• Purple People Vote Iran Focus

    As the main stream media's focus drifts away from Iran, the internet has become the predominant source for news out of Iran. As this is still an active story, PurplePeopleVote.com will be focusing on events and news stories coming out of Iran. This is a major news story, as well as historic event. We hope that individuals will press media outlets to cover these events, and not let the stories of those who are peacefully fighting for their freedom be forgotten just because information is becoming more difficult to gather.

    Purple People are those of us who are neither Republican Red nor Democrat Blue; we find ourselves in between. The internet often represents those on the far left or the far right; this site is for those of us in the middle, or looking for a centrist's perspective.

    Since there are a variety of non-conformists that consider themselves Independents, here's a clarification. The point of view of this blog is basically Realist/Libertarian light...

    -Pro Small Government, bureaucracies tend to be wasteful and inefficient.

    -Government should not be the morality police.

    -Less waste, lower taxes. Taxes are okay if spent wisely. Roads and schools need funding. Be smart with my money and I won't complain.

    -Government shouldn't babysit adults. Help kids and assist people who have serious problems, but stop trying to protect everyone from themselves.

    -Foreign policy should be conducted by people with brains and experience. Think, don't be reckless and don't be politically motivated. Remember that the U.S. is not the only country in the world.

    -Tone down the rhetoric and remember your manners. Play nicely and don't belittle people who disagree with you.

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Concern Grows for Those Detained In Iran #IranElection

As mentioned in the previous post  the Radio Free Europe article What Will Happen To Those Arrested In Iran? I Can Tell You relates how badly one man was treated when arrested ten years ago. Current accounts of prisoner treatment are starting to come out of Iran, as concern for those detained grows.
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News and Headlines Out of Iran #IranElection

Large scale arrests of protesters, reporters, and even British emassaries has raised serious concerns about the treatment of those detained. The lack of cause for detention is also troubling.

Cleric Participates in Iran’s Demonstration #IranElection

Unfortunately, I do not have a date for this video, but reportedly it is from a more recent protest (post June 20) as the demonstrators march to a mosque. More evidence of the participation of a cleric is significant.