Where do you want to live?

17 Oct

         Is it just me, or am I hearing a lot of people say things to the effect of “If (or when) Bush get’s re-elected, I’m moving to Canada (or Australia, or just somewhere else… ). Are you not happy with the voice given to you by our “democracy”? Something you don’t like happens and you leave??? What is that bullshit? Where exactly do you want to go?? Ok, so, this is the very first question, asked in the first presidential “debate”:

Do you believe you could do a better job than President Bush in preventing another 9/11-type terrorist attack on the United States?

         Regardless of whether or not you vote, or who you vote for, you should think about this. If the ideal person were running for president… what is their answer to this question? Assuming you think that the ideal answer wasn’t given by Kerry or Bush, what should they have said? Now, i’m not asking what should they have said to win the debate, or to win the election. That’s not the point. The point is, in your ideal world, what would the president-to-be say?
         Think about this people… there is not much point in deciding to vote or to have a say or to try and change the world if you don’t know what you want to change the world into. You can’t accurately describe a chair by telling someone what it isn’t. You can’t just make the world “better” by making it what it isn’t. What should the world be? So, answer the question, and later I shall do the same:

Do you believe you could do a better job than President Bush in preventing another 9/11-type terrorist attack on the United States?


4 Responses to “Where do you want to live?”

  1. chesire_smile October 17, 2004 at 12:02 am #

    I love you.

    • junorhane October 17, 2004 at 10:33 am #

      Wait… you’re saying that you’d want the candidate to reply with “I love you” to that question??? Weird.
      p.s. I love you.

      • chesire_smile October 17, 2004 at 10:44 am #

        Actually, yes, I think it would be cool if the candidate replyed with, “I love you.” Thats something Llewellyn would say, and he is my ideal candidate. *grin*

  2. s0starryeyed October 17, 2004 at 4:06 pm #

    i’ve actually looked into moving to canada, and not because my exboyfriend was a canadian. i would have seriously considered it if i had no friends, family, or a boyfriend. i’ve visited CA 3 times. there is a multitude of web sites offfereing advice to potential canadian immigrants that tout Canada as god’s gift to the united states, with many people’s testimonials saying how great the move was. but think about it. maybe their politics arn’t quite so dirty, their health care system is certainly more progressive, and maybe they’re less of a terget for terrorists. i also like how it doesn’t seem like they meddle in other nations’ affairs like the stereotypical mother-in-law (as opposed to the perception of the US by other nations).
    i do not believe i could do a better job than the current presidential incumbent or hopeful at preventing another terrorist attack.
    but i hope whoever is inaugurated can do not only a sufficient job but an excellent one. although if i were to vote i would vote kerry for his stance on a number of issues (mainly stem cell research), i believe the stonger man for terrorism is bush. not specifically him, but the people surrounding him.

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