Posts Tagged ‘American politics’

Thomas Jefferson, our third president, once said, “We in America do not have government by the majority. We have government by the majority who participate.”

How true dat, in the parlance of our times, is that? This November, races all over the country, including the presidential race, will be won and lost not by people who are taking the time to vote, but by those who could vote and don’t. These are Americans who either 1) Could register to vote and don’t, or 2) Are registered voters too full of apathy to exercise their sacred duty. (more…)

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What a crazy day in American government! I was on pins and needles before SCOTUS announced its decision on Obamacare this morning. Initially I was dismayed at the ruling because I strongly disagree with things that reek of socialism when my people have fought and died for a democratic republic since the founding of this nation.

Why, pray tell, would Chief Justice Roberts consider this a tax? More on that in a minute. It’s also interesting that Attorney General Eric Holder was found in contempt of Congress and I applaud the guts of both the Democrats and Republicans who made this happen. Our government is supposed to have such checks and balances; nice to see them in action. (more…)

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The nonpartisan website OnTheIssues (http://www.ontheissues.org/default.htm) has a quiz that will help match your values with the presidential candidate who most closely represents them:


The quiz makes the distinction between social and economic issues and by clicking on corresponding links you can find out what a particular candidate believes.

What a useful tool for undecided voters as well as people of all parties who want to clarify their stance on an issue. It may not be scientific, but it’s insightful. Pass it on and vote your conscience!


We in America do not have government by the majority. We have government by the majority who participate. -Thomas Jefferson


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