Silence is Consent

If you don't speak up you accept what is happening. This site was born out of the mainstream media's inability to cover the news. I am just an American cititzen trying to spread the word in the era of FCC consolidation, post 9/11 Patriot Act hysteria, hackable voting machines and war without end. I rant and post news items I perceive to be relevant to our current situation.

All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent.
- Thomas Jefferson

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Wednesday, December 15, 2004
Picture This
Try to make a mental image of this situation:

Try and picture our country as it is right now except just a couple of things were different. Picture it about 16 months ago and the CEO of a company that makes voting machines says he is "committed to helping Ohio deliver its electoral votes.." for one of the candidates. That the company that "manufactures punch-card voting systems, and also wrote the computer program that tallied the punch-card votes cast in 41 Ohio counties last November.." is a donor to that candidate and his party. Then just picture these types of things happening in areas that were known to vote against that candidate. Next imagine that a Senator, who is a former voting machine company Chairman of the Board and in the same party as the aforementioned candidate, "did surprisingly well in an election where the votes were verified by the company he served as chairman and maintained a financial investment." The last thing to picture about all of this, of course, is to picture all this being done by Democrats and their supporters against Republicans. Also the Democratic candidate wins the election and picks up seats in both houses. What do you think would be happening in the "wing nut" media? Just close you eyes and picture Limbaugh, Hannity, O'Reilly, FOX News and all their brethren.

That is why for me there are major questions about this election. There is more than just the appearance of wrong doing. When those connected with voting machine companies are always donors or connected to one party shouldn't that be seen as a problem? When all the "irregularities" always go against the party that isn't supported or donated to, shouldn't that be cause for alarm? I guess my main point is that most people and especially our "free press" do not see this connection as a problem. They seem to believe that, well everyone else will steal and are corrupt but no one would ever steal my vote. So once again I pose the question, who do you trust to count your vote? A machine that is programmed by a company that donates to one party? Why should you have to "trust" anyone to count your vote? Why don't we have a completely transparent system so that everyone knows how themselves and everyone else voted? If we are the best democracy in the world we should have that?!



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