Sunday, July 09, 2006

Way to Go, Mexico!

Estimates put as many as 100,000 people in Mexico City, the nation's capital, yesterday to protest "chicanery" (AP) in the results of their presidential election which declared Felipe "free trade" Calderon a winner. Populist candidate Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador was onhand, and promised the crowd of the poor, and disenfranchised, of his country that he will not go quietly into that night, but will take his case to Mexico's Supreme Court, if necessary, and have the election declared "illegal." (WaPo)

Interesting, isn't it, how people in Mexico show up to contest their presidential elections while, in America, we just press the Snooze button. How many took to the streets of Washington, D.C. to speak out against election fraud in 2000, and whose side did the U.S. Supreme Court take? Is it plausible to condemn abortion and, at the same time, accept aborted elections?

We can learn a thing or two from our friends south of the border as we've already had not one, but two stolen elections and, unless we open our eyes, another just down the road.