When the USS Cole was bombed and we lost 17 brave American soldiers, we began flying our flag at half-staff. Now as we view our great nation in turmoil from our recent presidential election, our decision to let our flag remain at half-staff seems sadly necessary. These 17 American soldiers, and all our veterans from wars past who have defended our country and given their lives so that we might enjoy the freedom and countless blessings that so many of us take for granted, must surely be turning over in their graves. While watching a cable news station, I was shocked and dismayed by what is transpiring on the streets in Florida. If President Clinton is still looking for his legacy, he can find it on the Palm Beach streets. I believe it’s called the “dumbing down of America.”
Watching our voting process fall to the ground and be trampled on, much like our Constitution has been for the last eight years, we the people should be standing firm against the tyranny that’s been perpetrated against our great country. We are not a banana republic! There is no rehearsal for voting. One person, one vote. No whining, no crying, no demanding a second chance. The Kennedy-Nixon election of 1960 saw similar problems. However Richard Nixon was willing to put the best interest of the country before his own. “The will of the people” is a Clintonism and now a Goreism. Our country has never led by the will of the people. We have laws and structure to follow; it’s called the Constitution.
Ever so slowly our rights and Constitution are being taken from us. Most of us can recall a different America, strong and unbending in our beliefs. It’s not too late to keep our Constitution strong. Speak out against a second election for Florida whiners. Once the rules are changed there’s no going back.
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