn't do worse.
I vote with the interest of the world in mind. Having been online for over 10 years now and having traveled the worlds outer reaches, I've moved from
being a person that sees things from the viewpoint of nations to a person that sees the world in its whole. But on actions made by a country, I have
to talk about what that country did, with my view being that of what this 1 country's actions did to the common good of the world.
My vote goes for a man I admire, not only because hes intelligent and a clear craving for knowledge, a man who has the same roots as me(the IT
industry) but also because he comes forward with an agenda that wants to restore the United States of America, to its original Constitutional way and
My vote won't be a wasted vote and it definatly won't be an uninformed vote.
[edit on 30-8-2004 by thematrix]