Why we fear Bush

This post was written by marc on September 5, 2004
Posted Under: Letters to the Editor

Letter to the Editor

People wonder why some of us are so dead set against a second Bush term. I can sum it up in a few sentences. When we look back at what happened in the last four years and seen America decline – we wonder if it’s even repairable now. We fear that with four more years of Bush – there won’t be anything left of this country. We feel that if Bush is reselected – that America as we know it will be gone. This country is in serious danger and if we don’t turn it around – democracy as we have know it will be gone and all that will be left is war, debt, poverty, and lies. And that’s not the kind of future that we can live with. That’s why we oppose Bush.

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“all that will be left is war, debt, poverty, and lies. And that’s not the kind of future that we can live with.”

Its the kind of past and present we have lived with and will continue to have to live with until the end of time; conflict with others and lying by the powers that be is inevitable, regardless of if Bush remains or not.

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Written By Shadow Hawk on September 5th, 2004 @ 10:29 pm

Shadow Hawk you are wrong. There are degrees. Fact is things weren’t near as bad with our last LEGITIMITE president.

#2 
Written By Mr. Spock on September 5th, 2004 @ 11:16 pm

I said it before on another post- it was deleted- but I will say it again. If every country were a true democracy, there would be no war. War is a means of necessity right? War has happened historically when one country has become powerful and wanted to exert its force another, this decision has never happened under a democratic form of government.

The theory is that, under a democracy, the people choose whether or not to go to war. Furthermore, since most people would have to fight the war, they would not vote for war unless it was in self-defense. Thus, if every country were a democracy no one would actively vote to go to war. This has been presented by numerous individuals that have been associated with modern day democratic theory.

When george bush betrayed his people’s vote, saying that war was a necessity, he took a pre-emptive strategy. The powers of war were given as a last resort for a supposedly imminent threat. This in itself is a contradiction to what a democratic form of government is. This happened in two other wars, that had very similar results. Again, because we did not have any support more than our nation’s own.

This is why I say we must get rid of gw, if we elect a new president, it will send a minor signal to the rest of the World saying that we want their help getting out of this mess. Until then, we will continue to go it alone and in “war, debt, poverty, and lies.”

#3 
Written By M. Wills on September 6th, 2004 @ 12:29 am

I (a Dutch guy) can’t stand it that at least half of the US seems to consist of idiot morons (this would be the 50% of Bush-supporters I’m referring to).

I can only imagine how bad some of you US guys must feel, since you’re actually LIVING in said country.

And how about the idea that an overwhelming majority would actually be supporting Kerry if he’d be in the White House for about a year. That’s just a thorn in the brain of a sane man.

#4 
Written By JayRenegade on September 6th, 2004 @ 2:47 am

Id love to live in Holland..tell us of this great land you speak of Jay..:)

#5 
Written By Chris on September 6th, 2004 @ 7:12 am

Lol, thought you guys might enjoy this, it was posted on electoral-vote.com the other day, and I have been checking it out everyday since. The numbers of people who have participated in it, have been growing daily. My favorite is Europe’s demographic. Check out the individual votes for the top three there…

http://www.us-election.org/wv-results.php

#6 
Written By M. Wills on September 6th, 2004 @ 8:08 am

BUSH THINKS EVERYONE IS AS STUPID AS HE IS

A viable democracy is predicated upon an informed electorate of skeptical independent thinkers. However, it is not surprising that a nation of obese junk food aficionados prefers political pabulum to incisive intellectual investigation.

Many regard G.W. Bush as a “strong leader.” Comparison with “strong” Presidents (Washington, Lincoln, TR, FDR, Truman, JFK, and Reagan) shows that a majority served in the military, many in combat, and none went AWOL; war was a last resort and won with skillful restraint, and sensitive intelligence; each embraced and advanced science; none prostituted religion or a tragedy like 9/11 for political gain; war time Presidents enjoyed a robust economy of American made goods; none had a national convention highlighted by lies and hateful negativity, or led a juggernaut of political poison; none required apologists to untangle irrational phrases; none was pictured wearing an unearned military ribbon; none tolerated public mocking of the Purple Heart, and none permitted an aide to compare Americans to a 10 year old child.

Mr. Bush is clearly a droll, simple minded soul lacking vision and insight. A loose cannon, he led us into Bloody Iraq; and he spends your money like a crazed liberal. Worse yet, he insults the public by by whoppers such as blaming job losses on ““junk”” lawsuits. Joke-in-the-Box Cheney had an attack of brain paralysis saying a vote for Kerry will invite terrorism. Bush-Cheney did not protect us on 9/11. They are not protecting us or serving us well now.

“It is this simplicity that makes the uneducated more effective than the educated when addressing popular audiences.” Aristotle (Rhetoric;II:22)

#7 
Written By Patriot on September 8th, 2004 @ 3:23 pm

[quote]Id love to live in Holland..tell us of this great land you speak of Jay..:)[/quote]

I’m sorry. You must have misunderstood me.

I was venting rage, not trying to come off as superior.

#8 
Written By JayRenegade on September 9th, 2004 @ 7:39 am

Chris, you can live in Holland. As easy as it is to get in this country, one would have to imagine that it is not all that hard to “sneak out”.

Wills forget who the rest of the world wants to be your president. This is our election not theirs. The rest of the world does not have a great track record when it comes to electing leaders. Saddam had 100% of the votes casted in the last election.

#9 
Written By tomocius on September 11th, 2004 @ 7:04 pm

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