Sunday, October 19, 2008


Elections--especially general elections--take place over long periods of time. The issue at the forefront of the primary season, for example, is not necessarily the issue that is at the forefront when the general election nears.

The key, then, is to be a candidate uniquely suited to deal with all the issues in an easy manner.

Now it's hard to say what issue Americans are "most" conscientious of as we round into the last couple weeks. But I have my nomination: voter fraud.

Financial problems? Yes, very very important. But personally, I don't think a recession that is already being acted on by the current government is AS important as the UNDERMINING OF OUR WAY OF LIFE!

The Declaration of Independence states "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed."

Voter fraud promises to undermine the promise of that beautiful document by putting in place a government that derives its powers unjustly from the efforts of the biggest cheaters. And once those efforts result in one false election. . .who knows in what direction the country will be steered.

In my humble opinion, voter fraud represents the greatest threat to our democracy today.

Not terrorism. Not illegal immigration. Not eeeeevil George Bush and Dick Cheney, or their surrogate Hank Paulson. Voter fraud.

And this is an issue that Barack Obama, by virtue of (in small part) his long-running ties with ACORN and (in much larger part) his unwillingness to call ACORN out for their illicit activities, is on the wrong side of what decent, honest Americans want to see.

Obama has tried to "distance" himself from ACORN--but that doesn't solve the problem. (An Obama specialty!)

If he truly wants to solve the problem--and stand up for DEMOCRACY--he needs to DENOUNCE ACORN, publicly, clearly and without nuance. ACORN's ability to function would be severely hampered if no less of a luminary than Obama publicly called their activities "un-American".

In the meantime, Sen. McCain should author and publicly demand that Obama sponsors a piece of legislation that calls for an immediate verification of all registrations produced by ACORN throughout this country.

The great Abraham Lincoln once described ours as a "government of the people, by the people, for the people," and implored Americans to persevere through the Civil war in order to ensure that such a government does not perish from the earth.

Well, that form of government is once again under attack. Will Americans realize how serious this issue is while there's still hope to act?


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