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post #1 of (permalink) Old 11-07-2000, 01:55 PM Thread Starter
 
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Election Day

I just wanted to remind everyone of the change the polls made this year.
Starting this year the Polls have decided to have alternating days for voters.
The lay-out is:
Tuesday Nov 7, 2000 the Polls will only be open to Republican (Democrats, don't even bother)
Wednesday Nov 8, 2000 Democrats, it's your turn. the Polls will only be open to Democrats (sorry if you missed it yesterday Republicans)
I hope this is good information for all of you out there.
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The problem is both Democrats and Republicans suck. Can you really trust two party that were once one? I'm talking about the Democratic Republicans.

It's a shame that the American public has let the political process be reduced to a spectator sport. What do I mean by that? Hey, I'm for the Yankees and your for the Braves. It's a take a side, like a baseball, football or soccer game. How confusing would baseball be if there were 6 teams on the field at the same time?

It's a shame that so many people blindly pull levers based solely on party lines. Truth is each gives it's followers a little, but royaly screws everybody over in the long run.

When Americans begin to accept the notion that it is NOT an US vs. THEM situation and that there should be as many parties as there are ideals in this nation, then and only then will this be a land of democracy. We started this nation with a dozen viable political parties, now we have one that pretends it is two.

If you want real change and to protect each persons right to do what they want (hunt, shoot, 4-wheel, ect.) and not hurt others, then follow my lead...and vote LIBERTARIAN!

But if nothing less, VOTE!!!


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That gave me chills. You are the Man!!! I would have to agree, Harry Brown would be the best bet for president. unfortunately in this presidential race we already know that it's going to either Bush or Gore, and since my vote counts, voting for the lesser of 2 evils appears to be the only option. The only reason I'm voting republican is to keep Gore out of office, my fear is the citizens like you and I who would like to see a Libertarian in office and voted that way, our votes would be the deciding factor that puts Gore in office. I just don't know if that is a risk worth taking at this time. I DON'T WANT MY LAND TAKEN AWAY FROM ME!!!
God I hope this doesn't spark a political debate... UGH!!
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Tim,
I totally agree with ya, the Republicrat or Demolican political system has gone to crap. Might as well be called socialisism or communisam for that matter. People should learn to vote their conscience and not what the media sells to them. Unfornatatley alot of the American people don't vote and if they do they blindly pull levers, which I think is worse then not voting at all.
People should get off their fat lazy couch potato asses and do some real research on the canidates and decide for themselves who to vote for, and not for who the media tells them to vote for.
Maybe their should be a "Presidential committee" made up of a few different representative from all the different parties instead of one President and a VP from one party.
But it all comes down to who votes on election day.

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I was going to be voting for Bush -- the lesser of two evils -- but then I realized that if everybody who wants to see real change thought the same way, there would never be any hope for more than just 2 candidates. As a result, it would always be a choice between the lesser of two evils, instead of a choice for who would truly be best for the Presidency.

I don't think many people will disagree with the statement that our government is too big and bloated. If the other parties had been allowed into the televised debates, more people would realize that there are more, and BETTER, choices for the presidency. The Libertarians want as small a government as possible. And yes, that includes various governing agencies who are constantly locking the public out of public land, trying to take our guns away, taking so much of our hard-earned money in taxes, etc.

I was going to vote for Bush just to keep Gore out of office, but at the last minute I changed my mind and voted for Browne because otherwise, I would be going against my ideals. I know he won't win, but if more and more people vote for the underdogs, eventually others will see that there's more than just two choices. I'm proud of my decision too.

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for me this comes down to a numbers issue. like zukiman I live in California. California holds 54 of the electoral college votes, more than any other state in the union. If Gore wins the majority of Californian's votes by just 1, all 54 electoral votes go to Gore. The decision of who is next in office is based on the electoral votes not the popular vote. right now Gore is leading in California, most likely if Gore gets California he will be our next president. I don't like this option, it puts people between a rock and a hard place. I don't like Bush or Gore and the only stance Browne has that I disagree with is his stance on non-military intervention. I would love to have Browne in office, but more than anything I DON'T WANT GORE. What do I do... use my vote on someone I know is not going to win and therefore not make a difference in this election or use my vote towards Bush in an attempt to keep Gore out of office. It's a crapshoot!! I don't like it anymore than anyone!!!
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but you have to remember that is what got us bill clinton. i can say that i am one of the ross perot voters, i was sick and tired of the status quo. so i ended up loosing a bunch of gun rights, losing a bunch of land rights and if al gore gets in i will loose a whole lot more. i am voting for george bush, i live in texas and he has not pissed me off once. which is pretty high praise in my book. hell he let us take our helmets off, to some that doesn't mean much, to me it is freedom. i watched that get shot down with the democrats numerous times. i no he side stepped it to get it to pass but it was giving back some personal freedom. the democrats want to remove most of the rights that the founding fathers left for us. i just ask you to research it a little better, before you vote libertarian. by the way i am a true libertarian. i just wish we could start it up at a grass roots level. the biggest problem we have is people that are life long republicans or democrats. they just stay ingnorant to what is really going on in this country. they just pull a lever or mark a ballot straight. i will get off my soap box later mike.

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I started this off with a Joke and look where we ended up.
Mike,
I'm not sure where you are going with your statement. Are you saying that voting for the lesser of 2 evils and making your mark is the way to go (or the way you would go)? That is what I'm getting out of you comment. Would you clarify this for me please, because if that is what you are saying, I think you are making a very good point to back my case as to why I will be voting for Bush tonight.
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you and i must have started our posts at the same time. you must type better. i am saying don't wast your vote at the last minute. if you don't vote for bush you are voting for gore. i would love to see a viable canidate from the libertarian party but now is not the time to start, it needed to be done 1 year ago. i think that ross could have done it if he did not drop out. if he pulled it off it would have been a hell of a show.

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Whew... Thanks for the backup Mike!! In my opinion, which I seem to be expressing a lot today, this is the worst election ever. It comes down to a bad situation all the way around. Just my opinion... again [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/smile.gif[/img]

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