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Posted: Nov. 17, 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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| I Have Never Voted Before On Any Level For Anything.and As A... ||Aug 9th. at 11:44:33 pm EDT|
|Kimberly A.LaPradd (Lake Village) ||Age: 31 - Email |
I HAVE NEVER VOTED BEFORE ON ANY LEVEL FOR ANYTHING.AND AS A PRACTICING WITCH OF 8 YEARS NOW TO THE CONTINUANCE OF THE REST OF MY BEING, I DO KNOW THE IMPORTANCE OF FREEDOM OF CHOICE TO ANY DEGREE. MY HEART IS IN JOY WITH THE FACT THAT WE CAN FINALLY BE WHO WE WERE SENT TO BE.AND TRULY WITHOUT US THE WORLD WOULD BE A HORRIBLE PLACE.FOR ALL OF YOU WHO KEEP WITHIN AS WELL AS WITHOUT THE LAWS I LOVE YOU, WE HAVE TRULY COME A LONG WAY. I DO NOT KNOW WERE WE ARE REALLY STANDING AT THIS POINT IN TIME, I ONLY HOPE THAT WE SOAR. AND WE WILL , SO LONG AS WE CONTINUE TO STAND STRAIGHT IN CHARACTER.IN THIS SAID I WILL BE VOTING THIS YEAR FOR AL GORE. I WANT TO BELIEVE THAT HE HAS US IN HIS THOUGHTS AND HE IS FIRM IN HIS BELIEF OF FREEDOMS.I FEEL HE WOULD DO A LOT OF GOOD FOR ALL PEOPLE AND BELIEFS IN OUR COUNTRY.IT IS TIME THAT WE ALL GIVE BACK TO THE SOURCES OF OUR SPIRITUAL QUEST'S.AND AL GORE WILL LIGHT THE WAY FOR ALL OF US SEEKING THE PATH.SINCERELY!!!
| Personally, I Am Trying To Keep My Religious/spiritual Views Somewhat Separated... ||Aug 9th. at 10:18:59 pm EDT|
|C. Demourres (Berlin, New Hampshire US) ||Age: 21 |
Personally, I am trying to keep my religious/spiritual views somewhat separated from my political views...However, I believe that all of my beliefs, in one way or another, will be factored into my decision in November. From what I have seen and heard to date - George W. Bush is an honest, moral, and motivated candidate and will probibally receive my vote.
Yes, both major candidates , Bush and Gore, have displayed their religious preferences, however... when Gore and Leiberman took a moment, publically, to pray and thank God, I couldn't help but wonder how they would react, in a similar situation, if a Pagan took a moment, publically, to thank the Goddess?
| As A Free Thinker And One Who Is Leaning Towards Paganism(have... ||Aug 9th. at 9:28:24 pm EDT|
|truthseeker (winter park, Florida US) ||Age: 51 |
As a free thinker and one who is leaning towards Paganism(have not yet made a full commitmet) I see Gore and Liberman as the only logical choice. Mr bush seems to be in the pocket of those who will not be happy until everyone is fitted with vlinders and praising jesus. While I do not begrudge those who make that choice I do not wish to have it force fed to me or anyone else. Add to that the nmber of supreme court judges that are likely to be appointed during the next four years and the repuublican ticket looks might frighting.
| My Wife And I Are Registered Democrats. We Strongly Support The Gore-lieberman... ||Aug 9th. at 8:01:18 pm EDT|
|Big Bear(Beary Bipolar,Richard) (New Haven, Connecticut US) ||Age: 44 - Email |
My wife and i are registered Democrats. We strongly support the Gore-Lieberman ticket.As Jesse Jackson said when a barrior goes down for one group it goes down for them all(paraphrase).Perhaps in my friends' grandchidrens' lifetime someone who is out of the broomcloset will hold a high office in the U.S. I am also hopeful that in the same time frame folks who are out of the attic and
out of the closet will have the same priviledge/responsibilty. Losing focus . . . Blessed be,
Big Bear(Beary Bipolar, Richard)
bearybipolar:diary of a mental health consumer/survivor
| I Tend To Lean Towards Republicans Because My Husband Is In The... ||Aug 9th. at 7:30:29 pm EDT|
|Cheryl (San Diego, California US) ||Age: 30 - Email |
I tend to lean towards Republicans because my husband is in the military and I have watched our standard of living deteriorate under Clinton and his cutbacks. Most, Jr. Enlisted qualify for food stamps or other government assistance. Our husbands deploy more often, do to the cut backs in personnel of the early to mid 90's. As for religion, I am "trusting" they just wont go there. I feel that big government must go and the DNC is big on government. Most issues must be dealt with at a local level. I also believe that the government must get its hands out of my pocket. The DNC also promotes class envy. This is negative. Why not promote opportunity for all? I have no problem paying to feed hungry children, but not promoting class envy. Why not, instead, make sure everyone has the same opportunities. I am for school valtures, and why not make college education free for those who can't afford it? If feel that if food, clothing, housing and a good education are available to all, everyone has an equal chance to make it. The government has been "trying" to provide this, but they have failed. It needs to be taken to a local level and let the people who really care, make the decisions, not some bureaucrat who only cares what is going on in THEIR life.
| The Green Party/ Ralph Nader Yes. Without Some Kind Of Toehold In... ||Aug 9th. at 7:23:06 pm EDT|
|pythia (White Plains, New York US) ||Age: 27 - Email |
The Green Party/ Ralph Nader
Yes. Without some kind of toehold in politics no changes will be able to be made within the system.
