Tuesday, November 4, 2008
Voting time is here and once again we're telling ourselves that this is the most important election of our lifetime. I like to think that the last couple were equally important but sadly the bad guys prevailed. We had ourselves a judicial Coup coup d’état in 2000 fitting for the government of a two bit tyrant, not the world's remaining superpower. 2004 saw more dirty tricks, disenfranchisement, and unanswered questions. Our constitution has been dragged through the mud by a rich kid and his no good pals. They may never be invited back to the party, but they sure as hell will break all the toys before they leave. How do you recover from something like this? It's a wonder the streets aren't constantly filled with an angry population.
I would like to think that there is something special going on right now, but it's hard to be sure. We'll know soon enough. American politicians often say with a straight face that our institutions are the envy of the world even with a pathetic 54% voter turnout. Let's see if we can do better than that. You know what to do.