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Tennessee 2006 Election

Well folks, across the country, Election day is just around the corner. I’m amazed that Tennessee is as progressive as they seem to be in their effort to give everyone a chance to vote. Early Voting has been available for anyone and everyone to go to a number of locations throughout the city and cast their ballot for the two weeks leading up to election day, including Saturdays. Considering how un-democratic our Presidential elections have been, with one day, a work day, not an official holiday, most polls closing after business hours, on top of all the terrible fraud and deception you hear about across the country.
So, my hat goes off to Tennessee who I think our doing an excellent job of making this a truely democratic election.

I don’t want to write too much here, I’m hoping to encourage some discussion in the comments about the election and who folks are planning on voting for and why. I’ll give some material to start us off…

  1. I’m torn between voting for Ford and Lugo. Ford is your standard politician and I honestly think he won’t bring about much change from the status quo. Yet, the possiblity that he might have a chance of getting elected and actually set a precedent or new standard for African Americans in the Senate from southern states seems worthwhile.
    Chris Lugo, seems like the ideal candidate for me. I know him, he’s down to earth. He has an agenda of fighting for peace, promoting many great causes, and challenging the status quo of politicians. I have to believe in the world I want it to become and so I’m definitly leaning towards voting for Lugo. Some will say I’m throwing my vote away, but I believe you have to start somewhere.

  2. I’m disgusted that the Marriage Amendment thing even made it on the ballot. I’ll say it loud and clear, all you Christians who have been promoting and advocating for this amendment, you sadden me. I’m really ashamed to be affiliated with you. I don’t understand what you see as Christian about pushing your moral agenda on other people. The government can never be the means by which we promote or relugate our religious beliefs. You talk about Freedom in this country and yet you advocate it only for those who think and believe like you. That’s not freedom at all. Vote NO on 1.

Any thoughts on my thoughts?

Chris Lugo for State Senator

Chris Lugo
I figure any guy with dreadlocks seems like a good canidate for state senator in my book. The truth is I met Chris at a Peace Coalition meeting at NPJC back in the fall. I feel like his platform is worth a look and I’d suggest you check out what he has to say:

I am a resident of East Nashville and have been living in Tennessee for ten years. I am 36 years old and have been working in the community as a peace activist for ten years, with the Nashville Peace Coalition, Nashville Peace and Justice Center and Middle Tennessee Green Party.

I have put together this web site to tell you why I think I should be your next Senator and why you should vote for peace.

The war in Iraq is entering its third year with no end in sight. We have lost many thousands of people to this war and our international reputation and our ethical and moral standing in the world have been severely compromised. I believe it is time to end this immoral, unethical and illegal war.

Read more at his website.