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  •  What can be changed by voting? It depends on (1+ / 0-)
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    who you vote for in a small way.  Other than that what can be changed?  Now, in the year 2014.  Democrats believe voting can change things but only if you vote for the democratic party.  Most republicans feel the opposite.
    So really, depending on one's perspective, voting might be able to change things but only if you vote the right way.    

    "It is easier to pass through the eye of a needle then it is to be an honest politician."

    by BigAlinWashSt on Tue Nov 05, 2013 at 10:38:39 AM PST

    •  Voting is only one part of it (1+ / 0-)
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      but it is an important part.
         For real change you need people to be involved.
      People need to be in the streets, involved in grassroots organization, etc.
        But voting is where the rubber meets the road.

      None are so hopelessly enslaved, as those who falsely believe they are free. The truth has been kept from the depth of their minds by masters who rule them with lies. -Johann von Goethe

      by gjohnsit on Tue Nov 05, 2013 at 10:43:07 AM PST

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      •  That's a general statement but it doesn't do (1+ / 0-)
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        anything for me.   I was asking some people why they voted a while back.  The answers ranged from "because it's my civic duty", to "people have died for my right to vote".  I didn't get any answers like "to find solutions for climate change", or "to end the wars".  
        I'm not saying one way or the other about voting, unlike some of those on the ZeroHedge website, which I visit frequently as well.  I'm just trying to work it out in my mind, prior to the 2014 election, and particularly before the 2016 election.  
        I'm not asking you to answer me g., just wondering .  What can voting change.  
        In fact, I hate to even bring this up, it's such a tough topic for people to handle.  Many get outright offended at even asking it.  I think the act of voting for "democracy" has been so ingrained in us our entire lives that people can't see outside that.

        "It is easier to pass through the eye of a needle then it is to be an honest politician."

        by BigAlinWashSt on Tue Nov 05, 2013 at 10:49:47 AM PST

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        •  You have a good point (1+ / 0-)
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          People need to be aware of the reason why voting is important - to elect people who represent your values and promote them.
             That's why electing the "lesser evil" is long-term poison for democracy.

          None are so hopelessly enslaved, as those who falsely believe they are free. The truth has been kept from the depth of their minds by masters who rule them with lies. -Johann von Goethe

          by gjohnsit on Tue Nov 05, 2013 at 11:04:27 AM PST

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