Friday, December 16, 2005

~ vote! ~

I heard on the radio that a typical American turnout for a presidential election rarely exceeds 50%... and this most recent Iraqi effort at nationbuilding brought in over 70% of the registered voters. Excuse me while I'm just impressed as I can be. And... several of the slackers in my office here in Winter Haven showed up today with index fingers soaked in symbolic blue ink. Is it possible that these Iraquis can teach us blase Americanos some lessons in the power of freedom in people's lives?