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bryant69 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 02:25 PM
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Poll question: Do you care about Politics? Or Right and Wrong
Consider - what is more important - politics or right and wrong (well your conception of it at any rate).

Consider also ignoring political ramifications makes it more difficult to pass laws or elect politicans who agree with right and wrong.

Bryant
Check it out --> http://politicalcomment.blogspot.com

Sorry, polls are turned off at Level 3.

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Guaranteed Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 02:27 PM
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1. Are you asking would you rather be right, or be in power?
Edited on Fri Sep-30-05 02:28 PM by BullGooseLoony
Not really sure how to answer this question...it's not clear what you're asking, to me.
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bryant69 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 02:35 PM
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2. It's possible I'm not asking it right
I have that problem sometimes.
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Guaranteed Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 02:39 PM
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4. I see where you're going.
For me, being right is pretty damned important. It's what makes for good politics.

I guess that's the best way for me to answer.
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kliljedahl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 02:37 PM
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3. Where's "I don't respond to silly online polls"?
That's what I would have chosen.
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bryant69 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 02:43 PM
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5. Sorry about that
I do apologize. This is probably the first time you've seen something at Democratic Underground that didn't immediately enthrall you. I'll try to do better in the future.
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kliljedahl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 02:55 PM
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6. That was meant to be a humorous response
not a comment on your poll
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Qibing Zero Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 03:04 PM
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7. Both are ideas.
It's important to realize that both politics and 'right and wrong' are not set in stone, nor do we have to in any circumstances 'deal with what we've got'. If we have better ideas, we have to put them out there. Unfortunately, people don't like accepting anything foreign just as they don't like accepting change.

In both aspects I think it's necessary to consider all of the evidence and facts in the situation at hand, and then make an informed decision. The decision itself should be based not off of some blind allegiance, but off of a clear understanding of the scope of how it will affect the people. Of course, this requires the ability to relate to other people and their morals, issues, and in general their lives, and since most of the people we have in office right now think there are only one set of morals and that everyone should live by those (read: are fundies/republicans), we're in big trouble.


Personally, I would make the case that the two-party system and the fact money is so involved in politics are both hurting us more than anything, as people have given their allegiance to party ideals to 'get things accomplished' and dollar bills to further their own interests instead of representing the people that voted them in. The problem is, as we're seeing today, that if one side is grouping up on issues and plotting, while the other side votes their conscience, the side that is grouping up is going to keep winning and winning. Again, this is my personal opinion, but I think we'd be infinitely better off as a people without both political parties and campaign finance.
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tech3149 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 03:08 PM
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8. politics is a means to an end
The end is good governance. Politics is the dirty deed you have to do to get there. That being said, I would want my politics to be as honorable as the goal.
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omega minimo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 03:21 PM
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9. Do you care about People? Or self-indulgent petty bullshit?
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bryant69 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-01-05 02:57 PM
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10. Probably both
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