DanielNegreanu, on Tuesday, September 26th, 2006, 1:18 AM, said:
Personally, I have no idea who I'd support in the next election. I don't vote along party lines. I'm not a hater of Replicans, and I'm not apposed to the Democratic party either. I'm not blue, I'm not red.
I could be wrong Daniel, but I think you would fit well in the Libertarian party. Firm believers that as adults we can think for ourselves. I'm sure not everyone here will agree, but one thing is for certain, if we had a Libertarian Congress and Senate we wouldn't have to worry about a bunch of self-righteous, overpriveledged blowhards deciding whether or not they feel WE should be allowed to play on-line poker.I don't HATE any party either, as everyone has certain reasons for their beliefs. But I don't understand why people stick to the 2 major parties as if they are the only option when there are others out there that may fit their beliefs so much more closely. I guess it's the human desire to be part of the group. To go along with what everyone else you know is doing/supporting. It takes courage to stand against what everyone else believes, and I truly believe we have a lot of weak people in this country. And I'm certainly not saying that if you support the major parties that you're weak, but I think many people do so blindly simply because they are.I'm not going to stand here and preach or lecture the forum that the Libertarian party is right and all others are wrong, but for me they are the one that makes sense to me. I researched their platform and consciously made that decision. I just wish this country would wake up and do the same, because I don't think MOST Americans care enough to look outside the norm. They accept the things they don't like about their party because they dislike the other side so much more. Well, there are more than 2 options here people.Anyway, the only political argument I'm going to make here is that people should be allowed to make decisions about their own lives, and they should have to live with the consequences of their decisions. The 2 majors in this country do not believe this to be true. They treat us all like children who are incapable of making decisions about our money, bodies, hobbies, etc. How ANYONE can support either party under those circumstances is just baffling to me. As an adult, I don't want anyone telling me what I can and can't do when it has no effect on anyone else. There are always going to be people who can't restrain themselves when involved in a certain activity, but that certainlyshouldn't be a reason why the rest of us (who can control ourselves) can't partake in that activity. OK, I'm off my box now.
psujohn, on Tuesday, September 26th, 2006, 7:30 AM, said:
All of this though would require our politicians to care more about the country than about their own personal interests so it's extremely unlikely.
You hit the nail on the head. Our electoral system makes no sense in the world of today. Every person's vote could be accounted for and yet the electoral vote system proved in 2000 that a guy with less overall votes can still win the election. It's idiotic. There are so many things that should be changed and OUR elected leaders won't do it because they know it'll have repercussions that they can't predict. I mean, god forbid our system should actually represent the true will of the people of America. That would be wrong!