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Are You Going To Vote
posted at October 26, 2012 11:34 PM EDT
First: October 13, 2012
Last: May 20, 2013
A lot of discussions are centered around President Obama and Gov. Willard Mitt Romney. Most are not really discussions, but more like picking and nagging at each others candidate. Millions are not voting at all. They feel that their vote won't make a difference, don't like the two candidates, or just feel it takes too much time and effort to do it. It is estimated that at least 90 Million people will not vote in this years election. Funny, how I never seem to find anyone that doesn't have an opinion on politics, whether it's good or bad. Logically, if everyone has an opinion, in a "free" country, voicing your opinion through your vote should be easy. Takes about 15 minutes, and you have made your statement. Don't like the candidates, and picking the lesser of two evils just doesn't seem to be your thing either? So you leave it to everyone else to choose for you. That's what has put us where we are today. Can you imagine what 90 million votes would do, going to a third party candidate? I'm Libertarian, and support Gov. Gary Johnson, but there are 3 more third party candidates and they all have some very interesting points of view on all the issues. Unlike Obama's spending and Romney's.... well, Romney is on both sides of every issue, so I don't know what he stands for. And, yes, you can see in posts I have made that I pick on Republicans for voting Romney. How can you vote for someone, and not know why? He doesn't stand on an issue very long before flipping, and he is so vague on details.... But that's not why I posted this.
I think you deserve the chance to hear all of the candidates and see what they are about. Don't settle for the same old spill, that we get every 4 years. Don't settle for the lesser of two evils. The lesser of two evils, especially this election year, is still down right evil. Do you really want 4 more years of what we have? Do you want to go back to the Bush policies and pick up where that left off? I don't find any of those scenarios to be beneficial to you, me or the country. And sadly, that is our future. Can this country and your pocket stand 4 more years of this? Do you really believe, in your heart, that the next 4 years are going to be better with either Obama or Romney in the white house? As long as we keep pretending that a savior is going to come from the big two parties, we can expect exactly what we have, right now, or worse. Do I believe that one of the third party candidates is going to completely change everything for the better and everyone will have a job, and nobody will go hungry and the wars will stop and the U.S. will be debit free. NO. That would be pretty naive. But I guarantee that the big two aren't going to change these things either. Until we give some new ideas a shot, we will never know what is possible, will we? One thing we do know is, the big two haven't done much over the past 12 - 20 years. You get a few good years here and there, then down hill again. Tighten up that belt, pinch that penny.
Check out http://www.isidewith.com
You answer a few questions and they will tell you which candidate thinks like you do.... including Obama and Romney.
You don't have to register or give any personal information. So simple.
Jill Stein, candidate for the Green Party:
Rocky Anderson, candidate of the Justice Party:
Virgil Goode, candidate of the Constitution Party:
Gov Gary Johnson of the Libertarian Party:
You should at least take a few minutes to explore these candidates. They are not your average bought and paid for candidates, like Obama and Romney. They don't have big corporations and banks pushing millions of dollars at them. They are supported by people like you and me. And they are out spoken on issues that Obama and Romney don't want to talk about. One thing they all agree on is term limits for congress. Our system will never change as long as our congress people are in charge, and they keep running for their position all the time. They make a career, out of running for their job. Not really working for the people, and that is why we never see change.
You may find that one or more of these candidates is thinking just like you. One thing they all have in common is, they understand that our two party system is literally destroying our country. Why not, just for the fun of it, waste your vote on one of these candidates. Nothing is ever going to change until we pull together and make it happen. And this election year, it doesn't matter if the Republicans win, or the Democrats win, you lose. Sad, but true. Obama's been on a spending spree, Mitt is ready to go on a spending spree, and guess what.... they are spending your money.... even your grand children's money. Are you happy giving them more and more of the money you work for? I'm not.
It's time to break the mold. Who knows, you may actually change the country. Wouldn't that be just terrible?
I voted early. I "wasted" my vote. I voted for the one I felt was most qualified, not the lesser of two evils. And I feel good about it.
My vote may not change the world. But it won't be because I didn't vote.
So if you are not planning to vote or you are undecided, think about the third party candidates. "Waste" your vote on one of them instead of not voting at all.
A wasted vote is one that is not cast. A wasted vote is one that is cast, for a candidate you don't believe in.
Re: Are You Going To Vote
posted at October 28, 2012 1:06 PM EDT
First: December 1, 2011
Last: May 7, 2013
Fantastic post! I have also already "wasted" my vote by voting NOT on the top two guys who imo are actually the same when it comes to policy (follow the money! it comes to both from banksters etc)--one just has more charisma...
but "party loyals" are conditioned to vote R or D no matter what
and some still go for "lesser of two evils" resigning themselves to have evil in the WH.
OWS protesters who vote for R or D have no right to protest imo