Tuesday, October 31, 2006

WHY VOTE ?

There is one week until the 2006 elections. It is time for the citizens to do what needs to be done to save the republic, it is time to vote.
we have to remind the politicians that they work for us. We have to stand up and tell them that we will toss them out on their ear if they forsake their oath, and betray our trust.
In their oath the one and only thing they swear to defend is the Constitution. That’s not the musty old parchment in the cellar, nor is it some fairytale essay of utopian abstractions. It is the actual design and constitution of a fair and righteous government. It’s a great design, and the founding fathers thought it through very carefully. It still makes sense, because wisdom like that doesn’t wear out. Yet some of the current crop of leaders presume they know better. Treading upon the Constitution, they defend themselves and their money, their friends, and their power, all the while proclaiming they do so for us.
This is a non-partisan position. We believe that neither a “conservative” nor a “liberal” can be happy with the 109th congress, but we leave it to you to decide for yourself because that is exactly the point.
Parties, after all, come and go, but common sense, common decency, the golden rule, All men being created equal, such ideas - the ones we hold to be self evident - cut through the muck of politics. You don’t need a politician to explain them, and you don’t have to be a scholar to understand them because they are already written on your soul, whether you know it or not. That is what “self evident” means.
A Democrat can believe in the republic, and a Republican can believe in democracy but it is the scoundrels of any stripe that we deplore. We believe that Abraham Lincoln was right when he said, “You can fool all of the people some of the time, some of the people all the time, but you can’t fool all the people all the time.”
Let’s not get fooled again.

Monday, October 16, 2006

SubPow on frontpage on Newgrounds!

We are so proud to be showcased on the frontpage of Newgrounds, the popular Flash portal, and even more surprised at the response of young people under the age of 20-something.

I am excited that kids actually are thinking about American politics while playing our game. This was the point of the developer and I just didn't believe it would be so. I thought that political activists would get this political satire. But the political blogs have had little interest.

Whatever gets this political discourse started at ths crucial time in American government is important. In the age of misinformation, where comedy and games are seen as information I wonder about our future but we are pleased to be part of the conversation.