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  •  I Think We All Know That If More People (3+ / 0-)
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    vote we will win more elections. But I was not remotely joking when I say when I talk to my mother on election night, as a Republican, she is often in tears. I was taught as a kid that we live in a participatory Democracy and citizens need to be involved.

    When opportunity calls pick up the phone and give it directions to your house.

    by webranding on Wed Feb 13, 2013 at 01:01:54 AM PST

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    •  well one always wants to think their ideas (4+ / 0-)

      are the ones that the populace supports and I certainly believe my ideas and progressive ideas in general  are what the nation needs

      But just as much we need democracy to actually work otherwise we get the broken joke of a system we currently have

      •  corruption comes with the territory, it seems (2+ / 0-)
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        compared to all other systems, democracy is the best because it represents the will of the populace

        but if the population doesn't participate, you get what we have

        and it certainly has been a policy of the right to get us to this place

        where a major occupation of those in power, locally as much as nationally, is to make the vote difficult

        the voter, already beguiled by the media and given a poor education, has no interest in overcoming one more obstacle

        •  What kills me is that inevitably, the people who (0+ / 0-)

          bitch the most about how the country is "going to hell" and their "rights" are being violated are the ones who don't vote.

          In which case, my reply is simple: "If you can't be bothered to vote, I can't be bothered to listen to you."

          Freedom has two enemies: Those who want to control everyone around them...and those who feel no need to control themselves.

          by Sirenus on Wed Feb 13, 2013 at 01:10:23 PM PST

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