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10 October 2008 @ 02:55 am
It's time to vote!! \^o^/  
I've gotten my voter's ballot in the mail!! ^^

I can't help but feel that the presidential election this time is one of the most important ever. While I'm not a big fan of Obama, I think that if McCain is elected, important rights will continue to be denied. With Obama, it's not a sure victory by any means, but at least it's more likely that, eventually, basic human rights will finally be instated. I'm talking about gay marriage (marriage in name AND reality, separate is not equal). And hopefully we will finally get free universal health care. And maybe no more stupid war? I don't know.. and honestly I'd rather be voting for someone who will stand up and outright say that they support the things that I want (instead of skirt the issues), but I hope deeply that McCain doesn't get elected. It would surely continue the downward spiral that we've been on as a country. T____T *cries* So I have to vote this year, even though it is a pain in the butt to do it from abroad. Even though my vote doesn't really count for presidential elections (the electoral college is a stupid, outdated antiquated system that needs to be done away with, seriously). Even though I really only am voting for the lesser of two evils just to keep the worst one out of office. Three times Presidents have gained office that did not receive the majority of the popular vote. Urgh. Well, I hope that my regional elections, in which my vote DOES count, will make some kind of difference. I will look over the measures that are up tomorrow and pick out everything.

Well, that was my one and only soapbox for the election season. I actually don't have a large interest in politics, and I don't make a huge effort to keep up, but I do try to pay attention to the things that matter to me. For the sake of Americans around the world, and people from other countries that tend to follow the US's example, please legalize gay marriage ♥ ban smoking ♥ relax immigration laws (or preferably get rid of borders entirely, this is better) ♥ stop maging war ♥ start teaching more in-depth courses of tolerance of other cultures in schools ♥ give us government-funded free health care ♥ free schooling ♥ more jobs ♥ and the list goes on. I want everyone under the world to get along and be friends and act as one world, not just one country.. is that too much to ask? =^-^=
Jubeijubeichan on October 9th, 2008 06:04 pm (UTC)
Candidates by the issues

~_~ Mine still hasn't come. Not that NY would have a problem with having Obama win I'd still like it to be here.

EDIT: editing to say I agree with you, I'm voting for the lesser of two evils but is very hard because I don't agree with a lot of things Obama wants to do but Palin is a heartbeat away from becoming president if McCain wins and I don't want to chance that.

Edited at 2008-10-09 06:05 pm (UTC)
ルリdemonruri on October 9th, 2008 11:53 pm (UTC)
Im not crazy about these new canidates at all, so its going to be hard this year ;\ maybe just like flip a coin.
Hi-chan (火ちゃん)hinoai on October 10th, 2008 01:44 am (UTC)
Oh, just please don't elect McCain. I'm scared for my rights!! ToT
ルリdemonruri on October 10th, 2008 01:56 am (UTC)
But how can you trust a guy who only plays on the word change x1000, its going to be hard. Jibjab has a funny animation about this years election http://www.jibjab.com/originals/time_for_some_campaignin
ルリdemonruri on October 10th, 2008 02:00 am (UTC)
Hi-chan (火ちゃん)hinoai on October 10th, 2008 02:09 am (UTC)
True, but McCain is going to say that gays can never get married... which means that I could never elect him, and that's all the reason I need.
ルリdemonruri on October 10th, 2008 02:15 am (UTC)
haha true
Hi-chan (火ちゃん)hinoai on October 10th, 2008 01:45 am (UTC)
Oh god, Sarah Palin as president sounds like a scary thing indeed. I really hope that people aren't going to try to get her into office. Just because she has a uterus and *gasp* SO DO I, that doesn't make her Hilary's replacement. ToT
Jubeijubeichan on October 10th, 2008 07:38 pm (UTC)
I suggest you watch the Saturday Night Live spoofs they've been having about the election. Tina Fey plays Palin so well <3

She's crazy conservative (Even more so than McCain) and not only will people go for her because she's a woman but Republicans who feel McCain isn't conservative enough feel she's the right one to be with him. Wants to make rape victims pay for their own rape kits! Shoot wolves from helicopters! Destroy Alaska's wildlife to get oil! Ugh.