Saturday, September 25, 2004

Foreigners voting in US elections.

Jonathan Freedland argues in The Hindu (via the Guardian) that US policy now affects every citizen on the planet. So we should all have a say in who gets to the White House.
"... Anyone who doubts it need only look at the last four years. The war against Iraq, the introduction of the new doctrine of pre-emption, the direct challenge to multilateral institutions — chances are, not one of these world-changing developments would have happened under a President Al Gore. It is no exaggeration to say that the actions of a few hundred voters in Florida changed the world.

So perhaps it is time to make a modest proposal. If everyone in the world will be affected by this election, should not everyone in the world have a vote?..."
It doesn't sound all that illogical anymore.


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