Last minute thoughts, key races, and a day that could possibly change the world...or at least U.S. foreign relations. I have a few last minute comments before we each set out to vote today--
First and foremost I must make my final push for Sen. Bert Marley. All over Idaho the Marley/Frasure race is being closely watched. "The Marley, Frasure race is highlighted all over the state. You've got two proven war horses with proven track records. Both of them have won repeatedly, and they're tough" (Kent Kunz-Bannock County Republican Party Chair). Both are strong politicians-- but Marley is clearly the better choice. Serving on JFAC, Marley has continued to battle for ISU funding. He has strong values and understands the ethics that should not be lost in the political process. It's frustrating that the area most influenced by Marley doesn't have the chance to vote for him. ISU lies in District 30, Marley is running in District 29...Nonetheless he is the strong choice for state senate.
For my lovely English 102 class, Dr. Walter assigned "The Declaration of
Independence" for reading homework. Honestly, I rolled my eyes, but her timing couldn't have been more perfect. As I sat reading it last night and the night before (both the original draft and the final copy) I came across some interesting statements:
"He has dissolved Representative Houses repeatedly, for opposing with
manly firmness his invasions on the rights of people."
"He has erected a multitude of New Offices and sent hither swarms of officers to harass our people, and eat out their substance."
"He has combined with others to subject us to jurisdiction foreign to our
constitution, and unacknowledged by our laws."
Funny how the words once used to establish reason for revolution and independence resemble the actions of our current president and his policies. (The second statement made me think of the Dept. of Homeland Security) "A Prince, whose character is thus marked by every act which may define a Tyrant, is unfit to be the ruler of a free people."
Enough said. It wasn't Fahrenheit 9/11, Swiftboat Veterans for Truth, or The 9/11 Commission Report that changed my mind...it was The Declaration of Independence. Go figure. That's the power of English 102!
Get out and vote.