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"Give me the songs of a nation...
...and I care not who makes its laws."

Who said this? (Or any of the half-dozen variations of it?)

That's my take on all this political whining. Just get off your patootie and make a difference in society and culture, and it won't matter who wins.

I've had more than enough political squabbling for one day. Or a month, maybe. Let me just say for the record that I think it ridiculous that people whine about how "democracy doesn't work" just because their guy, the RIGHT guy, the guy who SHOULDA won, etc., didn't win. This is what democracy is about. There is no right, there is only a winner.

I'm ambivalent. On one hand I'm thrilled Bush is back, but only because he'll get a shot at appointing a Supreme Court Justice and making some strides in getting something done about abortion, which I believe to be intrinsically immoral, along with murder and stealing from 7-Eleven. On the other hand, I know that he isn't the brightest crayon in the box and has screwed up royally in other areas. (But as I've tried to explain to many an individual, it doesn't really matter in the end, because to me a legacy of 40 million babies far outweighs any number of unjust military incursions.) But oh God, help us, he is a moron. (Oh please please pretty please don't start an abortion debate. Yes yes I'm an ignorant intolerant fundamentalist right-wing nutball who hates women and you are a very educated and open-minded person with logic and morals far beyond my feeble grasp.)

Anyway, I'm not even American. For all practical purposes, Bush is probably better for my economic situation, since Kerry would probably trash our FTA with the US, thereby thwarting my plans to abandon my own country in pursuit of the American Dream.

I love what Cameron Strang wrote about it all in Relevant:

Over the last 20 years, the religious right has tried to legislate Christianity back into American society. Do I want a nation that stands for godly values? Of course. But do I want to deflect that responsibility onto our elected officials and rely on them to enact change in society? No. That's the Church's responsibility. That's our responsibility.

I wish I could get my religion out of my politics. It would make things so tidy. But I can't. It's who I am. To be honest, I would've been just as relieved if Kerry had won (see reasons above.) And on a certain level I am disappointed.

But in the end:

Micah 6:8
He has showed you, O man, what is good.
And what does the LORD require of you?
To act justly and to love mercy
and to walk humbly with your God.

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Re: Let's remember one thing...

Hey dude. Atomic Death Chimp of Doom won this one fair and square by both popular and electoral vote. There were no chads and whatnots this time. Majority of USAovians want the Death Chip of Doom in office for the next 4 years and no matter how many times you cry foul that's the way it is. Democracy sucks, but it's the best we have.

Undefeated and still champion, George 'Atomic Death Chimp of Doom' Walker Buuuuuuuuuuush!!!!

And Joy here is right. There is no right or wrong, only the winner.

Now, why don't you go and thank merciful Allah that he isn't your president and that you actually live in country which doesn't have a chimp for president (or as in my case Harry Potter as prime minister), mmmmkaaaay?

Danger is my middle name

Re: Let's remember one thing...

Perhaps you didn't listen...

It WILL NOT BE "fair and square" EVER AGAIN, when you have cheated for once!

It is NOT "fair and square", when you have had four UNDESERVED years to mislead, imdimitate, bribe, manipulate, etc. the voters. That is an IMPOSSIBLE CONCEPT!

Majority of USAns were simply too afraid to stand against the Tyranny. That does not mean that the Tyranny becomes the Rightful Rule, or the the Tyranny deserves to win. It will be at least 4 years until USA can have a rightful ruler again. That is yet another tragig outcome of this election.

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