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Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Hope For A Change

I make no apologies for the fact that the next few days are going to be dominated by politics. Even though I'm not a US citizen, today's Presidential Election will affect not just the United States but the world at large, and today we're on the brink of history in so many ways.

Not just the potential (probable) election of the first black President in a country that was still segregated just 50 years ago. Not just the rumour of a record turnout, and a possible landslide victory even eclipsing the Reagan victory of 1984.

Americans today have the chance to change not just their Commander-in-Chief, but also to start to rebuild the perception of their country in the wider world. They can begin to rebuild the rights granted to them by the Constitution, shredded and scattered to the four winds by the worst President in history and his equally venal henchmen.

America has the chance to step away from war-mongering, from those who advocate the spread of democracy over the barrel of a gun, whose actions have made them guilty of a third Crusade against Islam.

By voting today, US Citizens can choose real change. Diplomacy instead of deadly force, conversation in place of cluster-bombs. The reinstatement of the rules of Law, of the Geneva Convention, of global accords against torture. Most importantly, the reinstatement of the Civil Liberties envisaged by the Founding Fathers and enshrined in your Constitution.

Your country has a chance to make a change that we in the UK may never have. I'm excited by it, and I hope that the change your country so desperately needs comes about. Starting tomorrow.

1 comment:

Hedgewytch said...

WOW! I never saw that before. Thanks for sharing. That's incredible.
I hope that many people saw your post even if they didn't comment ;o(