The Carter Center in Georgia
Photo credit: The Georgia High Program
As the Presidential elections in the United States approach, it is
evident that our choices will also affect many who live elsewhere.
In Countries around the World, Politics are not nearly as safe as
they are here, with Global Candidates dying for the rights that
Americans take for granted while suffering little more discomfort
than the monotonous daily barrage of political advertising.
We in America have had the privilege, indeed the
guaranteed right, to choose our leaders for hundreds of years.
But are we the voters, really still who is choosing this nations next leaders?
Or are they now being chosen for us by clusters of powerful special interest
groups and lobbyists representing the drug, insurance and fuel industries,
whose long grasping fingers are wrapped tightly around many politicians.
The present race for the White House leaves this conclusion uncertain.
Sadly, if Abraham Lincoln were a candidate running today,
he would probably not be elected President.
He would more than likely have been considered a risky choice
as he was not especially attractive, nor Ivy League educated,
extremely wealthy, or willing to do nearly anything to get elected,
in direct opposition to most of the current group of candidates
participating in this political process known as Democracy.
As we listen and watch, thinking that because of the non stop,
global Press coverage of every single political detail,
we know exactly who these candidates pursuing
the position of President of the United States are,
we might ask just one more question of ourselves,
“Who might Abraham Lincoln endorse for President today?”
The following are a few mostly unbiased resources for Global Politics:
Overseeing elections in the Global Community since 1989
Televised Legislatures and their web sites
C-Span: Legislatures Around the World
The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
sponsors this online magazine dedicated to
Global Politics and Economics.
Advancing Global political and economic freedom
The Encyclopedia of the Earth
Global Politics and Institutions
A web log of online Global Politics
“Working for Democracy and making it work”
The National Democratic Institute
“Supporting freedom around the World”
The National Endowment for Democracy
Free thinking for the World
Dedicated to promoting Global
Democracy and Human Rights