We the People…

We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure  domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America. -Preamble to the Constitution of the Unites States

Sometimes I find it hard to express myself on the subject of this election without sounding like a whacked out conspiracy-minded leftie loon. I will make an attempt anyway. Don’t read farther if you don’t want to be subject to my liberal ramblings.

That phrase up there? That is the ideal that this country stands for to me. That is the path we are supposed to be on. This is what we have striven for, in fits and starts, for over 250 years. That ideal is what made the US great. It is why my grandfather came here. Why my father came here. And why he served this country for 20 years in the USAF.

But in my lifetime, our country has not been so far away from that ideal as it has been these last 7+ years. And I do not think it is hyperbole to say that nothing less than the life of that ideal is on the line come November 4th.

For we are far off the path to that ideal.

The current administration has condoned torture and the indefinite detention of terrorist suspects on the flimsiest of legal cover. They have destroyed the institutions designed to look out for our health and safety, the environment and our infrastructure. They led us into a  needless and useless war (and too many other citations for one blog entry!) while ignoring the real perpetrators and the underlying causes of a major crime against the people of the United States of America. They have taken hatchets to science, especially the science of women’s health, and called it morality. They have even gagged NASA for crying out loud. They have cheated, lied to, stolen from, tortured and spied on us for nearly 8 very long years. And I very much believe that McCain represents a continuation of that same behavior, however much he tries to run away from Bush.

I cannot stand the thought of watching our great nation let it happen again.

I passionately believe Obama represents a way forward, a way to right the ship of state and strive again for that ideal. You may very well disagree with many of his policies, but he is a man of integrity who has studied and cherished the Constitution on which this nation is based. I believe an Obama administration could very well put us back on the right track again.

If you feel the same way, too, please do all that you can to help. Donate. Volunteer. Register to vote.

If you are in a swing state, especially Ohio, especially if you are a Democrat in an urban or minority neighborhood, apply for an absentee ballot and MAKE SURE YOUR ADDRESS IS CORRECT! There are already fears of voter caging and other voting manipulations.

Comments are welcome but any with insults, threats, fear-mongering and other bad behavior will be immediately cut with malice aforethought.

Blessings,

Janice

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