Sunday, January 16, 2005

361 more killed; 39% didn't vote

Since my post of 12/10/2004 a month ago, another 361 U.S. soldiers have been killed in Iraq.
Meanwhile, 39% of eligible Americans did not even bother to vote in the national election.
Still these same people wonder why the world looks at them as uneducated, misinformed, and self-centered.
Will wonders never cease?

Citizenship is a right, but claiming that right is something that must be earned.
Nearly half of Americans have yet to earn this claim. They exist instead as what the ancient Greeks termed "idiots" -- which in Greek meant a person who chooses to remain outside of public decision making.

I'm finishing up this series of posts about the election fiasco. To sum up the mind-boggling facts beneath the reports, see this list of "20 Amazing Facts About Voting in the USA". But don't read it before bedtime.


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