They hate us, they love us, but they want us to comply with "Yankee go home," and leave them alone. Yet they crave our cash, our military protection, our cash, our leadership, our cash, our culture, oh, and our cash. Now they want to vote in our elections, too. To that end, a Brussels newspaper called De Standaard has issued the call for liberal Europeans to vote in our elections. And, WHY does Evita Neefs of De Standaard think she should be allowed to vote in our elections? Is it because we have such a great system, one she is dying to be a part of? No, it's because she wants a chance to vote into office candidates that will restrict the U.S. on the international scene, that's why. In other words, she wants the right to vote so that she might use that privilege to materially cripple U.S. interests. Well, at least she has the same goal as our own Democrat Party!
Liberal Europeans Demand Right to Vote in U.S. Elections
American presidential elections are not “home affairs.” American decisions have repercussions all over the globe. The American mortgage crisis affects banks in Europe. The insatiable American demand for oil makes the Arabian sheiks rich. The American refusal to care for the environment causes the North Pole ice to melt and coastal areas in Asia to flood. A weakened dollar and an immense budget deficit affect the global economy.
Hence, the world should be given the right to vote. Because the current situation is a blatant case of taxation without representation, against which the Americans rebelled in 1776. But of course the world will not be allowed to vote. The best we can hope for is that the Americans choose a leader who is deeply aware of the U.S.’s responsibility, as a superpower, for the rest of mankind.
The international community was able to limit America’s hegemony somewhat through organisations for international consultation, agreements and the corresponding judicial apparatus. But that system is in crisis, partly through the actions of the current American president.
We are so eeeevil, aren't we? But, what is the chief complaint here? None but the same Bush Derangement Syndrome that Miss Neefs learned from her liked minded compatriots at the New York Times and CNN! (and I repeat...)
But that system is in crisis, partly through the actions of the current American president.
So, a Vladimir Putin who is turning Russia back into the U.S.S.R. -- no problem. The past French president, Jacques Chirac, and his sinister pal ex German Chancellor, Gerhard Schroeder, both of whom used their offices to enrich themselves and their terrorist friends in Iran -- ppffft. Perhaps we have no need to become involved in the next Pakistani election -- nukes in Islamist's hands? Booooring. So, move along, nothing to see here. It's America that is the eeeevil one, we must remember!
But, wait. Maybe this might not be so bad?
Alright. Let's take this insane little thought to its ultimate, logically "democratic" extent. Should she get her way, it would be just good sense that we Americans should reciprocally be allowed to vote for our choice of candidates in Europe, too. After all, fair's fair!
That being the case. We would have a chance to install the death penalty all across Europe. We would strengthen gun rights for every benighted, enslaved European in the EU. We would certainly get rid of all their permissive drug laws and we would also make sure their homosexual population lost all the absurd gains in civil unions and government recognition that they have won over the last 20 years. We would also make sure that every European has a giant SUV to drive down their ancient, crumbling streets.
And we could also ship over enough Mexicans so that their lawn care troubles would be over forever (I got that from one of Jay Leno's striking writers.... and I didn't pay scale, either).
I should also point out that we have far, far more voters in the U.S. than does Brussels or any other single European nation for the most part. So, WE would have the statistical edge to make Europe into a carbon copy of the great and wondrous U.S. of A.!
There. That all sounds pretty fair, eh?
On the other hand, let's just tell them to pound sand. It's easier and by far the more correct decision.