Sunday, November 05, 2006

Get Involved!

Why is it that the Republicans are acting like only politicians are allowed to "get political" around Election Day? Whenever any non-politician reveals their hypocrisies, they immediately complain that this information is coming out right before the elections. "It's obviously an attempt to influence the elections." What's wrong with that? Isn't that our right as citizens? You know, "petition the government for a redress of grievances"? What right do they have to say that WE THE PEOPLE do not have a right to try to influence our fellow citizens? After all, they don't seem to have a problem with special interest groups running ads on TV, often with unregulated, factually inaccurate information, when the ads support them. What's the difference? Hear me now: ANY politican who complains about negative factual information coming to light right before an election as just an attempt "to influence the elections" simply does not understand or support the democratic process. They must be voted out of office. You have every legal and constitutional right to make your voice heard, and you have an obligation to the electorate to reveal compromising information about candidates when that information is relevant and true.

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