How we vote
by Robert G Parent
Below is a quote from a yahoo group I'm apart. It was just a quote posted on the forum. It got me thinking about politics and how people vote. People in this country tend to vote on emotion and not looking at the facts of what all the candidates values are. We can know what kind of president, senator, governor, or any other elected official is by looking back on their history. What did they vote on? What mistakes they made (we all make them)? Did they learn from their mistakes? We in this country need to start voting differently. We need to ask questions like these. All politicians promise us the world. They play on our emotions. And we continue to be chained to this cycle until we decide to vote differently. Do something different then we've done in the past. It's time that more people in this country take the responsibility to make this country an even better place for all. we take our freedom for granted and give our power away to the flavor of the day. We (all of us) must decide where we want to go, where we want our country to move to and honor our founding fathers for the dream, the light in a darken world that they made possible 200 years ago. This time is ours. Will we be lead by our emotions or something higher?
"A bill he has sponsored in the U.S. Senate, the so-called Global Poverty Act
(S. 2433), would raise the amount of American tax dollars allocated to United Nationsâ€™ redistribution efforts to $845 billion.
Thatâ€™s $2,500 from every American taxpayer, when many in our country already are struggling to make ends meet.
And if you think taxes and energy costs are high now, wait until Obamaâ€™s global energy and production taxes are made law by the Nancy Pelosi/Harry Reid-run Democrat Congress.
Is this what Pelosi meant when she said, â€œIâ€™m trying to save the planet! Iâ€™m trying to save the planet!â€?
Senator Obama and the Democrats donâ€™t seem to understand that American prosperity is a result of the hard work of American citizens in a free market economy. And that the American people already are the most generous in the world when it comes to global aid.
Help us show Barack Obama that Americans donâ€™t need foreign approval to lead their lives as they see fit, and that he ought to remember that he is running for president of the United States, not the United Nations."