The Upcoming Iraq Vote

“When given half a chance, people will risk their lives to vote for freedom. They did it in El Salvador in 1984, in the midst of civil war and terrorism. They did it in Cambodia in 1993, under threat from the genocidal Khmer Rouge. They did it in Algeria in 1995, under constant terrorist threat. They did it in Afghanistan last year under the Taliban gun.

There, the story is told by our ambassador, the night before the election, a woman went through her religion’s death rituals. She expected to die trying to vote the next day and wanted to be prepared to meet her god — but she wasn’t going to miss the vote.

From a column by Tony Blankley. It gets bombastic in places, but is worth the read anyway.

Freedom is for everyone.

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About the author: Novelist, writing teacher, on a mission to reprint my out-of-print books and self-publish my new ones.