I don’t often get political here. I’m not a ranter or a raver when it comes to politics, I’m not foaming at the mouth with disgust for our current reigning political party, although I did not vote for that man.
But I have to say I don’t like the direction he’s taken the country. I don’t like the shoving of the far right Christian values down the throats of the American people. What happened to seperation of Church and State? I don’t like that he’s gotten the U.S. into an unwinable war. I do like that Saddam is no longer in power, but I feel like G.W. was duped himself and turned around and duped the Americans. I think he’s a sponge just soaking up the bad advice he gets from his advisors. I don’t feel he’s a bad man, I feel he’s an easily led man. I don’t think he’s very smart at all.
I don’t like that the oil companies are getting away with what they’re getting away with. California has hit four bucks a gallon for gasoline. We have refineries up the road a couple of hundred miles. Iowa has gas prices under two dollars and fifty cents and gas has to be transported to Iowa, which is most definitely more than a couple of hundred miles from the nearest refinery. I saw on one local station yesterday that in January, the refineries were getting a profit of forty cents a gallon. In May, it’s a dollar. That’s profit. Multiply that by the millions of gallons sold. Who’s getting screwed?
Having an oilman in charge of the country is like having the fox guard the henhouse. Brian said before G.W. was president, he read an article in a market newspaper. It said that by the end of G.W.‘w term, gas prices would be nearing the three dollar mark. They would raise unchecked because he is who he is and his buddies are who they are.
And you know who’s to blame for this entire mess? The non voters. The people who were too lazy or apathetic to get out there and put out the vote. The people could have stopped this before it began but they didn’t care enough to take a stand. The people who didn’t think one vote would matter. Well, you get millions of people thinking the same thing and before you know it, the fanatics have taken over.
If you didn’t vote, the high gas prices, the war in Iraq, the declining economy, they’re all your fault because you let it happen.
I always vote. It’s my duty as an American citizen to vote. And if you’re an American citizen, it’s your duty, too. Do your job. If you aren’t registered to vote, do it today. If you don’t vote, you lose the right to complain. So register. Vote. Make a difference.