Originally posted at Writeindependent.org on December 26, 2011
In case the Democrats and Republicans haven’t already proven that they aren’t always acting in our best interests, go ahead and vote for one or the other this coming election.
The Republicans want to dismantle our environment in the name of profits.
The Democrats are trying to scare us into voting for them because the Republicans will “end Medicare as we know it, roll back gay rights, leave the troops in Iraq indefinitely, restrict a woman’s right to choose, and gut Social Security to pay for more tax cuts for millionaires and corporations.” Source: an email from Jim Messina, Campaign Manager, Obama for America.
Meanwhile, Obama just signed the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which allows the government to secretly arrest anyone that they believe is a terrorist, and allows torture and indefinite detention without trial. Supposedly “Marbury vs. Madison, set in 1803, makes clear that any ‘law’ that is ‘repugnant to the Constitution is null and void,’” according to Infowars’ Alex Jones. Unfortunately, it is nearly impossible to enforce this position without a lengthy legal battle. So we’re back to square one.
Moreover, the NDAA authorizes $662 billion for military spending. I ask you: is this where your values lie?
It doesn’t matter what you believe. All that matters is what is actually happening. If your beliefs don’t match up to what is going on, then how will you become an educated voter?