[quote][quote=j,18 July 2004, 10:39]
Originally Posted by ken,18 July 2004, 08:58
Politicians look at who else got votes. I vote libertarian all the time because, hopefully, whoever does get elected will say, "Hey, a whole slew of these darned Americans want to be free. Maybe I'd better enact some legislation that will please them so next time they'll vote for ME."
(Since no one can kick me off, I get to hijack the thread, so I will answer this.) This is good logic, but my own logic is more like HRHAndrew's: I will not vote for the lesser of two evils, for it is still a vote for evil. I have no delusions that my vote will count; I would probably lay 1000-1 odds that my state will go to Kerry. However, I still find fault with those who would vote for Bush because for all the evil he's done he is still "better" than Kerry. In my opinion, a vote for Bush is a vote against America and the ideals it was founded on. [Edit: For the record, I feel the same way about a vote for Kerry.] I'm not trying to start anything, (and if anyone wants to go at a political discussion in length I'd like it to move to the General forum), but a vote for a man (oligarchical group, more accurately) so venal and fascistic and with such contempt and disregard for people like my friends in the Army who are over killing and dying for Halliburton, Kellogg, Brown & Root, Raytheon, GE, and all the other war industry companies, is a vote for evil. Kerry offers no better choice in almost any way I can think of, in fact he may be worse. But to re-elect such a psychopath for whatever reason is itself insanity. /soapbox. P.s., by the way, anyone who thinks Bush cares whether you live or die or whether your kid gets sent to die for his cronies' profit, you are delusional and you should get that checked out. And from "his" (his handlers'
track record and stated goals a Bush re-election poses the greatest threat of a draft, which may lead to internal strife you have never dreamed possible.
Please stop with politics, this is a forum for families...
Of course, this causes the obvious question to arise: Which is worse politics or profanity? Jon.