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Public Corruption in Chester County, PA

I believe an unlikely mix of alleged drug trafficking related politicos and alleged white nationalist related politicos united to elect the infamous “Bloc of Four” in the abysmal voter turnout election of 2005. During their four year term the drug business was good again and white nationalists used Coatesville as an example on white supremacist websites like “Stormfront”. Strong community organization and support from law enforcement, in particular Chester County District Attorney Joseph W. Carroll has begun to turn our community around. The Chester County drug trafficking that I believe centers on Coatesville continues and I believe we still have public officials in place that profit from the drug sales. But the people here are amazing and continue to work against the odds to make Coatesville a good place to live.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

The blood of 18 people in Tucson is on the hands of people who don’t bother with voting.

Issues dear to GOP ideology:
 On unemployment the Republicans blame the “lazy unemployed”
 Taxes, for everyone but the wealthy
 Pollution equals profits for wealthy
 Ponzi/fraud banks are good for the wealthy
 Social Security and Medicare must go, the wealthy don’t need them and GOP employers are forced to pay half of SS taxes
 On health care insurance companies come first not people with medical needs.
 American industry, send it to the companies of the wealthy in China.
 The cash from the wealthy that pours into GOP coffers makes supporting issues dear to the wealthy a comfortable choice for Republican politicians.
 The issues dear to the Republicans are abhorrent to most people.

But in spite of their extremely unpopular positions, Republicans can win elections by calling out their “base” to overwhelm the polling places. What drives the Republican “base” is hate of government, hate of gays, and hate of brown skinned people. And love of guns to kill people in all of those groups.

The Republicans are not going to give up hate. Hate is how they win elections.

The fires of hate have been stoked by the Republicans for decades. There are 90 guns for every 100 Americans. In my view there is much more anti-government hate and violence to come. Any change in the growth of anti-government hate and violence has to come from people who vote.

People who vote, there is the real problem.

The hate speech of the Republican Party is extremely effective at swaying people who actually turn out to vote.  Only about ½ of the people who could vote are even registered to vote. Voter turnout of registered voters in the USA is usually abysmal.

If 100% of our citizens would bother to register to vote and take an hour out of their day twice a year to vote; the Republican Party would bear no resemblance to the right wing extremist dominated party that it now is. The Republicans would have to embrace the overwhelming numbers of Americans who want a peaceful society, total access to good health care, good education and to be able to hope for a good future for their children. 

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