I have a beef. A big beef…about “voting.” Okay–so I didn’t start voting until after I watched the first Iraq War. The great Daddy Bush’s victory protecting Kuwait from the diabolical Saddam Hussein. Being that I remember Vietnam, it was nice that we “won” a war, but really. Iraq? And if this Saddam Hussein was such a bad guy (which he was), why didn’t we just go in and get him?
I grew up in the sixties with Nixon, and Vietnam. I was …suspicious. Reagan took down the Soviet Union without a shot. Why did Bush have to “protect” some little country?
They didn’t really tell us why. We now were the world’s police….again. My attitude back then was that politicians were so crooked that everything was rigged, and you really had no say.
And then, I voted…for the first time for Ross Perot. Here was a guy who was a businessman, who was telling us we were in for a very rough ride. NAFTA would doom us he said. Bill Clinton, and the Bushes were on this global ride and Mr. Perot was right…it got even worse than he predicted. With the help of the “globalists” America fell apart.
Just this morning I found out that my local police, are one of just 24 U.S. law enforcement agencies that are going to be training the Iraq police. My local police are getting funding for this and they are bringing the Iraq’s HERE to train. This is being done by the IACP the world’s oldest and largest association of law enforcement executives. The IACP has more than 20,000 members. My neighborhood will be filled with Muslims. I doubt very seriously if these “trainees” go back to Iraq.
They say they are training the Iraq’s in the RULE OF LAW. Who’s ‘rules of law’ are they following?
This really makes me angry. I know that’s not exactly a polite or journalistic way to put it, but for OUR money, to go to training Iraq police…HERE IN THE UNITED STATES…it’s just appalling to me. It’s more than that, it’s not safe. With all that we have sacrificed for Iraq— let them train their own people. But I fear it’s just a legal way for Obama to bring more Muslims into our country…through the back door so to speak.
Do you know why we should train other country’s police forces here with taxpayer’s dollars when hundreds of our own police men are being laid off?
Neither do I.
The local police chief is all for it. He has been involved in this organization for a long time. Who knew? It wasn’t exactly on his resume when he got elected.
— Which brings me to the problem: I wonder how many people, when they go to vote in their local elections, know ANYTHING at all about the local politicians?
I’m betting you are just like me. You search the libraries, the internet for any information you can find, and you can’t. All you really have to go on are the is really nasty campaign ads telling you how this one is crooked or that one hangs out with prostitutes, or whatever they can think of.
Here in Missouri, Sarah Palin had a nice ad out about Sarah Steelman for Missouri Senator, but the ad that stuck in your mind was a very ugly picture of Sarah Steelman (a republican) next to a picture of Claire McCaskill (Obama loving democrat) and a message to not send either one of them toWashington, they were both corrupt, and you had no idea who put up that ad.
But it worked. Steelman lost.
EVERY time I go to vote in the local elections, I have no clue what or who is going to be on the ballot. I blame myself, and everyone else blames you for not caring. BUT…the sad fact is, they don’t WANT you to know about any of these people are. Hell, we are just now finding out who Obama really is.
Nobody Thinks, no…Nobody Knows this is on purpose. It would be so easy to send out information about the people running for office, a simple folder sent out to the voters would suffice. But no.
And that’s why the people at the TOP, can make sure the people of the local districts are people they want at the local level. That’s why America has become dictatorial in so many ways. That’ why a Mayor of New York can outlaw salt, baby formula, and obesity…because all the local districts are men and woman who would never dare challenge him.
You can’t tell me all the people in New York want to be controlled like that.
Another little trick they use (both parties) to get who they want elected is called the “primaries.” In the primaries, (in many states) a DEMOCRAT can ask for a Republican ballot and vote for the person, especially the one they think would lose against their democratic favorite. So…hundreds of democrats, who by the way, are mostly government workers, teachers and unions members, are told to ask for a Republican ticket and vote for the man they think is most likely to lose to their candidate.
So, I find myself back to the beginning. Does my vote even count?
If the local elections are rigged that a Democrat can vote on the Republican ticket, what chance do we really have? It’s a dirty play, and most conservatives would never think of doing that. But liberals do.
Oh…and this Tuesday elections stuff…it’s the worst day of the week to vote. The really hard workers, who are the ones supporting this overgrown elephant called our government, sometimes can’t even make it to the polls.
The top politicians stack the decks. It’s called trickle down power….top to bottom. Some states are actually fighting back…so there’s hope.
But in too many states…Nobody Wins….and Nobody Thinks it’s ever going to change.