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Monday, July 17, 2006

Voters Return The Favor

Cross posted from CommonSenseAmerica

Now that the American people have watched our Senators shamelessly produce the largest slap-in-the-face legislation to ever haunt the halls of Congress, it appears American voters are returning the favor.

Boycotting the primaries, American citizens are warning our elected officials that it will take more than idle promises to regain our confidence. Effectively telling our politicians that we will support you and your future when you begin to support ours, USA Today reports:
Halfway through this year's primary season, voters are showing little interest in picking candidates for the Nov. 7 elections that will determine control of Congress and elect more than one-third of the nation's governors.

Twenty-five states held primaries through June 27. Sixteen of the 22 states that have certified figures or provided estimates to USA TODAY recorded voter turnout lower than 2002, the last national election that wasn't in a presidential year.

Some experts worry that a voter boycott of primaries could result in politics being dominated by single-issue special-interest groups.
This author touches on an important aspect but seems wary of naming the "single-issue" that may dominate the fall elections. We all know the hot button topic is illegal immigration and it will continue to be the issue throughout the fall elections.

Quoting Curtis Gans of American University's Center for the Study of the American Electorate the article continues:

Still, he's concerned the no-shows have devalued the importance of voting. "We essentially have gotten rid of the religion of civic duty," Gans says.
I agree with Mr. Gans that we are lacking "civic duty" in this nation, but the guilty party is not the American voter. As our elected officials pander to illegal immigrants, their activists, and foreign governments at the expense of the American taxpayer, they will continue to see their support diminish.

When the American people find a candidate who will stand for the future of America and her citizens, you will once again see Americans flocking to the polls.

**This was a production of The Coalition Against Illegal Immigration (CAII). If you would like to participate, please go to the above link to learn more. Afterwards, email the coalition and let me know at what level you would like to participate.**

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