Yes I am registered, will vote and will continue to vote Green here on in.
| I Could Not Wait To Turn 18 So I Could Vote. While... ||Aug 9th. at 6:52:56 pm EDT|
|Cassandra (Taylor, Michigan US) ||Age: 23 - Email |
I could not wait to turn 18 so I could vote. While many people in my generation believe that voting is worthless, I believe it is not only my right, but my duty. I think that political involvement is important for many reasons. Being pagan, I often feel that the Right Wing politicians are constantly trying to force there beliefs down my throat. I'm a liberal and am truely independant. I'm still not sure who I will vote for in the presidential election, but after watching most of the republican convention I'm fairly sure it will not be George W. Bush!
| Yes I'm Registered To Vote. I Plan To Vote For Gore. I... ||Aug 9th. at 6:35:27 pm EDT|
|mothermary (Salem, Massachusetts US) ||Age: 24 - Email |
Yes I'm registered to vote. I plan to vote for Gore. I think most of the crap the government does isn't worth my time. But Bush is way to into the Christian Coalition, and as an American, I will not have my religious freedom taken away. I don't necessarily believe in anything Gore says, but I would prefer a President who is neutral on relgion, than one who is so against anything but Christianity. I see scary things with Bush as president, so I'll vote for the guy who has a chance to beat him. To me that makes most sense. If I vote for someone else who has a slim chance of winning, even if I agree with him more, that gives Bush a better chance at winning. So hell no - I won't go. I may be the only one of my friends who will vote, but I believe in responsibility. If you let other people do the voting and don't bother - don't bother to complain. You let the fates handle your life instead of taking part in it. That goes against the whole principle freedom of the Craft. You Make your own life. Not let someone else dictate to you how to live....
| I Am Leaning Towards Libertarian Presidential Candidate :harry Browne. Check Out Http... ||Aug 9th. at 1:10:35 pm EDT|
|Amber Buck (Pasadena, Texas US) ||Age: 26 - Email |
I am leaning towards LIBERTARIAN presidential candidate :HARRY BROWNE.
Check out http://www.harrybrowne.org/ if you haven't heard about his platforms yet.
I think political involvement is / should be important to every American citzen, pagan or non-pagan. I am a registered and participating voter.
| The Establishment Always Says, "if You Don't Vote, Don't Complain". Remember Richard... ||Aug 9th. at 1:09:13 pm EDT|
|Saille (Federal Way, Washington US) ||Age: 47 - Email |
The establishment always says, "if you don't vote, don't complain". Remember Richard Nixon???, I have given the system a chance for years.
From that time on I have felt that the democratic system in this country is corrupt and will never be fair. I have felt that politicians are liars, and may have good intentions, once they are in office, they are controlled by forces that are not part of the public picture. No matter what the platform, no matter what the promise - the "real" government - conintues with their agenda.
Yes, what a noble idealistic concept Democracy is, but from someone who was born in the Eisenhower era, saw Kennedy and MLK assasinated, watched Nixon's corrupt regime, eventually watched as a "New World Order" was brought into play with Geo. Bush. Yes I will vote. Because as a Pagan I feel very vulnerable. The Right Wing and Christian Zealot Coalitions are very powerful political entities. I see no Pagan representation except on grass roots levels. A Pagan politician would be committing political suicide to "come out".
It is very important for us to continue to keep our voices heard, in local, state and national arenas.
Yes, I will vote this year - and it will probably be for Ralph Nader.
| Political Orientation Try These Web-based Forms To Find Out What Parties/candidates... ||Aug 9th. at 12:30:34 pm EDT|
|Green (Atlanta, Georgia US) ||Age: 29 - Email |
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| I'm 100% Behind Gov. George W. Bush. I'm A Political Science Major... ||Aug 9th. at 12:26:53 pm EDT|
|Winter (Worcester, Massachusetts US) ||Age: 18 - Email |
I'm 100% behind Gov. George W. Bush. I'm a Political Science major who generally identifies herself as a libertarian, and fears for this country if Al Gore gets elected. While I agree with Harry Browne more than Bush, I am reluctant to cast my vote for him since I would essentially be helping Gore. I am registered and active on several local campaigns, so I will definately turn out to vote.
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