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America Awakes

America will be waking up in a few hours and Americans will make their voice heard on who THEY want to be THERE President.
Will they agree with global opinion and global desires? Well, unlike their current President, let us hope the people of America have similiar ideas and desires as the rest of the world.
Todays vote will dictate the next four years of international policy, homeland security, health and education budgets in America, crime prevention and detention, and so much more.
Some of these aspects will only affect the American people and those who live withing her borders. Others will affect every single living person on this planet.
Let us pray to every single bloody diety out there that the right choice is made.
America has had some corrupt and dumb Presidents in the past (Nixon springs to mind in the corrupt department and Reegan in the dumb department) but none have ever been as dangerous as Bush Jnr.
America the world is watching you.
This election is more than just about current internal and international policies but whether the world will continue to look up at America for guidance in years to come. Make the wrong choice and you can say goodbye to world co-operation and leadership. The American people still hold other countries respect - its the dumbass that stole the Presidency from the rightful winner in the last election that doesn't.
Bush Jnr has turned the worlds opinion, and support, of America from an almost all-timne high after 9/11 to what must be an all-time low.
My prayers and thoughts are with you today.
Good luck. I have the feeling you'll be needing it.


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Nov. 2nd, 2004 01:37 am (UTC)
start pedant



Nov. 2nd, 2004 04:31 am (UTC)
Hey! Didn't we fight a war (and arm all of our citizens) so that we wouldn't have the King of England show up at our house and push us around?

And whether or not Bush is a moron, what does it say about -your- leaders that they've been supporting him?

I'm voting Libertarian. Take THAT, two-party system!
Nov. 2nd, 2004 05:10 am (UTC)
It says that our Leader is a gutless lap dog, who has shamed the labour movement, and led Britain into an unjust war. Don't worry we Brits are none too happy with Tony Sparkle-smiles right now, and we will get his in due time. That doesn't really alter the fact though that this adminisitration is a dnager to every member of the world, American and otherwise.

Obviously I don't know you and I have no idea where you are but are'nt you simply wasting your vote by voting libertarian? I mean it sounds a bit like voting liberal in the Uk during the 80s. If you beleive that Bush has done a bad job (which I would agree with), then why not vote for Kerry. This is a serious world with serious problems, and the solution is for a change of administration.

Nov. 2nd, 2004 05:56 am (UTC)
Due to the Electoral College system, my vote doesn't count. Massachusetts will go Kerry by an alarming margin, and since the vote -totals- don't count, it doesn't matter if 80% or 51% vote for him... end result (getting MA's electoral votes) is in the can.

If the Libertarian Party doesn't get at least 3% of the MA vote in this election, our party will get dropped from the ballot in future elections. More details on that here:


On another note, the lines at polling places have been outrageous this morning. I haven't seen turnout like this -ever-.
Nov. 2nd, 2004 06:40 am (UTC)
Now that I can see some perspective around your comments (thanks for that)your comments make a lot more sense to me. I am guessing that this is a reaction against two very close elections (assuming every single bit of data is correct, and this is a very close election), where perhaps the removal of a third candidate would swing it one way or the other. I've even heard of murmerings to do away with the electoral college system and put things down to a popular vote. I agree with you though, that democracy should mean that any candidate should be able to stand. Maybe its time to look at proportional representation (just kidding)

As far as the lines at the booths go, that is really encouraging to hear. A high turnout is the only thing that can do this election justice. I've said it already on my journal, that this is an election for the entire world, in which only American Voters can vote. In the rest of the world we see a leader of the free world who is behaving for selfish reasons, and because of which people are dead. The economic issues have not been addressed at home, with skilled and knowledgable people out of work. I see a President who is lining his own pockets in a war and who is pursuing his own private agenda which is not in America's interests, only his own, and his cronies. I find that cynical and wrong. In Britain I am ashamed of my leaders who could and should have been the voice of reason, but instead jumped straight into line. Their actions have led to loss of life as well. It is a sad day for every Englishman when the French are right.

I don't know how good or wonderful Kerry would be as Presdient although he does get mentions in Bill Clinton's meoirs which I read recently, and from that I see a man who could address the issues of economic recovery at home. I also think that as a serviceman himself he would be a little more realistic about putting brave young American soldiers in harms way, and only do so if it was absolutely necessary. America has a priviliged position as the greatest power on earth, but it is also a responsibility to the rest of the world. Bush does not realise that, and has flouted that privilige at will. That situation cannot be allowed to continue because it will damage world peace, and also America's standing in the world. Thats why I am a Kerry supporter

Thats why I am
Nov. 2nd, 2004 06:50 am (UTC)
"I've even heard of murmerings to do away with the electoral college system and put things down to a popular vote."

