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Posted: Sep. 8, 2002
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Who are you going to vote for and why?
Which political platform or candidate are you leaning towards? Do you think that a level of political involvement is important to pagans? Are you registered to vote, will you vote and who -if you don't mind telling the world- are you planning to vote for (or against)?
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| Well I Wish That Voting For Either Mainstream Candidate Would Ensure Less... ||Aug 20th. at 9:47:40 pm EDT|
|Dolphin Singer (Leesville, Louisiana US) ||Age: 37 |
Well I wish that voting for either mainstream candidate would ensure less government involvement in our lives. But, I'm not sure that this is the case. The fact is, Al Gore is just as deep in debt to "big business" as is G. W. Do we the people really believe that there will be much change in other areas?
I think the answer is yes. First, Gore will certainly further weaken our already eroded and overstretched military. Second, Gore will push for universal health care. That sounds good, but who will pay for that? We will with our taxes and a much less responsive health care system that only caters to those who can pay for the "extras". Just look at the United Kingdom, what a great thing they got going, huh? Next, Gore used to care for the environment, but today he owes too much to big business to do more than make small ineffective changes. And, what about gun control? As well as other personal freedoms, Al will endorse just about anything to get into your life just a little more. As for taxes...well, let's just leave that one alone for now.
The problem is that we must look at which candidate will do the least damage to our freedoms, and our pocket books. I would wish that the Greens would have a snowballs chance, but I don't think so. I don't see much choice from either Gore or Bush, but I'll take my chances with the Republican.
| I Haven't Decided Which I Will Support, Gore Or Nader. I Think... ||Aug 21st. at 11:35:22 pm EDT|
|S. Milliner (Cedar Park, Texas US) ||Age: 57 |
I haven't decided which I will support, Gore or Nader. I think Nader is a long shot but still a possibility that he could win. If I feel, at election time, that Bush could win over Gore, Gore will get my vote. I feel political involvement is important to all citizens, if only they would shut off their TV's and cancel a sporting event in order to give a bit of their time to becoming informed in order to vote. I have been a Green Party member for many years and will vote for what is best for our country and the world.
| I Have Voted For Various 3rd Party Candidates For President Since 1980... ||Aug 22nd. at 12:06:22 am EDT|
|Frank Kane (Cambridge, Massachusetts US) ||Age: 42 - Email |
I have voted for various 3rd party candidates for President since 1980 as a protest against the unconstitutional two-party system. This year however for the 1st time in my life, I'm voting Republican. WHY? Because I'm convinced Juanita Broderick actually was raped by our Beloved Leader. Because the Clinton-Gore clique not only did nothing about human rights in China and Tibet, but actually has taken "soft money", i.e. bribes ( and lots of it, too ), from the genocidal fascists who control this emerging superpower. Because Algore has the gall to insult my intelligence by claiming to be serious about the environment. Because Algore has over the course of his career totally flipflopped on the issues of abortion and tobacco without ever admitting it, which again insults my intelligence....
On the other hand regarding Bushieboy's supposed bias towards Christians, you people have got to be kidding; I mean you actually believe that? I've got a hot flash for you: Virtually none of these Corporate Overclass and/or High Wasp types have any religious beliefs whatsoever. These people laugh at Christianity; it's nothing but a slave management system to them. Of all the things to be wary of in the (probable) Bush Administration, a powergrab by Evangelical Ayatollahs is by far the least likely. IMHO, Frank Kane
| I Am A Registered Green Party Voter As Well As A Volunteer... ||Aug 22nd. at 8:05:55 am EDT|
|Lisa Myers (Melbourne, Florida US) ||Age: 39 - Email |
I am a registered Green Party voter as well as a volunteer for the local Green Party in my county. I feel strongly about voting for the Nader/LaDuke platform.
Green Party values are very close to Pagan values and there are several links where one could find such information and make the comparison themselves...just search for Green Party.
It is sad that people feel that there are only two choices in this world..Republicans or Democrats...we have choices in this country and there are a lot of other ideas out there....People won't vote for third parties because they don't think they'll be voting for a winner. This attitude will NEVER bring about a change...and people will remain voting for the "lesser of two evils" and complaining about it. I don't understand why anybody, especially Pagans, would not vote. Voting is like magick: effecting a change in one's environment thru action or will...and taking responsibility for it...
| I Can't Vote Yet, But I Will Post An Opinion Anyway... If... ||Aug 29th. at 5:58:54 pm EDT|
|Ashley (Katonah, New York US) ||Age: 14 |
I can't vote yet, but I will post an opinion anyway...
If I were registered to vote, I would definately vote for Gore. He seems a lot more concerned about the enviornment than Bush. And that comment that Bush made about witchcraft "not being a real religion" completely turned me away from him. It shows that he is against religious freedom. Bush's running mate doesn't seem all that great either. He is: pro gun, against women's rights, not caring for our precious environment, etc...
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