Are you freaking kidding me?
Outside Observers to Monitor Elections
By ERICA WERNER, Associated Press Writer
WASHINGTON - The United States, accustomed to giving advice on democracy, is in the unfamiliar position of getting some from international election observers schooled in Tajikistan, Ethiopia and other emerging democracies.
What the hell is going on? Wait- I think I have the answer-
Former President Carter, for one, has said some U.S. voting systems don't meet international standards "even as many other nations are conducting elections that are internationally certified to be transparent, honest and fair."
That explains it. Jimmah Caahter, bastion of voting fairness himself, so freaking blind he couldn't find voting fraud in a recall vote for Chavez when over half of the country wanted to throw him out, now decides to circumvent our nations constitution by giving his blessing to international observers. Unbelievable.
Look folks, it's not that I have a problem with people observing our election procedures, and making sure that they are fair. But this needs to be done by AMERICANS. We DO NOT- I repeat- DO NOT NEED ETHIOPIA'S HELP. We are perfectly capable of maintaining our own standards of fairness and accuracy. And since the world has already stated they want Kerry elected, they need to stay out of our elections. They are not trying to get involved because of a non-partisan interest, they want to see Kerry get elected. This is unacceptable.
The reason the congress and our politicians have rejected the request to join the International Criminal Court is based on our constitution- Article III of the U.S. Constitution stipulates in Section 1 that "The judicial Power of the United States, shall be vested in one supreme Court, and in such inferior Courts as the Congress may from time to time ordain and establish". That means no foreign court or institution shall take legal precendent over our Supreme Court and US Law thereof.
I am not saying that allowing foreigners to observe our election will automatically violate this precedent, but what happens if they say it is unfair? Are we to then take the election before the UN and have it independently verified?
In short, what the hell does Jimmy think he's doing?