Friday, October 24, 2008
Is your civic responsibility done?
Dear Fellow Americans:
Have you voted yet? It is important you do because America is at a significant point in its history. Credit-based excesses at every level have brought the country to a strange condition, not fit for a nation that, until very recently, was the very epitomy of strength in the world. (If you understand Kannada, you can read my blog post in Kannada on America's credit excesses; as I wrote that post, I also added the America's national debt counter on this blog's sidebar). As a matter of fact, a large part of the immigration into this country in the past several decades is attributable to such strength.
Recent events have brought out all kinds of sentiments, including some humorous ones such as this one titled Britain is repossessing the U.S.A. And, on a more serious note, an article by Fareed Zakaria makes The Case for Barack Obama. I also found a book that compares the voting records of Obama and McCain, shown at left. I suspect it is interesting, but I have not read it.
Anyhow, I have already decided on how I would vote. Have you?