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  •  Refuse to participate. Then they can't say the (6+ / 0-)

    President was "democratically elected".  We need to use the system against itself and stop playing by their rules.  It won't work.  Voting for the next President will not affect anything and will be an 18 month waste of time and money and more lies upon lies.

    "America is the Terror State. The Global War OF Terror is a diabolical instrument of Worldwide conquest."

    by BigAlinWashSt on Sat Jul 06, 2013 at 05:59:37 PM PDT

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    •  You and Thoreau, BigAl (1+ / 0-)
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      Just Bob

      From Civil Disobedience:

      All voting is a sort of gaming, like checkers or backgammon, with a slight moral tinge to it, a playing with right and wrong, with moral questions; and betting naturally accompanies it. The character of the voters is not staked. I cast my vote, perchance, as I think right; but I am not vitally concerned that that right should prevail. I am willing to leave it to the majority. Its obligation, therefore, never exceeds that of expediency. Even "voting for the right" is "doing" nothing for it. It is only expressing to men feebly your desire that it should prevail. A wise man will not leave the right to the mercy of chance, nor wish it to prevail through the power of the majority. There is but little virtue in the action of masses of men. When the majority shall at length vote for the abolition of slavery, it will be because they are indifferent to slavery, or because there is but little slavery left to be abolished by their vote. "They"will then be the only slaves.

      "Woe to those who make unjust laws,
    to those who issue oppressive decrees, to deprive the poor of their rights
    and withhold justice from the oppressed of my people, 
making widows their prey
    and robbing the fatherless."

      by Snarky McAngus on Sun Jul 07, 2013 at 10:39:02 AM PDT

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