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 1AuthenticFellow
Joined: 7/27/2008
Msg: 47
I'm thinking of not voting this time aroundPage 5 of 5    (1, 2, 3, 4, 5)
if you don't vote than you have no right to disscuss politics.
this is your right in a democratic society....
speak your case.....GOVERNMENTS SHOULD FEAR THE PEOPLE,
 1AuthenticFellow
Joined: 7/27/2008
Msg: 49
I'm thinking of not voting this time around
Posted: 8/21/2008 6:07:13 AM
V for vendetta is a movie??... I bet you probably believe that famous saying " with great power comes great responsibility", is from spider man,
it was actually Gorge Washington, you need to read some books bro..lol


When the people fear their government, there is tyranny; when the government fears the people, there is liberty - Thomas Jefferson,

2 great US Presidents
 1AuthenticFellow
Joined: 7/27/2008
Msg: 51
I'm thinking of not voting this time around
Posted: 8/21/2008 12:43:25 PM
true enough man...lol
 Seas_the_Day
Joined: 7/20/2008
Msg: 52
I'm thinking of not voting this time around
Posted: 8/21/2008 5:09:18 PM
OP, this is the first time I've felt like not voting for a Presidential candidate as well.. it's to the point where I dont' care anymore it shouldn't be that way..maybe things will change before November.
 dragonpat
Joined: 9/29/2006
Msg: 65
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I'm thinking of not voting this time around
Posted: 8/22/2008 7:02:45 PM
in a comprimise with evil, only evil wins. Therefore to choose the lesser of two evils is still to choose evil and by default evil wins.
 exodusi1
Joined: 8/19/2006
Msg: 66
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I'm thinking of not voting this time around
Posted: 8/22/2008 7:07:12 PM
Obama is far from evil. . . . That stereotype wsa born by radicals who have nothing better to do than create spread lies in chain emails.

 cncgandolf
Joined: 7/29/2007
Msg: 69
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I'm thinking of not voting this time around
Posted: 8/22/2008 8:05:19 PM
"Consider what would happen if all those folks that feel there's little use to voting (usually over half your population feel the futility of it), and even just half of the rest of the chicken lueys that already know they're picking an evil suddenly grow a set and stand by their moral convictions and vote for a guy like say, this time Nader"

Why pick just on Nader? (Sorry, I've not liked the guy since the early 1970's and long before politics) There are so many "third" (fourth, fifth, sixth, seventh) parties to choose from.

If this country would like to replace one or both of the Democrat or Republican parties they need to get the "third" parties to all find a common ground of change that people can believe in. Tally up the ones that don't want to be either of the "current" 2 and the total of all those voting all the various third parties and you will have a challenging group.

We have had a new party come into existence in this country which ending up replacing the prior third party. We can do it again - but not from being fragmented.

Give me a choice other than Nader. Shudder.
 exodusi1
Joined: 8/19/2006
Msg: 73
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I'm thinking of not voting this time around
Posted: 8/25/2008 12:18:37 PM
Hopefully your friend's case is far better than things were under Jeb!



http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Florida_Central_Voter_File

James Lee's testimony
On 17 April, 2001, James Lee testified, before the McKinney panel, that the state had given DBT the directive to add to the purge list people who matched at least 90% of a last name. DBT objected, knowing that this would produce a huge number of false positives (non-felons).[citation needed]

Lee went on saying that the state then ordered DBT to shift to an even lower threshold of 80% match, allowing also names to be reversed (thus a person named Thomas Clarence could be taken to be the same as Clarence Thomas). Besides this, middle initials were skipped, Jr. and Sr. suffixes dropped, and some nicknames and aliases were added to puff up the list.

"DBT told state officials", testified Lee, "that the rules for creating the [purge] list would mean a significant number of people who were not deceased, not registered in more than one county, or not a felon, would be included on the list. DBT made suggestions to reduce the numbers of eligible voters included on the list". According to Lee, to this suggestion the state told the company, "Forget about it".

"The people who worked on this (for DBT) are very adamant... they told them what would happen", said Lee. "The state expected the county supervisors to be the failsafe." Lee said his company will never again get involved in cleansing voting rolls. "We are not confident any of the methods used today can guarantee legal voters will not be wrongfully denied the right to vote", Lee told a group of Atlanta-area black lawmakers in March 2001. [1]


 oddandy
Joined: 3/5/2008
Msg: 75
I'm thinking of not voting this time around
Posted: 8/25/2008 4:21:12 PM
The concept of America I love, this federal government I hate them. And I hate them because they are the height of wickedness. No matter who wins you will wake up the next day and still be living under the draconian " patriot act ". Until someone is will to abolish that, they can count me out.


Amen, brother. Amen.

What absolutely KILLS me is that so many good people actually support the evil.
 oddandy
Joined: 3/5/2008
Msg: 82
I'm thinking of not voting this time around
Posted: 8/26/2008 10:21:49 AM
Maneuver: Do you have a sister?
 Green Sangha
Joined: 3/12/2008
Msg: 85
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I'm thinking of not voting this time around
Posted: 8/26/2008 12:04:51 PM
I can't urge people enough: please vote. It is your right and a privilege for which other people have died. It is not good enough to sit and whine about what wasn't fair in the primary. We have two clearly different choices and so much is at stake in our country that for those who love America, we must all have our voices heard. We cannot continue on the path W. has set us on and which McCain will certainly continue, in my opinion, so I urge you to vote for Obama, even if it is a bit distasteful. Anyone who refuses to vote should be ashamed of your lack of commitment to our democratic republic. Democracy is a two way street that requires participation. There is no excuse for not voting.
 HalftimeDad
Joined: 5/29/2005
Msg: 86
I'm thinking of not voting this time around
Posted: 8/26/2008 1:10:45 PM
Lets take a strict, free market approach to voting:

This election will not be determined by a single vote. So your vote won't decide anything. So if you truly believe in laissez faire capitalism, your time will be better spent doing anything else.

All those who believe in supply side capitalism should vote with your feet and not show up. Otherwise you risk participating in a socialistic exercise where all get together and sacrifice their time for the common good.
 dragonpat
Joined: 9/29/2006
Msg: 89
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I'm thinking of not voting this time around
Posted: 8/26/2008 5:25:51 PM
After reading the posts in this forum and in many others i have come to a few conclusions. First off, anyone who would vote for candidate X just to keep Y from being in power is also adding to the frustrations of those who are like the OP. THey dont see any change, cause there isnt any. Each person should vote. Vote for who they think will do the best job in the office in question. If you have not found a person who is running for office that is the best for the job, in your opinion, write in one. No, write ins dont count in any sense. Most states wont even count the number of write ins. But at least you are exercising your vote and not choosing the lessor of two evils or being an anti-vote. At least that is how i see it.
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