Since Fenway reminded me, (2 or 3 posts ago) -- that some people have NEVER accepted the outcome of the federal election in 2000 ----- YES, there are many MILLION who will never accept the Election of 2000. It was a "rigged" election, plain and simple. Al Gore WON the ballot count when it was legally administered, & when it was studied at great length after the election had been decided by Supreme Court opinion. But it was Geo "W" Bush who was declared POTUS, & moved into the White House.
Why is that IMPORTANT? So we should NEVER FORGET?
A "democracy" is a nation "of the people, by the people, & for the people" --- meaning that the govt should be RULED by We the People, and in order to do that, we have to ELECT our LEADERS in a free and open election, (not a rigged sham put on by a brother Governor & a "paid off" Supreme Court). Obviously, Jeb Bush being the brother of George Bush JR, had a severe "conflict of interest", so he should not have been allowed to "govern over" the electoral process in the State of Florida that year. It violated all ethics.
Besides his dear brother presiding over the "ballot count" in that election, Geo Bush also had a "cousin" who was at one of the Florida News outlets, & this cousin declared Bush the winner, even though it was False.
All the US news outlets just "believed it" and ran with the story, without verification. SOMEBODY should have had the sense to ADMIT that a horrible Mistake was made, & "retracted" that announcement. To this day, I don't know WHY they just went along with the Big Sham, instead of setting the record straight. BUT WE DO KNOW why Jeb Bush and his cousin would have GREAT REASON to let the Fraud continue. A close family member of theirs would have the great honor (& power & money & prestige) of becoming PRESIDENT. And not only that, but the GOP would have another chance to takeover our govt, to place power in the hands of the corporations, and the Military Industrial War Machine, and the Oil Companies.
Just THINK: If Al Gore would have become the next President, -- #43 -- we would have far less oil spills, more solar energy & wind turbine power. We may Never have gone into the IRAQ WAR, & thus saved over $3 trillion dollars wasted on a useless stupid war, & then saved the lives of over 4,000 of our soldiers, and saved 40,000 mortal injuries to other soldiers. DUE TO THIS MASSIVE DEBT (for a useless War) OUR ECONOMY has been going Bankrupt for 11 years. So we now have many US citizens Homeless and Jobless, and failing banks, & GOP trying to take away Social Security & Medicare (because they stole the money used for the ignorant War out of the Social Security Funds, & REFUSE to put the money back in).
So WE the PEOPLE should just FORGET the Election of 2000? We should forget that "rigging" a federal election in a Democracy is -- TREASON? It totally violates the entire U.S. Constitution, in all aspects.
Maybe if Bush would have turned out to be a halfway "good" President, that increased the well-being of all our citizens, and our national economy prospered, & our reputation was intact as a protector of World Peace and all Humanity -- maybe the Fraud & Sham would not be as egregious. BUT since BUSH was not only a LIAR and CROOK, who despises democracy so much, that he would violate all its principles, and dishonor the Founders & their Constitution. BUT he got us into Corrupt Lying WARS of nothing but attempts to exploit the Oil Wells of Iraq, Kuwait, & other Middle East countries. Finally, bombing a country that never threatened us, or attacked us, (pre-eminent strike in Iraq) is a WAR CRIME. & numerous other things Bush did, were horrible things that permanently damaged our nation's reputation & prestige, and ultimately has diminished our Power. OUR ECONOMY NEVER RECOVERED. We are still enmeshed in idiotic Wars, & our people are suffering more than ever. But YOU think, we should "just forget about it"? NO WAY, Never.