Just An Election Rant

We are Americans first and foremost. Though some of us equate ourselves as Democrats, Republicans and Independents, please keep in mind that the one unifying quality in all of us is that we are all Americans.

In this 2008 Presidential election year, the media and the political campaigns have all but forgotten that this is our country. This is our government. And, more importantly, this is our Presidential election. President Lincoln, the founding father of the current Republican Party, stated in the Gettysburg Address,“…that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.”

What strikes me most about this is what we are seeing today. Relatively unknown Presidential and Vice-Presidential nominees are on the ballot, and that we, the people, deserve to learn anything and everything about their positions, backgrounds, associations, & official activities through a non-biased media. We are the ones who will decide who is to be elected to office, not the media nor the political parties nor those who would play the modern-day kingmaker.

We have roughly eight weeks until an election which will choose the next President and Vice President of these United States of America. The thought that the media would openly and contritely mock the American people’s intelligence, and yet have us believe that they have our best interest in mind, goes beyond all human and rational thought.

We, the American people, demand answers. We demand to know the truths. We demand to hear from the nominees themselves, not their speech writers nor their spear-carrying spin-masters. We demand that the media, be it television, radio or print, do their respective jobs as journalists and find the truth without bias toward either candidate or political party. We demand an election that is about the issues facing us as a nation, and not about whom in the elitist classes deem worthy. We demand that the campaigns stay away from and out of our polling stations – give us the facts as you have been charged with, and allow us to exercise our Constitutional right to vote for the candidate of our choice, not yours.

These are our demands, and we have every plausible, moral, and legal right to ask them, because, in the end, we are Americans first, and this is our government.

“The sacred rights of mankind are not to be rummaged for, among old parchments, or musty records. They are written, as with a sun beam in the whole volume of human nature, by the hand of the divinity itself; and can never be erased or obscured by mortal power.” – Alexander Hamilton, 1775

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About Tom Roland

EE for 25 Years, Two Patents - now a certified PMP. Married twice, burned once. One son with Asperger's Syndrome. Two cats. Conservative leaning to the Right. NRA Life Member.
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3 Responses to Just An Election Rant

  1. Mustang says:

    Tom, there is not a single thing written here that I find disagreement with; please let me know the minute you hear from a contrite press or elected official. It would not be a good idea to hold your breath until you receive the promise of improved future conduct.

    The other night, some one asked Giuliani “when” elections became so derisive and mean-spirited. His answer was the 2000 and 2004 election cycles. I disagreed (and sent him an email). For thirty years, people used to speak about the silent majority. When those people began speaking out against leftist ideology, they became “right wing whackos.” And to me, this demonstrates that the left never wanted a dialogue in the first place – and you’ll forgive me for pointing this out, the real goal of state socialism is for everyone else to sit down, and shut up. Well, at least George Orwell would agree with that.

    Let me conclude with this rhetorical question: if we are all Americans, why do 40% of us want to change America into something approximating a European/Socialist state? Isn’t that similar to marrying a woman because of her stellar attributes, and then once the honeymoon is over suggesting she join a Jenny Craig program?

  2. McCain and Palin have come up with the theme of serving the people. Of course, this is an election promise, and often such promises are broken once the politicians take office.

    As Mustang has said, this election is rancorous. But such rancor is not unprecedented in American politics. I do notice that many voters with whom I come into contact are fed up, especially with the media. Personally, I’m sick of the mainstream media and barely look at my daily copy of the Washington Post.

  3. Tom says:

    Mustang, I share your viewpoint on the Leftist comments on suppressing opposing viewpoints by attacking them. In some respects, that is a Socialistic/Communistic tactic called censoring by intimidation. As far as the 40% are concerned, we have been indoctrinated that the Government will take care of us no matter what happens – of course, we know better. The fools in New Orleans during Katrina proves that point.

    AOW – And of course, there will be a car in every garage and a chicken in every pot (hope you got that memo…) I’ll tell you what – save a tree and save your money by unsubscribing to the WP, unless you are using it to line the litter box…

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