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Reply #33: The "Rules" aren't written by Political Parties. Ever heard of, um, the CONSTITUTION? [View All]

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Dinosaur Donating Member (4 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-13-07 10:46 PM
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33. The "Rules" aren't written by Political Parties. Ever heard of, um, the CONSTITUTION?
Excuse me for thinking that I'm an American citizen. I live in Florida, so I'm just supposed to hand over money to whatever politician slums by entering my state, and I'm supposed to pay my taxes to support adventures in Iraq while shutting up about issues like the impact of undocumented workers on my state's schools and hospitals -- not to mention out of work contractors under bid by those hiring undocumenteds. But here's one thing everyone seems delighted to forget: voting rights don't flow from the benevolent dictators who are paid to run political parties. They come from the Constitution. And a political party that decides its going to keep a whole state from sitting at the table and picking a nominee is violating that document as much as a President who assumes authority to use 'signing statements' instead of a veto to disregard a law he disagrees with.

Here's another thing: it ain't national political parties that pay the cost of elections in each state. It's the voters of that state. You don't want our votes? Maybe we don't need to pay our taxes for "YOUR" election, since it sure won't be MY election - I'm just a second class citizen who doesn't get to play with the BIG IMPORTANT KIDS and pick a nominee or contribute my ideas to a platform.

I was a lifelong Dem. I'm now registering as an Independent. I hated what Ralph Nader did - now, I hope he or someone else of national stature runs as an independent so I can vote for them. Far as I'm concerned, whatever Dem you BIG and IMPORTANTS nominate won't be any more interested in my state's issues than the Meat-head running things now.

You differ from George W in degree, not kind. All of you are about "My way or the Highway". So, bye, bye, I'm hitting the High Road. Oh, and tell your sweetie pie honey bunchie-poo Deanie Weenie to stop e-mailing me for money. NO VOTE? NO MONEY!!!!
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