14 October 2008

Two Votes for the World

Kurt just got back from dropping off our early absentee ballots at the U.S. Embassy for shipment via diplomatic pouch. (We can vote only for presidential and congressional races since we live abroad, hence the Xs through the state and local contests.) Although we've grown increasingly cynical about the democratic process, we decided to vote for those who can't. Mexican writer Carlos Fuentes in a book entitled Contra Bush suggests that all peoples of the world should be allowed to vote for the U.S. President since his power, used wisely or not, touches everyone. The universal fallout from the financial Chernobyl ignited in the U.S. certainly makes a compelling argument to support this idea. 

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