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"Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we've been waiting for. We are the change that we seek."
- Barack Obama


Disclaimer: I am very invested in politics, but I will not argue with people simply because of a difference of opinion. I am well aware that not everyone is voting for Obama come November; this drawing is not an attempt at alienating anyone. Please don't try to start a shit storm.

Also, hi all you non-Yankee watchers! Sorry to bother you, moving right along, tum dee dum...

NOTICE: This deviation has been receiving an odd amount of spam comments. They've all offered a way to make money fast, but DO NOT CLICK THE LINKS! I've flagged all of that as spam, but if you see one pop up, FLAG IT AND IGNORE IT. I wanted to give everyone a head's up. Thank you!
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fireheartsilverwind Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
I dunno, I think I would rather vote for Romney.

Love your art C: its so original!
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ParadigmFallen Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012  Professional Artist
I think this is the first time I've ever said this but:

Right on!
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FlawlessNobody Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Not trying to start an argument here...

As crappy as the Republican candidates are this year, I'd still vote for Romney over Obama. I'd rather live in a messed up democracy than a socialist country. I do believe America is the only democracy in the world at the moment, correct me if I'm wrong, and it should stay that way. People come here to be free and be able to make their own choices; if someone should say that the United States isn't turning into a socialist under President Obama... Read about ObamaCare and the First Lady's promise to get rid of King Sized candy bars. But on the bright side, if he does get reelected and if we do survive four more years of some jackwagon spending all of our country's funds, I'll be proud to be part my first election where he isn't on the ballot. :)

Your art is beautiful, by the way.
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1000th Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Well, America isn't the only democratic country, not by far. A simple google search reveals a long list of countries that have democratically elected officials. Here's one such result: [link] On top of that, the United States isn't a pure democracy, we're a Democratic Republic. A true democracy suggests that every single person weighs in on every single subject and has their voice heard--instead, we elect people to represent each section of the population, and they speak for us.

And I am well-read on the subject of health care reform, as it directly effects me. It directly effects everyone, which is why I find it stunning that so many people haven't even read the abridged documentation, let alone the actual drafting.

I understand that everyone has a different opinion about how big government should be. I just hope that when it comes time to cast your own vote, you've done research and checked your facts, so that you know what you're actually voting for. An uneducated vote is more damaging to the country than not voting at all.

And thank you. :)
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FlawlessNobody Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Thanks, I had a feeling that there were more democracies than just us. I think that the definition of a true democracy depends on the opinions of the people under the government, but the looser definition of a "democracy" that people learn in elementary school is "a government governed by the people." I remember learning in those wee years about how the values of this country were created to do exactly that, and that there really is no such thing as a true democracy, since most modern democracies stemmed from the United States. I could be wrong, because I am still in school, but this is the knowledge I currently go by.

I am also well-read on the subject of "health-care reform," and it directly affects my father's pay check as well. Heavily, in fact. I'm also currently learning to go into the medical field, and I'm aware that if ObamaCare is never repealed, the career I'd like to go into might as well be worthless my the time I even get into Medical School. I'm thoroughly aware of the basic principles of the documentation, whether they've been abridged or not.

I've done my research over and over. My family is one of the lucky few who works 12-hour days to maintain their easy lifestyle. It isn't that easy, either. Barack Obama's presidency is neither helping nor easing the effect the recession has had on us, and I don't expect it to get any better. Sadly, I currently have no say in the state of the government, so all I can do come November is hope that my prayers are heard by anyone who's listening.

You're welcome. :)
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1000th Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Well, most democracies stemmed from the philosophies of ancient Greece, including the US. And there is a solid definition of each government style, but yes, democracy is used in loose terms to describe a voting system where the people elect their own government officials.

The quotation marks are unnecessary. Whether you agree with it or not, it's still by definition health care reform. Calling it Obamacare or using quotations when typing it is petty. While I'm not sorry that medical fields are changing, I am sorry that a potential career is losing it's shine for you. That being said, there are better reasons to go into medicine than just money. People who go into it purely for profit tend to pervert the system even more.

Reaching voting age is very exciting. :] It's good to hear that young people are eager to vote, regardless of our difference in opinion. Best of luck.
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FlawlessNobody Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Yeah, most democracies stemmed from Greece; I was simply stating that most modern democracies have stemmed from America. Note that some of the smaller countries in places like Egypt have rebelled and tried to create a democracy much like America. We Americans are lucky that James Madison and everyone else who helped build the Constitution or (to a lesser extent) the Articles of Confederation looked to the Ancient Greeks for guidance on how to build their new government.

Yeah, it's a healthcare reform. It's also officially called ObamaCare. I'm calling it by its official name.

Regardless of what you think, I don't intend to go into medicine for money. In fact, I could care less about the money. Since I was little, I've always wanted to be a doctor, since the day I went to the vet with my mom and decided at 4 years old that I wanted to heal things, whether it be humans or animals. The reason I'm so upset about the financial gain of having an M.D. is because I someday want to start a family of my own, and I don't want them to have to live with difficulty; especially since I've been through so much in school, taking only AP classes and high-level maths and sciences so I can get into a good college and be able to support my parents in their old age, as well as my family.

I am excited; I can't wait to be a part of choosing our nation's leaders. Every little vote counts.
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