October 28, 2004

Can It Get Worse?

Jack, from Random Fate links to two appalling cases of voter hate.

One democrat thinks the way to make political points is to aim his car at Katherine Harris, His pathetic defense? He wasn't trying to run her down he was only trying to frighten her! A good.

One Bush supporter threatens hsi pregnant girlfriend with a knife because of her determination to leave him and cast her vote in favor of Kerry. Police officers responding to the call found him holding a knife to her throat. I fervently hope that the Marines reject his application. This is not the sort of human being one wants defending the populace of the United States.

The popular vote shows a closely divided United States; come the morning of November third approximately half of the country will wake with their fellow the loser. I cannot believe that the overwhelming anger that has been exhibited by both sides, the disparagement of the two parties, the despisement of the other will simply dissipate come that morning; that this atmosphere of abhorrence will evaporate into the sky like dew on a warm morning. One group will wake up in the morning feeling disenfranchised; exactly who are these people who will feel tis way? They are doctors and patients, teachers and students, architects and homeowners, taxicab drivers and riders, mail carriers and grandma Betsy whose greatest joy is the picture her two year old scribbled in honor of thanksgiving. In short; they are everyone; those we depend on and those who will depend on us. They are the people we love and admire, our fellow workers our friends and neighbors. A heart "no hard feelings now" and "I'm everyone's president" will not affect a cure. Now is the time to start repairing the damage that has already been done. Now is the time to affirm that it is not personal; that strong disagreement is not equivalent to demonization; that the country is made of diverse opinons, and it is a requirement of a sane society to fight, and fight vigorously, against ideas when we find them abhorrent or ill considered, but to resort to violence against people in words or action only when left with no other choice.
(note: Jack, I tried to ping your site as well, but I get an error message. I will of course try again later. Apologies.)

Posted by Rachel Ann at October 28, 2004 08:30 AM

Nicely said.

Posted by: Suzanne at October 28, 2004 03:09 PM

Thank you! I hope you followed the link back; Jack has a lot of interesting things to say as well. He's also asking if you agree to blog about the issue as well.

Posted by: Rachel Ann at October 28, 2004 06:02 PM

I find it terrible that we can't all live with our own beliefs and still get along. I saw a sign the other day that said "What is the best way to bring on the apocolypse...VOTE BUSH" I would have to wonder if it wouldn't bring it on either way the election goes, as scary as this election has been!

Posted by: Angie at October 29, 2004 03:40 PM

Well here goes......

100,000 civilians have died in the Iraq war

100,000 civilians have died in the Iraq war. By my calculations, that is more than thirty three times the number of people who died on September 11, 2001. The report suggests most have died from airstrikes by coalition forces. Death by violence is now the leading cause of death in Iraq. Half the population of Iraq is under sixteen.

Note carefully. None of these people, half of whom were children, are "liberated." They have not been given "democracy." They are simply dead, their destinies altered forever by death raining from the sky.

This is not of God. If anyone thinks this was a moral war,please read the Just War doctrine with that 100,000 figure in mind, and ask yourself if you can support the war, and if the people who decided to wage it it can lay any claim whatsoever to the label "Christianity."

I ask you to pray that those who idolatrously worship Mars, the god of war, lose their influence on our hearts, and pray above all that the people of Iraq may soon be spared of their ongoing suffering.

This is a hard pill for me to swollow. I have made a complete reversal of all I have believed in as far as this war is concerned.


Posted by: Lane at October 31, 2004 02:01 AM

Rest assured he will not join the Marine Corps.

Posted by: jstevenson at November 1, 2004 05:33 PM
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