The International Writers Magazine: US Politics
and the Vote
Robert Wolf on why he won't be voting for the 'President'
good friend recently chastised me for my efforts on the upcoming
election. As an American she said, it is your
duty to support your president during a war. Questioning him as
he was in his recent press conference is unpatriotic
this is the feeling of much of our nation. Bush is benefiting from a
time long gone, when presidents, teachers, clergy, and doctors were
above reproach. A time when morals and standards were never discussed
and just assumed.
That time, however, bears no relevance to now. We have a president,
not duly elected by the majority, who repeatedly has diminished Americas
standing in the world through his actions and
words. A president who too frequently needs others in the White House
clarify both what he has said and what he meant to say.
The dishonestly of this administration surpasses anything in recent
Bush has so lowered the bar of expectation for integrity that it will
reverberate for years through this country. He cast his favor on the
industries that support him and not the citizens who need it most. He
rewards his friends with positions of influence, while the average man
nets less and less of value in work and in life.
This is an administration whose first order of business was weakening
emission standards for air and water. While this hurts both rich and
poor of both parties, it helps the bottom line of those energy companies
who are so cozy with this administration. An administration whose hallmark
is arrogance and whose flag is smugness; a flag waving too often over
this great nation of ours.
To this attorney general, covering a nude statue is taking a stand for
decency and working against abortion is a stand for freedom. To our
vice president, a wars cost isnt measured by lives but by
profits, understandable since he served corporately and not militarily.
And lets not even discuss our secretary of WAR.
If a restaurant offered service that was dishonest and food that was
inferior you would probably not go back. You would keep trying restaurants
until you found one you liked.
Voting for candidates is no different. A voter is not there to settle;
a voter is there to vote.
The argument that we at least know what we have with Bush is ludicrous.
I knew I had a wart once, but I still had it removed.
This is the great thing about this country. We are free to choose, make
mistakes, and then try to correct them. Bush was a mistake, and its
time to correct it. First time, shame on Bush; second time, shame on
I dont know about you, but I worried much less about the last
president receiving a blow job in his office than I do about getting
screwed daily by the current one.
© Robert Wolf May 11th 2004
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