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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 Even though my vote doesn't really count for presidential elections (the electoral college is a stupid, outdated antiquated system that needs to be done away with, seriously).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? =^-^=
Kira_Shadowkira_shadow on October 9th, 2008 07:27 pm (UTC)
A report showed that 11,000 gay couples tied the knot in California in the three months after gay marriage was legalised there in June. This surpassed the number of same-sex couples that have married in Massachusetts since May 2004, when that state legalised gay nuptials.
- The Economist

If that's not a sign, I don't know what is =3
Hi-chan (火ちゃん)hinoai on October 10th, 2008 01:36 am (UTC)
I hope so!! The question though, is if it will stay legal, since marriage was legalized before in CA and then repealed. But until it becomes a federal thing, it won't be possible for gay couples to get spousal visas and the like.
Kira_Shadowkira_shadow on October 10th, 2008 06:32 am (UTC)
really hope so...
the political situation in the US is rather messed up so... =/

I'm really...well, looking forward somewhat, to the end of the presidential election really...because then there'll actually be some real politics again on that side of the ocean... (and dude, does the financial market need it...)