A possible alternative for some who can't stomach voting for "Mcbama" -1 reply

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Professor Anthrax

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#1 10 years ago

Hi. I don't really care for McCain or Obama. I'm sick of the entire two-party monopoly system and think it's stranglehold on american elections needs to be broken before we'll ever get meaningful 'change' in this country. People can call it a "wasted vote" to vote third party if they wish. For me the only way I can waste my vote is to validate the demopublican incumbent party that has gotten us into any and all of the messes we are in. Personally I have libertarian/conservative leanings, so I plan to vote for Bob Barr, the Libertarian candidate for president. But I urge people to vote third party in general this year. If you have more socialist/big government leanings, then vote for nader. I just thought I'd share a video below from youtube, that I saw recently.

[COLOR=Red]The Time For Liberty[/COLOR]



Moose12

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#2 10 years ago

Just please no nader.




masked_marsoe VIP Member

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#3 10 years ago

A more practical option (though I do encourage voting for Nader/McKinney/Barr) is to get involved in the smaller campaigns.

A 3rd party Congressman or similar would have a big impact, and is a more achievable goal than a 3rd party President.

Remember also that parties really need ballot access, and the rules on ballot access in the US are absurd, so work on that also. Nader and McKinney are the only two candidates that actually care about ballot access.




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#4 10 years ago

If I were you, I would say republocrat instead of demopublican because it's a lot easier to say and rolls off the tongue more.




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#5 10 years ago

Our two party system has given American government stability and helped prevent political violence in the USA.

I suggest we keep it rather than get into the mess of having no majority party, with coalition building and that sort of thing.

Or worse yet have 5 different parties, each with racially different views of government, and their associated fanatics all thinking that their party is the one final hope for America.

Look at early 20th century Europe where you had many parties with fundamentally different views of government running amok: Communists, socialists, fascists, nazis, social democrats, liberals, etc all running around and sometimes rioting and staging coups.




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#6 10 years ago

I think voting for Nader is an excellent idea. ;)




Huffardo

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#7 10 years ago
'[WDWMegaraptor;4460610'] (...) Look at early 20th century Europe where you had many parties with fundamentally different views of government running amok: Communists, socialists, fascists, nazis, social democrats, liberals, etc all running around and sometimes rioting and staging coups.

In terms of the amount of choice for voters little has changed in Europe, e.g. in Finland we have eight (8) parties in the current parliament, but practically no political violence at all. The parties have with time become less radical, and extreme parties (communists and extreme nationalists) no longer get voted into parliament, it is a shame about the communists, but since they aren't able to join into one large enough communist party to have a chance of getting any votes there is nobody else to blame.

BTW, the Christian party here seems more concerned about having an equal society where every human being is important than criminalizing abortion. I still sure wouldn't vote for them, but I can't help wondering why some of you so called Christians are so much against helping your fellow man and so much for limiting freedom. :uhm:




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#8 10 years ago
Huffardo;4460877BTW, the Christian party here seems more concerned about having an equal society where every human being is important than criminalizing abortion. I still sure wouldn't vote for them, but I can't help wondering why some of you so called Christians are so much against helping your fellow man and so much for limiting freedom. :uhm:

I'm all for freedom, like the freedom to own guns or choose my own doctor and health insurance provider.




Von Mudra

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#9 10 years ago

I think its stupid to lump us conservatives all into being "christians." Hell, I'm a neo-pagan, so I'm about as far from christian as one can get. Many of us conservatives aren't christians guys, we just support the ideals of the political standpoint. I'm pro-abortion, pro- gay marriage, and such, but does that make me a democrat? No, it just makes me a libertarian, which is further right then the republican party....

The republican party here has always been about freedom of choice and freedom to do what you want. Its the christians section of the right that recently took over the party head and is turning it in a direction that many true republicans and conservatives do NOT want to see it go.




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#10 10 years ago
Von Mudra;4460889The republican party here has always been about freedom of choice and freedom to do what you want. Its the christians section of the right that recently took over the party head and is turning it in a direction that many true republicans and conservatives do NOT want to see it go.

I disagree, libertarians, economic conservatives and religious conservatives are all vital Republican base constituencies, and the coalition between the three of them is what has been behind the national success of the Republican Party in the last 14 years.

No one side "took over", they all need each other.