Patience is Protest

The next week in Ohio will be interesting – potentially even violent. Not anti-Bush protests, but efforts to make Kerry’s demand that votes be counted look, instead, like a life and nation-threatening spoilage of an otherwise neat election.

Gore’s people couldnt’ quite handle the abuse, and weren’t willing to be partners in that destructive battle. But Kerry seems to understand that not allowing for votes to be counted will do more damage to this nation’s democracy than fighting.

I’d be less upset by the notion that I’m living in a nation of easily manipulated or even stupid people, than in a nation where the vote no longer matters. The remedy for the former is more education; the remedy for the latter is nothing short of revolution.

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