Saturday, October 18, 2008

Our Fundamental Right to Vote

This week, Bill Moyers Journal interviewed Mark Crispin Miller, a media studies scholar at New York University.

Miller is the author a new work, Loser Take All: Election Fraud and the Subversion of Democracy, 2000-2008 (on order at TUFL).

His book examines voter fraud and vote suppression and offers a "twelve-step program for saving democracy."

At the close of the interview, Miller stated rather forcefully,
We're talking here about a fundamental right, no, about the fundamental right. This is the right on which all our other rights depend, as Tom Paine said. Nothing is more important than this right. This is the right for which millions of our forebears have shed their blood, have died.
This is what keeps us free. Only this. If we lose the right to pick our representatives and to get rid of the government when we don't like it anymore, if we don't have that right, if we don't have that power, we're as good as slaves.
If recent media reports have you worried, check out the "Election Protection Voting Checklist" or contact the Champaign County Clerk's office (217-384-3720) with your questions.

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