It's a discussion that comes up periodically, but it never gets punched through. I believe they'd need to amend the constitution which is always difficult.

"I agree with you though, that democracy should mean that any candidate should be able to stand. Maybe its time to look at proportional representation (just kidding)."

I think PR is viable, but then again I would. I'm a fan of direct democracy, which they actually have in some places around here... they'll have town meetings where the citizens actually directly vote on townie issues.

I don't think it'll be the end of the world whoever wins. The fact that we're even having the elections and that they didn't spring Osama as a October surprise shows that the Bushies aren't as bad as some have said. I'd prefer to get to a level of discourse that says "I disagree with your position X, but I understand your point is valid."

It isn't always bad to appear to have a mad dog leader. It worked for Reagan, and the Bushies would say that it works for Bush. I'm not convinced Kerrites will do a better job, but the major advantage they have is that they CAN say "That wasn't the best way to handle that, let's admit our mistake, get some help, and move forward." The Bushies can't say that they've made a mistake, which (if nothing else) is hubris of the first order.
Nov. 2nd, 2004 07:39 am (UTC)
It can't be that hard to change the constitution. Bush wants to do it to outlaw gay marriage. (of course I believe that would make it the first time the constitution says you CAN'T do something)
Nov. 2nd, 2004 08:37 am (UTC)
Ah.. What do you mean Bin Laden hasn't been sprung as a surprise. Wasn't there a video with him accepting responsibility for 9/11 and saying that America is corrupt and no change of president will save them?

Essentially pointing out that he's a valid threat, and though Bush was wrong right about weapons of mass destruction Saddam being nasty. He's now got enough terror to keep him honourable in the eyes of some.
Nov. 2nd, 2004 10:26 am (UTC)
No, I thought they'd actually trot him out captured. The video isn't enough: producing the man himself in chains would put Bush over the top.
Nov. 2nd, 2004 11:05 am (UTC)
I was thnking the same until they showed the video. It makes more sense to keep the bogieman at large and trot him out once in a while just to remind the public that Bush is doing this for your good. Bin Laden caught means that he's not there for the next time Bush wants to steal liberties.
Nov. 2nd, 2004 05:21 pm (UTC)
To some of us voting for someone you don't like or for somebody simply because he is not X is more of a wasted vote. I voted for who I think would do the job best and it wasn't Bush or Kerry.
Nov. 2nd, 2004 08:19 pm (UTC)
I looked at your profile and I am watching what is happening. All I can really say is look outside of your state. look at the world. It's still too close to call and its a two horse race. Do you like the way the world has been over the last few years? Do you think that the current president has done a good job for America and a good job as the leader of the free world? I would suggest to you that the answer is no, very empatically. I would suggest to you that the answer is a change of administration. I would therefore suggest that the best way to achieve that is through voting for the one most likely to achive that. If you do not accept that argument then there isn't a great deal more I can say.
Nov. 2nd, 2004 08:22 pm (UTC)
I believe that Kerry will do a worse job than Bush. SImply based on his history, his general lack of a realistic view of the world and his amazing ability to say one thing and do another.

Yes it's a two horse race. But the more people who vote for somebody else beside 'the big two' show that there is more interest in change.
Nov. 2nd, 2004 10:18 pm (UTC)
You will I hope understand my incredulity at your opening statement as I believe that Bush is the worst president in history (including tricky Dicky). My knowledge of Kerry is based on what I read in Bill Clinton's memoirs and what I was then able to research from the web, which to me was proof positive that he would be a signifficantly better president than Bush. Obviously I do not know how deeply you looked into things or what you found when you did. We obviously disagree on the crucial point.

Currently it is looking like Bush for 4 more years. I hope those years make you immune to the disaster that I see ahead, I truly do.
Nov. 2nd, 2004 10:20 pm (UTC)
Oh and in making your decision I hope you did not simply become Fox News' bitch. That would be too sad for words. I hope that was not the case.
Nov. 2nd, 2004 05:04 am (UTC)
Im not sure if this is viable for you, but we are having an election party round at ours this evening. I'm not going to be able to sleep anyway so I figured may as well. Feel free to come over if you would like company.
Nov. 2nd, 2004 05:37 am (UTC)
Thanks for the wishes, mate. It is indeed appreciated.

Off to vote in less than thirty....
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