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The Declaration of Independents

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posted on Jul, 2 2011 @ 08:01 PM
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Break out of the Democrat/Republican mindset. Set your own course, be your own person! Democrats and Republicans are destroying this country and eroding her freedoms daily. Declare your independence as an Independent. Vote for people, not for ideologies! It takes me 10 minutes to vote because I'm taking my time choosing individuals that I think have the same ideas as me on freedom, liberty, and prosperity for America and her citizens.

Rip off the collar, break the chain, and declare your identities as individuals! Ants and bees are a collective. We are above that. We are human beings, endowed by our creator, or by nature, or by happenstance with the ability to work alone or together for a common goal of being allowed to live out our daily lives in whatever manner we find appropriate. We don't need to be forced by our government to do these things!

Democrats, Republicans, Socialists, Communists, Fascists, Corporatists, Collectivists, Isolationists, all want us to declare ourselves a collective, a body of unification and egalitarianism. But this in order to control us as a group! We are not equal! I'm a better network engineer than my team mate. He's a better softball player than I am. We all have strengths and weaknesses that make us unique But we are kept from displaying that uniqueness by our willingness to let others lead. Kick our leaders in the tail, take up the reins yourself, and live your own lives!

/TOA




posted on Jul, 2 2011 @ 09:07 PM
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I have never voted party lines. I do my research into those who are running. I see people voting along party lines here in NE Ohio though all the time.

Look what the sheeple have done to Cleveland, Detroit and Pittsburgh. All because Daddy and Grandpappy voted that way. It's a family tradition. It's the Union way or whatever excuse.

I like to look at them and ask them if they are in-bred. That always gets a reaction.



posted on Jul, 2 2011 @ 09:17 PM
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I live in Texas, and as such I know that no matter how long the line is to vote, it's not going to take me long to get to the booth. Almost without fail a person walks up, votes, and are on their way in about 20 seconds. Party lines all the way. It's disgusting. Thanks for your comments!

/TOA



posted on Jul, 2 2011 @ 09:20 PM
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Why is it disgusting? You do know why alot of people vote party lines I imagine so I won't bother explaining it to you. This is simply how they choose to vote which is their right and frankly I don't think you should be criticizing people for their choices.

Anyone who takes the time to actually go down and vote should be respected whether you agree with how they are doing it or not.



posted on Jul, 2 2011 @ 09:59 PM
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I may be wrong, but I think that he is not criticizing people for their choices as to how they vote, but for the lack of thinking about how they vote and the reasons they support this or that candidate.

Voting just because it's your civic duty doesn't help without looking into the candidates positions and how they have conducted themselves in the past. We see it more and more everyday that "we the people" are puttting yabooheads into office.



posted on Jul, 2 2011 @ 10:03 PM
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Often the top person on the ticket is the one you care most about. Voting the party under him will make the chances better that his policy's which you agree with will have an easier time being implemented. I often vote the same ticket in local and state elections for that very reason.

I would rather see the leader's I agree with have more cooperation and less gridlock and this in my view is a perfectly legitimate thing to do when voting.

The op calls it disgusting and I don't believe that it is his place to make that determination on the way I choose to vote.



posted on Jul, 2 2011 @ 10:17 PM
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Originally posted by kro32
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Why is it disgusting? You do know why alot of people vote party lines I imagine so I won't bother explaining it to you. This is simply how they choose to vote which is their right and frankly I don't think you should be criticizing people for their choices.

Anyone who takes the time to actually go down and vote should be respected whether you agree with how they are doing it or not.


Yes, I know why people vote along party lines. They have no idea, nor do they have any care, that their party is killing them. I don't care how they vote. I care why they vote. Well they don't even know why. They only vote because it's "their right to vote", not "because I have a concern about this or that issue". Exercising your rights is paramount, but know why you are exercising them.

I'm the last person to tell anyone how they can exercise their rights, but exercising your rights without realizing its effects is ignorant and irresponsible. What's worse, exercising your right to free speech by calling a black person the "n" word, or not exercising that right and just thinking it? "How" and "why" aren't mutually exclusive, and one depends on the other to make informed choices. Those people have zero clue about the people they're putting into office. All they know is "this party does this for me" without thought one of what that party is doing to others.

Good for them. They got up off their lazy butts and voted. But putting no thought into a vote, and how it affects the community, city, state, and country is worse than not voting at all.

/TOA



posted on Jul, 2 2011 @ 10:52 PM
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edit on 2-7-2011 by The Old American because: edited because kro is a good guy and we can disagree peacefully



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