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1 hour ago, aboutwell said:

I agree... but a vote for the loser is a waste too... 

 

So you vote by the way the polls tend to point?

Or the way you are told to by your party, union boss?

Well I guess it keeps you from having to think.

 

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25 minutes ago, mrdeltoid said:

Absolutely. Gov't job is roads and national security. Period

Roads? I thought you said you were a Libertarian.

How do you feel about open borders?

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1 minute ago, bmorepunk said:

Roads? I thought you said you were a Libertarian.

How do you feel about open borders?

I don't support open borders.

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You might want to go read the party platform.

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I would never miss my chance to vote.  The local elections are often the most important and the place where a few votes can make a difference.  I don't think much of people that fail to vote but I appreciate them making my vote more powerful.  

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3 minutes ago, bmorepunk said:

You might want to go read the party platform.

You might want to read my post. As I said: Google the Libertarian platform if you don't really relate to either party other than one or two issues. You may be surprised how many issues you agree with. I was.B)

I was surprised! I agreed with more of the LP than Pubs or dems. Many issues is not all issues. It is said on this very forum, we should put country before party.

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36 minutes ago, Rocketwolf said:

Id rather "waste" my vote than vote for someone I hold morally reprehensible.

So you voted for Clinton as well, huh?... 

 

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Just now, aboutwell said:

So you voted for Clinton as well, huh?... 

 

No I didnt vote for either one.

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31 minutes ago, Rocketwolf said:

So you vote by the way the polls tend to point?

Or the way you are told to by your party, union boss?

Well I guess it keeps you from having to think.

 

No, I've lost a lot of votes voting for the best candidate... polls mean very little, if anything... and my conscious is what tells me how to vote...

 

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2 minutes ago, Rocketwolf said:

No I didnt vote for either one.

Then we both lost our votes... 

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Just now, aboutwell said:

No, I've lost a lot of votes voting for the best candidate... polls mean very little, if anything... and my conscious is what tells me how to vote...

 

Glad to hear you do have a mind of your own.

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Just now, aboutwell said:

Then we both lost our votes... 

Keeping to your moral code is worth a "lost" vote now and then.

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4 minutes ago, aboutwell said:

So you voted for Clinton as well, huh?... 

 

She was the second worst candidate I could imagine.  I held my nose with vice grips and voted against Trump by voting for her.  If by any chance the DNC nominates her I will vote for Trump.  

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Just now, Rocketwolf said:

Keeping to your moral code is worth a "lost" vote now and then.

Exactly 

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Posted (edited)

Let me quote Thomas Jefferson; 

"I hold it that a little rebellion now and then is a good thing, and as necessary in the political world as storms in the physical."

Please don't disparage those who choose not to vote. It doesn't mean they don't care. We have a president who actually said he was going to bring back the coal industry. Who in their right mind would believe that? But guess what, millions of people voted for him.

Edited by FatBoy

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17 minutes ago, Rocketwolf said:

Keeping to your moral code is worth a "lost" vote now and then.

Which is why I voted for Clinton... 

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18 minutes ago, demopublican said:

She was the second worst candidate I could imagine.  I held my nose with vice grips and voted against Trump by voting for her.  If by any chance the DNC nominates her I will vote for Trump.  

It could be Powell next time... 

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1 minute ago, aboutwell said:

Which is why I voted for Clinton... 

So help me here.

Is a vote cast for the loser a "wasted vote" or not?:confused:

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7 hours ago, hst2 said:

Not to mention sane positions on the issues.

^  This.

Sounds like the Republicans aren't nutty enough for mrdeltoid. :D

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5 hours ago, Rocketwolf said:

So you vote by the way the polls tend to point?

Or the way you are told to by your party, union boss?

Well I guess it keeps you from having to think.

 

Throwing out the hard choices is what keeps you from having to think.

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48 minutes ago, Cameron said:

Throwing out the hard choices is what keeps you from having to think.

You have a point there. 

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8 hours ago, Rocketwolf said:

Keeping to your moral code is worth a "lost" vote now and then.

I've said on here dozens of times.....

The best thing about living in Maryland is you can vote your conscious ......

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10 hours ago, mrdeltoid said:

Absolutely. Gov't job is roads and national security. Period

I'll remember that the next time I buy some food and can bring it home cook it and eat it and be almost 100% certain it's not going to kill me, or the next time I fly across the country and don't have to worry one iota about whether the plane is going to fall apart in the sky, or the next time I pop an ibuprofen and can be 100% certain that what I'm taking is, in fact, ibuprofen, or...... ... ... I could go on and on.  It's way more than roads and national security and thank God for that.

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10 hours ago, mrdeltoid said:

You might want to read my post. As I said: Google the Libertarian platform if you don't really relate to either party other than one or two issues. You may be surprised how many issues you agree with. I was.B)

I was surprised! I agreed with more of the LP than Pubs or dems. Many issues is not all issues. It is said on this very forum, we should put country before party.

It's a complete set of economic and political ideals that only work if you take them wholesale. Even the crap Marx espoused was more bendable to a hybrid system.

I respect Libertarian ideals as consistent, but believe they fail terribly on being realistic. They, suffer from the same bad assumptions that Adam Smith and Marx made; people are not rational on the whole and do not consistently act in their best interests. Most people will cheat the system for even the most minor of gains.

Your views are probably still closer to old school Republican ones. They've just been crowded out by neocons and the Trump wing.

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10 hours ago, Rocketwolf said:

Keeping to your moral code is worth a "lost" vote now and then.

Amen to that :)

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