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  • Why bother voting?

    Ive created this thread simply for members (UK and US primarily) to express their views on the forthcoming elections in their own countries, though any comments are welcome from non Yanks or Brits.

    Of interest would be reasons why you are or arent voting, the current political situation in your country and your views on it or anything else you think might be of interest.

    Looking forward to either rational political debate or some decent mud slinging and abuse. Both would be fun!

    regards

    Gaz

  • #2
    I vote in the major elections but refuse to vote in my primaries because I have to vote straight ticket. Washington voting law states that I cannot vote for both a Republican and a Democrat in the same election, ie. I cannot vote for a Democrat for Senator and a Republican for Representative. I would have to vote all Democrat or all Republican, which I feel is b#llsh#t.
    If you can't set a good example, be a glaring warning.

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    • #3
      I only have one thing to say...

      VOTE Sinister!

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      • #4
        I have to say that seems a little cheap, having to vote straight ticket.
        Fishy.
        Almost corrupt and unconstitutional...

        I'm voting because I care about my special little vote. It counts.
        For despite the silly sayings about violence never settling anything, history IS changed on the battlefield: ask the National Socialist German Workers' Party.
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        • #5
          At the local level my opinion still counts...hence my vote....beyond the state level it's essentially merely habit as the two party system in America has been in-effective for 50 years....I'll be long dead before anybody at the national level gives a ratshit about the little guys needs again.

          I suppose it's hard thing for me to want to not believe in it anymore, after giving the nation my time and energy and taxes for so long....ah hell like the 'Slickmeister' would say we cant live forever.


          best bet.... run for Mayor...support whorehouses ....jail every illegal till hell freezes.... and drink mescall.
          CV

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          • #6
            By not voting, my fellow Americans just let in the vilest most traitorous pack of leftist PC commie loving running dogs in history.

            By not voting, Germans let in Adolph Hitler an n equally gawdawful bunch.

            Not voting, whether from apathy or dislike of something usually results in disaster.
            Voting is a hard won right and not to be taken lightly.

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            • #7
              I vote. If nothing else it entitles me to bitch and whine for a couple of years about the results. The worst thing in the world is someone that refuses to vote and then whines and cries about the results.

              Pruitt
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              • #8
                Well...

                I vote because I am a member of the Vast Right-Wing Conspiracy with the intent of overthrowing the present U.S. government! Or so according to Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama, John Edwards, and all other Democratic presidential candidates along with Democratic congressional members.

                Dan
                Major James Holden, Georgia Badgers Militia of Rainbow Regiment, American Civil War

                "Aim small, miss small."

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                • #9
                  tsk tsk i wish ya would quit stealing my lines........

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Marshal Murat View Post
                    I have to say that seems a little cheap, having to vote straight ticket.
                    Fishy.
                    Almost corrupt and unconstitutional...

                    I'm voting because I care about my special little vote. It counts.
                    It is not like it sounds. This is just a simple way to prevent you from voting twice for the same office.
                    There is nothing sneaky going on.

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                    • #11
                      Always vote.

                      Because not voting gives you idiots that think they were elected by the nation, when really they were only elected by the few that showed up to vote.

                      My province suffered through several years of Bob Rae because we were too busy being angry at the PC and Liberals.

                      Never let idiots in just because you didn't vote.
                      Life is change. Built models for decades.
                      Not sure anyone here actually knows the real me.
                      I didn't for a long time either.

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                      • #12
                        It isn't just the political offices . . .

                        We always have several referendums and bond issues to vote on most years. Those get really interesting because of the vague way many are written. I figure if you can't explain it in plain English you're hiding something so I vote against it.

                        Think of it as a practical application of cynicism.
                        Any metaphor will tear if stretched over too much reality.

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                        • #13
                          Not votin is the same as votin for the winner.

                          If ya like em... good for ya!

                          If ya don't... tough sheit!

                          Either way... If you don't vote, I don't give a rats keister what ya think about it!
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                          I believe I'll have a snort of that mezcal!

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Miss.Saigon View Post
                            It is not like it sounds. This is just a simple way to prevent you from voting twice for the same office.
                            There is nothing sneaky going on.
                            Unfortunately no. In my primary, I have to vote either all Democrat OR all Republican for every office. Straight ticket.
                            If you can't set a good example, be a glaring warning.

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                            • #15
                              Look at it this way:

                              On average you only get to Vote about 14 times. Also How can I complain about the govenement if I didn't vote?
                              Winnie says
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                              "He fell out of a Gestapo car, over a bridge, and onto a railway line. Then was run over by the Berlin Express.

                              It was an Accident."
                              Herr Flick.

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