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Cascadian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 09:40 PM
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Vote on principle or just because they have a "D" the end of their name?
Edited on Sun Apr-24-11 09:42 PM by Cascadian
I think that voting on principle is more important than voting for somebody all because of the party they represent. Voting on principle is a forgotten practice done by many a voter. Some people would vote for Jack the Ripper if he had a "D" at the end of his name. While the Democratic Party is the lesser of the two evils. The less corporate of the corporate-run two parties, is it necessary to vote somebody all because they have a "D" at the end? The answer I am afraid is an overwhelming "No." I just cannot take another election season where people are going to be threatened with "you better vote for the Democrat or you'll have a Republican." This has been a problem with the two-party season for years. It is especially more poignant these last 20 years. I know it isn't going to change and therefore our political system is a mockery of freedoms and democracy we supposedly champion. So what does that leave us? I just have difficulty in having to vote just because a person has a "D" at the end anymore. It is more imperative to stuck to principles than ever before. I am tired of having my support taken for granted and feel like I am being used. This is system cannot continue the way it is. Where does it end? I think the only way it will truly end if the Democrats and Republicans finally merge to become one corporate political entity. Of course that will not happen. It is the military/industrial complex's best interest to give the illusion that we have a choice in this country which in reality we don't. I know in November 2012, I will be doing the right thing and that is voting for principle over party. The country would be better off if we all had the guts to critically think and vote with our minds and not with voting because of a label.


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