As much as the actions of Barbara Boxer in early 2005 answered the deafening plea for one senator to sign their name for true democracy, I felt truly let down and completely shocked. ALL the work leading up to contesting the electoral votes was, apparently, only for the record"so that future generations would know we cried.
The anguish over listening to Republican senators react during the electoral debate as though even a hint of criticism over the 2004 election procedures and results was totally without reason, was too much to bear. And Sen. Boxer, for all the good she has been working to accomplish, let them get away with it, as did the other Democratic senators.
And what happened to Kerry and Edwards? According to reports, they weren't actually hiding or being dismissive, in the classic sense. They were working. For us. Oh? These are the consistent courses of action of so much of our Democratic leadership. They lead us to the water, give us a look and prevent us from taking a drink. And"we'll keep you informed. Be patient. We're on it.
I first began investigating the emigration process very shortly after the 2004 Presidential Stolen Election, while visiting the local pharmacy for antacid, aspirin and chocolate. Sick to my stomach and fighting a headache for many weeks turned months, I kept wondering why my fellow countrymen and women had done us in. It didn't take very long to realize that more people than it seemed didn't vote for Bush. Still, too many did. After beginning the investigative process, I put it on hold long enough to give the electoral process a chance. I'd heard those voters were feeling disquieted enough to stop or question the vote, if no one else would. Maybe this disaster, this travesty, these crimes could and actually would be turned around.
As the years go by, we're still forced to fight for what should be the simple sensibility of voters' rights. The Republican Al Qaeda is quite the class of students, and has a fraternal partnership with voters for religion. Was anyone else baffled that homophobia is rampant in the U.S.? I've always thought this was the place where you COULD be gay. If we've reached the point where one neighbor can tell another neighbor that they can't be happy because of disagreement over something as basic as human caring, then part of the problem breathes an evolutionary debate more frightening than any travesty against voters at the polls, a place where I can only believe my vote would end up in limbo, at best.
But a terminally-ill voting system isn't the only culprit. So many of the people using it will continue to vote for a religion and against human caring of the innocent, and believe that a political puppet is justified when preaching that message.
Every four years, one is led to wondering in which direction the political wind will blow. The climate in the U.S. changes quickly enough for this citizen to hold her breath even when there isn't an election. And when it does feel consistent, it's working against the poor and racially polarizing.
The puppet's strings have since been cut and the truth is out. In the newly bitter cold, only conservatives are wrapped in blankets. My next fear is that they'll be able to remove them again far too soon and for far too long.