Tuesday, November 07, 2006

In honor of the election that's taking place all across this great land of the United States I thought I would use Churchill's famous quote:

"Indeed, it has been said that democracy is the worst form of government except all those other forms that have been tried from time to time."

Instead I decided to use a quote from a Victorian PM Benjamin Disraeli (actually Queen Victoria's favorite, I'm partial to Bobby Peal cuz he was the one who basically invented police officers and I even like Bill Gladstone better than old Ben, but who's to argue with the Emperess of India and Queen of the United Kingdoms).

Anyways, Benjamin Disraeli said:

"In a progressive country change is constant;…change…is inevitable."

I usually vote a system rather than for individuals.

Maybe it's irresponsible of me not to thouroughly research all of the candidates, but that's the risk we take living in a democratic society: the ignorant and stupid get a say.

Anyway, my system this time was Vote Green, Greek and vote out all incumbents. I try not to vote for anybody that's unapposed either.

Why green you ask. Our gubernatorial race has a democrat I have no respect for, a republican that has shady connections to an administration that has folks that are actually doing time for their parts. I don't want any part of that. So I went green. It ain't easy, but I did it.


Major John said...

Hey pal, try quoting some American's next election, huh?

I wrote in people when I saw unopposed - which, in my miserable county was all too many times...

Inner Prop said...

I was wondering if anybody would notice. I only realized it when I was about to post and then I figured what the heck.

BTW what invalidates your ballot? For instance, if you write in "Micky Mouse" (not that I would) will they throw the whole thing out or keep the parts that are valid and ignore the goofy (pun only partially intended) parts?

Nice to have you back, how're the shoulders?