October 25th, 2008 10:59 PM

Dear Friends,

The tidal wave of American history is approaching its denouement. On Tuesday, November 4th, America's direction will be decided by a percentage of its registered voters. The decision made by these adults will render the path of destiny engulfing our daily lives. It has been said by many, this election year is the most important in generations as the problems confronting this country are voluminous, thoroughly challenging and unprecedented in scope. The character of the American people will be divulged by its selection of the man consecrated to be at the helm of our Republic.

While the polls at this date are truly circumspect as to the outcome, the overwhelming consensus of independent, thoughtful and fair minded individuals believe in the sacrosanct esteem of the voting booth. Our 33rd President, Harry S. Truman mentioned 'The voting booth is the most valuable piece of real estate in the United States of America.' This is where our collective convictions begins its ascendency. A confessional of sorts, this 4 year ritual is the penultimate exercise in which to advance our sincere desires for a better future.

It has been 60 years since President Truman confused the pundits by winning the election over New York Governor Thomas E. Dewey. The Chicago Tribune went to the presses and declared Governor Dewey the winner in its rush to judgement. The hubris of journalism displayed by such an action in 1948 is reminiscent of a concerted approach devoted to the obfuscation and the withholding of salient details in the General Election of 2008. 

The censorship by the main street media in its extreme focus of favor of one candidate, issue or opinion has created damage to its integrity and to the inherent responsibility ordained in a democracy by usurping the independence of thought required and demanded by the American electorate in its efforts to make an enlightened and informed decision in choosing our government officials.

Moreover, the withholding of relevant facts, statistics and opinions in regards to the destruction of the US financial system by inept Congressional lawmakers due to the timing of an election year, is an affront to the basic tenets of responsible journalism. 

The US is under a cloud of financial ruin brought about by the incessant and disturbing incompetence, corruption and avarice displayed by members of Congress and those in our financial centers on Wall Street. The consequences are evident as the intrusion of government in our lives, has created a distrust in all institutions of authority. We no longer have confidence in our government, our financial institutions nor the media to volunteer credible unbiased information in order to solve our predicament. Many Americans have lost their homes, their savings and their jobs. The burdens and the challenges many of our citizens now confront, are enormous!

It is a sad testament of our times when we have to be reminded all too often that our past actions contribute to our present consequences. If you are a reader of our blog, you may have noticed our thoughts are similar to our former President. He once said, 'Most of the problems a President has to face have their roots in the past.'

President Truman also said, 'You can never get all the facts from just one newspaper, and unless you have all the facts, you cannot make proper judgements about what is going on.' His words ring true in regards to the financial meltdown and this election year.

The actions, motives and the preponderance of evidence in regards to the financial meltdown and its subsequent attempts at a solution, have been edited to the satisfaction and the predilections of journalists, to the detriment of the American public. Similar contrivances have been noted in reporting of the Presidential campaign. The newest image of the US media by many independents as a voice of fairness, has been rendered questionable at best.  

I chose President Truman for this blog to remind Americans there were men of character and substance devoted to the high ideals espoused by the Founding Fathers. As a role model for patriots, Harry gave his adversaries bouts of consternation. 'I didn't give them Hell. I just tell the truth about them and they think it's Hell.'

The Voting Booth

When you enter the Voting Booth, there will be a transformation, a direction, a conviction, an intuition which will direct your decisions. Vote your heart, your soul, your conscience as you stand in the most sacred real estate known in the US on November 4th.

From the Heavens, Harry will thank you!

Thanks Again

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Posted by Jesse Dorado on October 25th, 2008 10:59 PMPost a Comment

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