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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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| Since Before The Campaigning Started I Knew I Was Voting For The... ||Aug 10th. at 5:49:14 pm UTC|
|Jennifer Ventola (Peekskill, New York US) ||Age: 29 - Email |
Since before the campaigning started I knew I was voting for the democratic party.I feel voting and political involvment is very important and necessary.
Voicing your opinion as a pagan, especially being women is something women have fought and died for for centuries.
The one if the reasons I am voting for the Democratic party (AL Gore) is that the next President has 2 supreme court appointee's. If these two people are not chosen with women's issues in mind, a women's right to choose to have an abortion or not will be taken away, plus Al Gore's environmental stand is much more favorable than George Bush
| I Am Registered To Vote And I Will Be Voting For Bush... ||Aug 10th. at 5:38:53 pm UTC|
|billie (pittsburg, Kansas US) ||Age: 48 |
I am registered to vote and I will be voting for Bush, as I feel truth is more important than political expediency....and it has always seemed to me that gore just tells 'em what they want hear!
| I Think The Best Candidate Currently Running Is John Hagelin, Formerly Of... ||Aug 10th. at 5:29:25 pm UTC|
|Potter (Dallas, Texas US) ||Age: 45 |
I think the best candidate currently running is John Hagelin, formerly of the Natural Law party, and lately of the anti-Buchanan section of the Reform party. Unfortunately, with the Reform party fight, I don't think he has much of a chance, so I'm going with the Gore ticket, more as a vote against Shrub (as we call him here in Texas) than for Gore.
| I Am A Registered Democrate. I Will Be Voting. Because I Feel... ||Aug 10th. at 5:15:11 pm UTC|
|Susann Cobb aka Peri Wyrrd (Granville, Vermont US) ||Age: 37 - Email |
I am a registered democrate. I will be voting. Because I feel that Leiberman is too right wing, I will not be voting for the democratic party in 2000.
I will be voting for Ralph Nader (www.votenader.org). I like where he satnds on many issues, namely Genetically Engineered Food, which is a frightening thing.
I believe that everyone should exercise their right to vote, but especially minority groups, which we as Pagans are. Further, I personally believe that being a Pagan or in my case, a Witch, is as much a political statement as it is a religious or spiritual one, therefore, I do believe it is important for us to be as active in the political arena, even if only on a local or community level, as we can. I am personally trying to become more active in my small, rural town, and was recently elected, Cemetery Commissioner, which does suit me, I must admit!
| I Am Wholeheartedly On The Side Of The Green Party And Ralph... ||Aug 10th. at 5:06:16 pm UTC|
|Holly Deal (Nashville, Tennessee US) ||Age: 21 - Email |
I am wholeheartedly on the side of the Green Party and Ralph Nader! This is the only platform that makes any sense at all, and I am proud to be an active member of the Tennessee State Green Party.
Yes, political involvement is important to Pagans, assuming they want to maintain and strengthen their already seemingly shaky rights in this country. It's time we stood up to be counted. It's easy to oppress a people you don't even see.
And, naturally, I am registered to vote. This is supposed to be a participatory government. The way I see it, if you willingly do not take part, you give up your right to complain about the state of that government. Only by participating can you bring about any real change.
"You can have no daily democracy without daily citizenship"-Ralph Nader
| I Am Registered To Vote, And Plan On Voting For Gore/lieberman... ||Aug 10th. at 4:50:37 pm UTC|
|ShaylaB (Phoenix, Arizona US) ||Age: 34 - Email |
I am registered to vote, and plan on voting for Gore/Lieberman. I feel it's necessary to have a Democrat in the office in lieu of any viable third-party alternative. I do approve of both Gore and Lieberman's voting record in Congress, for the most part.
| Yes, I Think We Should Be More Involved In The Political Process... ||Aug 10th. at 4:46:39 pm UTC|
|Karen Shoemaker (Arlington, Virginia US) ||Age: 52 - Email |
Yes, I think we should be more involved in the political process. As I have gotten older, I have become much more politically aware and active, and seldom hesitate in identifying my religious affiliation. As a pagan, and therefore nature-based, I am heartily behind Al Gore. I may not entirely agree with all of his political agendas, but without a healthy environment, nothing else will matter much anyway.
| The Libertarian Party. Need I Say More? No Other Party Enforces Personal... ||Aug 10th. at 4:34:23 pm UTC|
|Kate (Dallas, Texas US) ||Age: 20 |
The libertarian party. Need I say more? No other party enforces personal freedom, including religious, as much. The Republicans have become more the extreme Christian party and the Democrats... though they are often tagged as the "party for the people and minorites" are almost as close minded as the Republicans when it comes to personal freedoms and religious beliefs. I believe it is important for any non-mainstream religious group, like pagans, to get involved in protecting their freedoms. Especially now as the Christian right has moved heavily into politics. The libertarian party is the only one that leaves morals and beliefs up to the individual instead of legislating on what personal practices are right and wrong. The government has no place in my personal life as long as I don't harm anyone else. Anyway, I don't want this little post to become a large essay on libertarianism so I suggest that everyone go read http://www.libertarian.org and http://www.harrybrowne2000.org :) And if it isn't obvious by now, I'll definitely be voting for Mr. Harry Browne for president this year.
| Green Party...ralph Nader...although I Could Very Well Vote For Gore... ||Aug 10th. at 4:32:35 pm UTC|
|Suzanne R. (Franklin, Massachusetts US) ||Age: 32 |
Green Party...Ralph Nader...although I could very well vote for Gore to prevent Bush from getting in.
I think it's very important for Pagans to be politically aware and active.
I am registered to vote.
| O.k., John Ashcorrupt (90%) Beat Mark Perkell (10%) In Tuesdays Primaries (mo... ||Aug 10th. at 2:13:59 pm UTC|
|Silver MayKitten (springfield, Missouri US) ||Age: 55 - Email |
O.K., John Ashcorrupt (90%) beat Mark Perkell (10%) in Tuesdays primaries (MO 7th district Congress -- see post 67) I really don't see anyone in the majority parties to vote for, so I guess I will vote libertarian just to register my dissapointment with the candidates available. (Besides I kinda, sorta, maybe like brown.)
Merry meet and merry part untill we merry meet again,
| I Am Registered And Am Voting For Nadar. I Want Him To... ||Aug 10th. at 2:12:20 pm UTC|
|David G*j*? Ganesh (Brooklyn, New York US) ||Age: 51 - Email |
I am registered and am voting for Nadar. I want him to have bargaining power to prompt Gore to live up to the convictions of his youth. I think it important to take responsibility to shape each of the worlds we participate in. -- G*j*?
| I Have Been A Registered Member Of The Green Party For 10... ||Aug 10th. at 2:03:18 pm UTC|
|Argante Comyn (Mountain View, California US) ||Age: 32 - Email |
I have been a registered member of the Green Party for 10 years, and I voted for Ralph Nader in 1996 as a protest against all of President Clinton's forgotten (and stonewalled) promises, and the Democratic Party's abandonment of the progressive population of the United States. I will be voting for Ralph Nader again in 2000, since the Green Party's platform is the only platform that comes anywhere near representing what I would like accomplished. It has been very exciting to see Ralph Nader's TV ads, too--this year the voice of the left wing might actually be heard.
Yes, there is a huge risk involved. Good points have been made by many about the possibility of a W. Bush presidency, if the left is split into Nader and Gore voting groups...but a vote for Gore is *so* much like a vote for Bush, I just can't stomach it. YMMV.
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