The other day, someone e-mailed me and said that I shouldn’t vote for Kerry just because I won’t vote for Bush. He went on to tell me that Bush deserved credit for keeping the USA safe, for keeping me safe.
I wrote back and told him I don’t agree. We have now lived under a rather constant cloud of fear since 2001. Three years. I don’t feel safe. Thanks to things like Homeland Security, I feel that we are all at risk of losing a lot of our civil liberties. I had no problems travelling overseas, but before I left, I was afraid that I would be under attack for being an American. I feel like every time we start to let our guard down, the government reminds us that we might be attacked. Terrorists. Terrorism. Global war on terror.
I’ve been thinking about it a lot for the past two days – politics, the upcoming election, all of my fears tied to it. Maybe that’s part of why I’ve been so quiet. It’s just really sad when you think about it.
I agree with TJ – the link below should be the latest Republican ad campaign. Because when you listen to them, it seems like this is all they can talk about. (You need Quicktime to watch it.)