Monday, July 19, 2004

Kerry Readies Legal Challenges To Election

NYTimes Article (in GuvWurld News Archive, links to original)

I suppose some may see this as a way to build confidence in the legitimacy of the upcoming election, or at least to fortify Kerry's chance at coming out ahead.  Really, though, would this be necessary if we had a reasonable BASIS for confidence in the legitimacy of elections? 
I'll answer my own question: this seems necessary because we inherently understand that we are routinely lied to and that there is NO BASIS for confidence in the legitimacy of US elections.  This is shown to us over and over again at every level and yet for the most part the country ambles on in denial.  We must take responsibility for not allowing ourselves to be lied to anymore.



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