Was the family informed? Was a permission slip issued and signed? Did the American in question get to vote for his choice rather than the choice of the brownshirt Obamabot escorting him to the polling station?
Will the Tanning Bed Media give a shit about this?
Many times people, understandably frustrated by the hijacking of the democratic process going on before our very eyes and fearful of the consequences thereof, ask me “but what to DO?”
I’ll tell you a little story: Thee quarters of a century ago an Austrian populist had figured out a way to game the democratic process of a Central European nation. Using empty slogans, intimidation and fraud, he managed to get himself elected and, moreover, managed to get himself elected with sufficient votes to take over power altogether. All very democratic, all very much within what the system, not having planned for the possibility that somebody like him and his followers would show up, allowed.
His message to the people who got him elected? Hope for a better future for themselves and a profound Change of the way things were done in the capital. Nobody ever stopped him because, after all, it was the Will of the People™ and, even though some rules were bent in the process, overall it was just, you know, free and democratic.
Once elected, once given the imprimatur of having achieved power through democratic means, he abolished those means because he wasn’t about to allow somebody else to unseat him in the same fashion.
12 years later, millions were dead and a continent lay in ruins.
All because nobody dared question his rise to power. He was, after all, democratically elected.
It is an oft-used intellectual exercise to ask your students “if you had a time machine and you could go back to the point before that Austrian was elected, knowing what we all know now, what would you do?”
What to do?
I believe you have your answer.