Monday, August 25, 2008

Election Day

Tuesday is election day for state judges in Miami. As I look through the information available about most of the candidates, I become more convinced that the federal appointment system is superior.




"The right of citizens of the United States to vote should not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex."

On August 26, 1920, 88 years ago today, the 19th Amendment to the United States Constitution became law.

Today, if we are lucky, three in ten will go to the polls and cast a vote. That, despite the fact that hundreds of thousands of American men and women have given their lives in the defense of freedom and so that you and I could go to the polls and vote.

In Australia, 95% of eligible voters cast a ballot. In Malta it's 94%, Austria 92%, Belgium 91%, Italy 90%, Luxembourg 90%, and eight more countries including Germany and the Czech Republic vote at levels of 85% or higher. But in the United States, we are proud when we get 56% to the polls for a presidential election.

If you do nothing else today, go to the polls and Vote.

Captain Out ...

Anonymous said...

Memo to Joe Biden:

If you are looking to connect with the working class, leave the French Cuffs in Delaware.

Anonymous said...

8:58 - you are obviously confusing french cuffs with Pirate cuffs...what is more working class than being a Buccaneer?

Anonymous said...

Every system is flawed - including the federal appointment system.

In order to consider the federal appointment system superior, some judges (primarily Judge Seitz), would be presiding over civil matters - not criminal.

Anonymous said...

I heard today that Biden is going to wear an eye patch and a puffy shirt for his speech. He will also order both Clintons to walk the plank.