Saturday, September 17, 2005

today we vote

The man pulled the crumpled note out of his pocket. Sir Edmund stared back.


“Sorry,” smiled the ballot officer, and pointed to the ballot box.

The man searched his pockets and grabbed a US dollar coin.

“In God we trust” he tried. “For God we fight,” the bearded bystander, destroyer of twin towers, growled back.

“Give what belongs to God to God, and to Ceaser to Ceaser” he replied tossing his coin, glancing again at the ballot officer.

She smiled again. “That’s dictatorship. This is democracy. Two ticks please.” And pointed at the ballot box.

(A contemporary re:write of Matthew 17:27. It first appeared on my old blog, 3 years ago, at the last election. I still like it.)

Posted by steve at 02:09 PM

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