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South Carolina blocks Libertarian party from ballots.

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posted on Mar, 25 2014 @ 03:59 PM
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This is a breaking video I just received from Ben Swann thru an email.

The law states that the state pays for open primaries using state funds. Well the libertarian party just found out that equality is not as it seems.

South Carolina's excuse? They can't obey the law because they can't afford it! So equality for Democrats and Republicans, but for everyone else? Not so much.....





posted on Mar, 25 2014 @ 04:02 PM
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Tyranny anyone?


And to think you broke away from the UK to get away from it, least anyone can stand here



posted on Mar, 25 2014 @ 04:10 PM
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Tyranny anyone?


Well said, my friend from across the pond!


This is nothing more than a two party system that has become so corrupt that they will break any laws they can to retain their power!



posted on Mar, 25 2014 @ 04:11 PM
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This is how they keep us down. They only way to break our game of political deadlock that keeps us down is to have more parties and easier access to getting on the ballot. With more parties. say a block of 4-5 green party guys becomes powerful. A tea party block. ( not republican but tea party) can actually block items from getting passed. How about a nice 10-12 constitution party house members that always vote to get rid of taxes and limit spending no matter what? Not only does that carry some power but it changes the way and the dynamics of the way democrats and republicans vote. Things could actually change!



posted on Mar, 25 2014 @ 04:11 PM
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Looks like the two main "parties" are scared to death of any competition !!




posted on Mar, 25 2014 @ 04:13 PM
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What a Crock! If they have "X" dollars for Dems & Repubs then instead of dividing "X" by 2, divide "X" by three.. problem solved ! To simple for equal and fair ? The whole process is becoming harder and harder to hide under a cloak of propriety which in actuality covers nothing but a political cesspool.



posted on Mar, 25 2014 @ 04:15 PM
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seeker1963


Well said, my friend from across the pond!


This is nothing more than a two party system that has become so corrupt that they will break any laws they can to retain their power!


Im pretty sure the two main party's of the UK only tolerate the multiparty system and if a third party actually became a threat we would go the same way as the USA


Luckily (or unlucky for us) the only competition to the big two here are Xenophobic nut jobs and hippies.



posted on Mar, 25 2014 @ 04:26 PM
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“The illusion of freedom will continue as long as it's profitable to continue the illusion. At the point where the illusion becomes too expensive to maintain, they will just take down the scenery, they will pull back the curtains, they will move the tables and chairs out of the way and you will see the brick wall at the back of the theater.”


Frank Zappa.


Seems very appropriate.



posted on Mar, 25 2014 @ 04:37 PM
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Who gives a #.
You mean I can't participate in their little dog and pony show? Good. I haven't voted the last 2 elections, I don't plan on voting anytime soon.



posted on Mar, 25 2014 @ 04:40 PM
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Who gives a #.
You mean I can't participate in their little dog and pony show? Good. I haven't voted the last 2 elections, I don't plan on voting anytime soon.


I am not one of those whom say, "If you don't vote, you don't have a reason to bitch."!

But you must give a snip about something to even post right?

Don't give up so easy, unless your already hunkered in and ready for a fight you may or may not win......

Other than that, I don't blame you for how you feel about elections!



posted on Mar, 25 2014 @ 05:01 PM
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no taxation without representation springs to mind...

you have to at least have a right to run a candidate to be represented.
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posted on Mar, 25 2014 @ 05:02 PM
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crazyewok

seeker1963


Well said, my friend from across the pond!


This is nothing more than a two party system that has become so corrupt that they will break any laws they can to retain their power!


Im pretty sure the two main party's of the UK only tolerate the multiparty system and if a third party actually became a threat we would go the same way as the USA


Luckily (or unlucky for us) the only competition to the big two here are Xenophobic nut jobs and hippies.


Nonetheless you do manage to have 10 parties in the Commons, and the Liberal Democrats have 57 seats which makes them enough of a 3rd option to be viable.



posted on Mar, 25 2014 @ 05:12 PM
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This is absolute BS!!! The libertarian party needs to gather in front of the state house and protest.



posted on Mar, 25 2014 @ 05:20 PM
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What secound worst to a one party state ? A two party state!



posted on Mar, 25 2014 @ 06:16 PM
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At least a one party state is intellectually honest with it self,

Two Parties, is no more a choice than one, yet it masquerades as choice.
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posted on Mar, 25 2014 @ 08:53 PM
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As somebody from this state, I can tell you that this is because the folks are scared to death that the Libertarian party would win. And, honestly, the Libertarian party would have a good shot at it.



posted on Mar, 25 2014 @ 09:41 PM
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The Libertarian Party is the Republican Party with opposable thumbs.



posted on Mar, 25 2014 @ 09:47 PM
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AnIntellectualRedneck
As somebody from this state, I can tell you that this is because the folks are scared to death that the Libertarian party would win. And, honestly, the Libertarian party would have a good shot at it.

As someone else from this state I can tell you that you are absolutely correct!
Yet in this state, if you split the vote between a Republican and a Libertarian, then the Democrat would win.
Quad



posted on Mar, 25 2014 @ 11:02 PM
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Quadrivium

AnIntellectualRedneck
As somebody from this state, I can tell you that this is because the folks are scared to death that the Libertarian party would win. And, honestly, the Libertarian party would have a good shot at it.

As someone else from this state I can tell you that you are absolutely correct!
Yet in this state, if you split the vote between a Republican and a Libertarian, then the Democrat would win.
Quad

I beg to disagree most fervently. This old excuse of "splitting" the vote has been thrown about for as long as I've been an independent voter. It is used by both parties because they are both terrified of losing their power.
We have some excellent examples in our Commonwealth of Kentucky. In a district not too far from where I live there was a fellow elected to the Senate as a Dim. During his first term or so, he became disillusioned and was approached by the Repugs and promised the moon. He capitulated and switched parties amid cries that he would never, never, never be re-elected because he "turned" on those who had elected him. Then he discovered what many of us already knew, there's really no difference. So he told both to suck eggs and became independent. At that point both Dims and Repugs were absolutely certain that this "traitor" could not possibly win an election without vast party support. The Dims were in fact so sure they could retake the seat that they ran a convicted felon (former US Congressman Carroll Hubbard) against him. While it was a close race to be sure, the independent won. And he continued to win every race.
Recently there have been three local county executives who have become totally disillusioned with their Dim association and have declared themselves party-free. The parties in my county haven't even managed to mount a candidate against the guy despite the snarling, slobbering, rabid, gnashing of teeth by the Dims.
Is it difficult to run as a third party candidate? You bet it is. I know from personal experience. Does it scare the jock-straps off the two parties? You bet it does. They will lie, cheat and steal just to keep a third party candidate off the ballot or they will lie, cheat and steal to get a nut-job as the third party candidate. I've seen it up close and personal.
That's why I would truly like to see all political parties outlawed and the money now contained in every campaign "war chest" (both from candidates and PACs) confiscated to fund Social Security and Medicare, with whatever is left over to be applied to the national debt, thus solving a couple of the serious problems we face today.
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posted on Mar, 25 2014 @ 11:48 PM
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Hey the Republicans have a real trend going here - the GOP in Ohio has also blocked the Libertarian Party from the Ballot.

Even after the Ohio Libertarian party provided the requisite number of signatures to place a candidate on the ballot, the Republican AG ruled against them. Apparently, they don't want pesky Libertarians splitting the vote.




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