Brave Voters – Voting Can Be Dangerous

Brave Voters – Voting Can Be Dangerous

Far away from the shores of American soil are hundreds of millions of people who desire the suffrage that is the right of every citizen of the United States 18 years of age and above. Though many of us who migrate to America come to enjoy the greater freedom and opportunities this nation offers, at the backs of many of our minds is the prize of suffrage, being able to one day exercise the right to vote someone into or out of office. It’s a great feeling either way. And when that day finally comes, and we take the oath as new Americans, we begin to perch like birds of prey, just lurking for the next round of local or national elections.

Some so-called democracies around the world exist mostly in name. That’s because many barriers to the ballot box make it impractical for their citizens to actually vote. I’m not relating some kind of abstract thought here. I used to live in one such democracy, where voting was a daring and dangerous thing to do.

Here are some of the ballot barriers that some of used to face. A large number of the citizens cannot read or write. Lack of roads or bad road conditions make it hard for people to travel to polling places. Minimal means of communication (radio and television) left most of the population in the dark about the politics that affected their lives. The stark division between “civilized” (city) people and “country” people all but leave the “country” (the majority of the population) out of the national discussion.

Even for those literate enough and interested enough to vote, it often takes courage to go vote on elections day. there may be partisan gangs (often soldiers and police officers) who intimate voters. Sometimes people are beaten or even killed. As if that were not more than enough, the party in charge or the party that controls the guns always has one last trick in the hat: rig the vote, burn ballot boxes, or simply ignore the results of the elections and claim victory or cling on to power. Or the

Indiana ? One of the very best tourist state in the United States

Indiana ? One of the very best tourist state in the United States

Indiana as we all know is one of the states of the total 50 states in the United States. This state is ranked 38 in terms of land area and is ranked 15 in terms of population and 16 in terms of population density. Hoosiers is what Indian Residents are known as.

The capital city of Indiana is Indianapolis. History says that Abraham Lincoln when he was 7 years of age, moved to stay in Indiana living most of his youth days in Spencer County along with his parents Thomas and Nancy Lincoln.

Today, Indiana is an ideal place for tourists and those who wish to spend summer vacation as there are plenty of options available for travelers. The place is famous for camping & hiking, wildlife, amusement parks, sporting events, museums etc.

Even during World War II, USAAF (United States Army Air Force) organized airfields in this city wherein they were able to train pilots & other crew members to help them fight mid air including bombing.

Indiana is also famous for its first of its kind E-bike which has got similar features of a bicycle and is known as Light Electric Vehicles (LEV’s) which provides a cleaner, safer & an enjoyable future. The E-Bike is best suited for morning travels and weekend trails.

Indiana is also famous for its state emblems. These emblems are Limestone (State stone), Cardinal (state bird), Tulip tree (State Tree), Peony (State Flower), Wabash River (State River). A very unusual incident happened in 1972. Peruvian Mr. Lowell Elliot found $ 500,000 on his farm. He felt it was a god’s gift from heaven. It was true but the money was dropped from the sky by a skyjacker who had stolen it. He was eventually caught by the authorities and Mr. Elliot returned the money back to the authorities.

The first Gold Fish farm in the whole of the United States was successfully opened in the year 1899 in Martinsville, Indiana. Indiana has elected Vice Presidents 5 times. They were Schuyler