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Last updated on July 2nd, 2017 at 01:17 pm

“If only we could vote for the next US president,” wishes the UK Telegraph’s Simon Heffer:

Many Britons will feel it would be rather nice to have a vote, too. Well, maybe not a whole vote: I would settle for one worth 50 per cent of those cast by American citizens.

After all, since we are a strategic colony of the US, it would be nice to have even a marginal say in how the empire chooses to dispose our goodwill and our blood and treasure. Such considerations were explicit in the founding of the US, and what’s sauce for the goose…

Whoa! This could lead to a 2008 version of Operation Clark County! Although, being of the right, any Heffer-driven campaign would presumably target Democrats; possibly with the same unanticipated negative results. He must be stopped. Although a similar Belgian campaign might again assist Republicans:

American presidential elections are not “home affairs.” American decisions have repercussions all over the globe. The American mortgage crisis affects banks in Europe. The insatiable American demand for oil makes the Arabian sheiks rich. The American refusal to care for the environment causes the North Pole ice to melt and coastal areas in Asia to flood. A weakened dollar and an immense budget deficit affect the global economy.

Hence, the world should be given the right to vote. Because the current situation is a blatant case of taxation without representation, against which the Americans rebelled in 1776.

More letters from Europe. Just what Ohio needs.

Posted by Tim B. on 01/06/2008 at 11:41 AM
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