Tuesday, November 02, 2004

we're being lied to

Here it is, election day. We Americans are going to decide who will be our president for the next four years (assuming we don't have an election fiasco like 2000). Most people I talk to have strong opinions for one candidate or the other based on the news stories and campaign rhetoric. If you go to www.factcheck.org you'll find that the candidates have been telling lies about each other. Big surprise? Not hardly. An honest politician is an oxymoron. I think you have to know which direction the parties are trying to move the country and vote accordingly. Mario Cuomo gave a speech at the 1984 Democratic National Convention that has stuck in my mind for twenty years. You can read the entire speech here. (If it asks you to download Windows Media Player you can click on cancel and still read the speech) So my advice is to have a look at factcheck.org and read Mr. Cuomo's speech, and then think about it.

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