Originally posted by links234
reply to post by SpartanKingLeonidas
I chose a political party because I looked at their ideals and found they mostly are in-tune with my own. Naturally not every representative
can hold the same beliefs as every one of their constituents, for that reason you choose the one side that most fits your ideals. That's speaking on
a strictly political party way of thinking. What's most deeply unfortunate about American politics is that your vote only matters if you choose a
'D' or an 'R'. Money brings power in this country and the majority rules. I see people on a daily basis shriek at the hint of socialism yet I look
at democratically socialist nations in europe and find they're better represented than I am on a national level. Pirate party in Sweden?!
I do understand just how someone generally goes about picking a political party.
My thoughts on it though are that both the Democrat's and Republican's are playing the citizenry for fools, seemingly at odds, while having an
agenda, divide and conquer.
I have not found either political party as better than the other, both are a false dichotomy.
If you are forced to pick one of two sides, you are being forced to pick a predetermined outcome.
In other words, if we have all these other political parties, yet two are the only ones ever dominating the Presidential elections, as well as a
majority of the other political offices throughout our nation, people should be scratching their heads and wondering.
A complete and total dominance of two different political parties, over all the rest, should be a near statistical impossibility, if things are being
run right, where the citizens are making decisions, but a majority of the citizenry do not even vote.
Politician's pander to a party ideal and to the majority through polls.
A poll is a fixed position decision picker, depending upon the people to participate.
If only 10% participate, then 10% of the populace is deciding, for the other 90%.
As well, politician's believe falsely, that this doing a poll on a certain set of demographics is fair.
Yes, I realize life is not fair, but by doing these poll's this way, they intentionally skew how things are done, by picking selectively, I might
add, who they are going to try to curry favor from, in how they reply, respond, or speak to.
On top of this the lobbying groups, special interest groups, and Big Money
More often than not those organizations write the laws for those politicians.
This is exactly why the Healthcare discussions did not work at those Town Hall
The lobbying groups, special interest groups, and Big Money
have insulated the politicians.
Because they've paid for the politician's re-election machine which rigs the election.
Those in power in Washington D.C. have grown so far out of touch with society.
Originally posted by links234
You can get in deeper with deciding which issues you feel the most strong about. I'm for higher taxes for higher earners but I'm against abortion,
to an extent, while being all for gun ownership. Spreading the wealth while maintaining individuality...I feel stronger about some issues than others,
this will affect my vote.
I have yet to have found a politician who does not make me want to puke.
I see, hear, and comprehend the political double-speak.
Each and every one of them are liars, cheats, and ignoramuses.
Originally posted by links234
You can claim to be middle of the road and independent all day long, but you have an idea on how things ought to be, this leads you to the left or to
the right. Otherwise you're just a limp noodle making irrational decisions based on the time of day.
It is not my claiming to be middle of the road, it is a fact, claiming it would mean I'm not sincere, and I am sincere, I've registered as an
My thoughts on how things should be, verses how they actually are, are completely different.
The corruption, graft, and political horse-puckey I see go on in Washington D.C. makes me ill.
It does not lead me left, nor does it lead me right, it leads me to believe our country is doomed.
Instead of making statements about limp noodles which does nothing but lamely force your opinion upon me, about me, how about instead actually asking
I see both sides of the proverbial coin, two headed coin at that, both sides have an agenda.
To not allow the country to be run except through divide and conquer mentality.
Remember, there are two sides of the coin, but as well, there is a third side.
The serrated edge of the coin, which cuts like a knife, and cuts to the quick of it.
I do not now, nor will I ever want to pick left
when it comes to politics.
I see the straight down the middle path as the most interesting path.
I do nothing according to other people's wishes, ideals, thoughts, or illusions.
This is because I am not a blind follower but a well rounded leader.
I was taught specifically to never be a follower, like the lemmings running at the slightest noise.
I was taught to watch out for the cliff when the lemmings might run off of it.
And to know how to turn the herd around before they plunge to their demise.
Politics is nothing more than a staged show, why else would it be called The World Stage
I think inside the box
, outside the box
, and smash the box and start over
My ideas and ideals of how our nation and this world work, over how it is taught that it is supposed to work, clash immensely, because I see nothing
more than bureaucracy choking off society, instead of promoting the intelligence, those in power seek instead to rule by fear, stupidity, and
In other words, there is a distinct discrepancy, between the ideals and reality of the world.
Xenophobia is a strong emotion and those citizens who vote are too terrified to reach out into the unknown, and become a leader themselves, and
instead they neglect their responsibilities as citizens to become leaders and shirk their duty.
Instead they would rather whine, complain, and bitch about those in office.
When they know full well that to make that change happen they have to actually get into the political arena themselves, and fight against those who
screw our nation.
People have forgotten that picking up a weapon will not solve the problems.
A block of C-4, a M-16, and a noose will not change the system, nor will flying a plane into a building, those are acts of cowards, of people who
think only of physical action.
How about picking up the paperwork to get into political office and making the change?
Before you answer the last question, it was rhetorical, people are far too irresponsible, lazy, and selfish as well as self-centered, and would rather
someone else do it.