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1. It looks like a lot of us Demo’s I didn’t bother to go out and vote.

When I voted last year, I voted for change, and I believe we could have had the change we wanted, but the Democrat party proved to be a bunch of delicate pussy willow pieces of tissue paper.

I will never again waste my time by voting, because I found that it really didn’t matter. One would think the Republicans were the ones who won last year. They played tough and dirty, and the Demo’s just sat back and took it all.

I still love President Obama, but I will never again vote for anyone.

2. Yeah, I’m a Catholic, but I must say it’s becoming harder and harder to swallow the hypocrisy of the Catholic Church, and all churches for that matter.

The church donated something like half a million dollars to fight against gay marriages. My question is if they are so against same sex marriages, why did they keep it hush, hush when many priests were found to be sex offenders? And why did the church pay millions upon million on lawyer’s fees to defend these priests?

And what about hypocrites like Jimmy Baker, and that odious man, Jimmy Swaggart, who was caught not once, but twice with prostitutes. I looked for the youtube video where he says something to the effect that if a man touches him, he will kill him, but he has deleted it.

Why throw stones at gays who want to marry, when so many traditional marriages are a farce, filled with adulterous affairs!

What a wonderful world this world would be if only people would live, and let live!


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sweeny_todd
Nov. 4th, 2009 10:00 pm (UTC)
I believe in voting. I mean, we have compulsary voting, and I am all for it. Having to vote doesn't mean that it has to count. You can donkey vote no worries, but at least it is (to a greater extent) the choice of the people.

I believe if you don't vote when you have that option, you don't really have the right to complain about what happens at the other end (this is kinda my life philosophy. You can complain about it if you try to do something about it :-)


prader
Nov. 4th, 2009 10:40 pm (UTC)
The problem with this approach for people like myself- Let's say for a second the write in option isn't available (and thank God it is) my choices would be to vote for a group that generally agrees (essentially) it is okay to steal from everyone for the ostensible benefit of the very wealthy, and another who agrees it is okay to steal from everyone for the ostensible benefit of the very poor. Who do I vote for if I am under the belief that stealing is wrong, period?

A vote for either is an encouragement, and at least tacit approval of, the system.
sweeny_todd
Nov. 4th, 2009 11:12 pm (UTC)
What is the write in option? It that a postal vote?

That is pretty much where our too major parties stand, but we have minor parties and independants. In Australian politics we pretty much only have room for one minor party - for many years it was the Democrats, now it is more the Greens. Minor parties do not tend to get voted into the house of reps, but into the Senate (House of Review) where they generally hold the balance of power, so can make a difference.

We have a preferential voting system, so you number eveyone on the ballot paper, the lowest person gets knocked out and their votes distributed to the your second person, until someone has 50% of the vote. So I believe in voting for the perons/party of my choice and then put the best of a bad bunch major party.

I am not very up on US voting.. but you do have other parties! I remember Nader ran for presendent, so that must mean you have a third party, at least?
prader
Nov. 5th, 2009 12:42 am (UTC)
What is the write in option? It that a postal vote?

It means you can 'write in' any candidate of your choice on the ballot. For instance, in the last presidential election my choices were Obama or McCain.

Choices?

So I wrote in either Thomas Jefferson or Ron Paul. Not sure which.

Yes we do have other parties, I'd say the Libertarians are probably the third largest after Socialism light and Socialism heavy. But they're rendered inert by petty squabbling between even smaller factions like the Minarchists and the An-Caps.

Our entire political system needs to be junked.
playgirl
Nov. 4th, 2009 10:55 pm (UTC)
a bunch of wet noodles...
One can’t help but become disillusioned when the party we voted for, turns out to be a bunch of wet noodles. The Democrats had it made, thanks to all of us voting them in, but what did they do? Not only did they just sit back and bickered among each other, but they blindly accepted with open arms a Judas, who turned out having more power than the entire bunch of them.

We all tried to do something about it. I, as the majority did, voted Democratic, but what good did it do? What a joke this, my first political experience has been.
sweeny_todd
Nov. 4th, 2009 11:16 pm (UTC)
Re: a bunch of wet noodles...
I guess the first thing is the good it did was change the party that was in power. Too much power for too long is not a good thing. It was why parties should have a different way of approaching things, so that there is change when the government changes. Here I feel like our major parties are right of centre and just right of centre. However, I still know which I go for.

Politicians, and governments, do not plan. I don't think. It is all about the next election, which is 3 or 4 years time, so it seems like there is no vision, no willingness to do things that won't have a payback for 10 or 20 yeats, because there is no instant credit for it.

I think we should be dissolusioned. I wish I had a better idea of how to change it. And I don't think that not being involved is the best way to do that! Mind, that is just my opinion.

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