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  •  Good grief (4+ / 0-)

    One is not paranoid because of voting for one's preferences. That, oh Democrat, is called democracy, something Democrats once believed in, it would seem.

    One vote, one person. That's presumably, in terms of having any sort of direct voice in who dictates policy, the only small power I have, besides direct action (collective action such as strikes, boycotts, etc.).

    The timing of your comment is rather wonderful, since it so well illustrates the degree to which our system has become broken: You call me names and label me crazy for merely voting my conscience.

    If you want people to vote for a certain candidate, that candidate must do the work to earn my vote. The sooner we get back to that principle, the sooner we can get progress back on track. But for the last several decades, the electoral system has failed us. Politicians give us one well crafted persona to get elected, we fall for it, then once in office they become an entirely different political being.

    There is only one sure way to send a message that this won't be rewarded. And when we reward this and chastise those who don't, we're complicit.

    I won't be complicit. I won't be scared of your threats and name calling.

    I wll simply vote my conscience.

    And anyone who tries to inhibit me from doing that is clearly not on the side of democracy.

    "In times of universal deceit, telling the truth will be a revolutionary act". -George Orwell

    by ZhenRen on Sat Sep 08, 2012 at 12:32:11 PM PDT

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