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posted on Oct, 8 2011 @ 07:13 PM
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Some states only allow a person registered with a party to vote in the primaries. I know a lot of Democrats who are registered Republicans so that they can vote for the Republican least likely to win against a Democrat. I am sure many other people on both sides do the same thing. So there is at least one reason to register a Republican if you are an Independent. But, in the case of Ron Paul, many Independents should register Republican simply to put the guy the Republican party does not want to be the party nominated choice.




posted on Oct, 8 2011 @ 07:13 PM
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Oh, I'm very aware. "Meet the new boss, same as the old boss.",



posted on Oct, 8 2011 @ 07:14 PM
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I say well done! I dunno if Florida is a closed primary but if it is, it is imperative to register Republican and vote for him. Otherwise he won't win. If he doesn't win - America is screwed. The people saying not to change your political affiliation don't understand the primary process or don't understand how important it is. We lost in 2008 because people didn't spread the importance of it. I have seen a phenomenal effort put out this election season to educate people about registering and becoming Delegates. (super voters)

Thank you for doing your homework. The future of America is thankful to you.



posted on Oct, 8 2011 @ 07:17 PM
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Florida and many other states have closed primaries thus if you want to support a Republican candidate for POTUS in the Primary one has to be a registered Republican

Always was a registered Independent.



posted on Oct, 8 2011 @ 07:20 PM
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Ron Paul's for phasing out SS overtime by allowing young people to opt out.

Ron Paul is a typical Republican pretty much in name only.



posted on Oct, 8 2011 @ 07:20 PM
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Why would you go republican when they area HUGE part of the problem?


To support fixing the problem.



posted on Oct, 8 2011 @ 07:24 PM
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If Ron Paul was serious he would not go republican. They are truly evil in my eyes. If he really want what was best why would he join those evil you know whats? Besides he wants to cut social security and medicare I believe. Is for the little guy the poor, the homeless etc? Will he bring the outsourced jobs back, crack down on illegal immigration,tax the rich, give all those on social security and disablity a raise to make up for the lack of raises for 2 or 3 years? Will he give all federal employees who make under $40K a year a raise plus miltary personal? Is he going to bring back the troops? IS he willing to change the whole system to make it more humane and geared towards human beings not money? Will he make sure EVERYONE has GOOD health care and equal acess to DRs? Will he make sure more afforadable housing is being built and less luxery housing? Will he lower taxes for the poor and elderly? Will he try to solve the homeless problem. Will he not use religion as en excuse for stupid polices such as the protection of marriage act? If he cant not answer these questions well there is no way he can make things better! I am only voting for the woman (or man); who can solve the inequalties within our system. It can be done and must be done or occupy wall street will get so much worse. People are sick of the BS!



posted on Oct, 8 2011 @ 07:30 PM
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Something tells me, you haven't been paying any attention to anything, that's been going on for the last fifty years. All of a sudden you woke up, in a state of zombification and you're ready to be a part of something ?
Why are you going to do this ? Whom will this benefit ? Do you realise that a free thinking person wouldn't even bother ? It's absolutely mindless IMO. No matter who TPTB select and then tell you that's who we voted for.
You won't be happy. The POTUS can be anyone. They all have a gun to their head. And the agenda they must follow isn't anything that's going to make you happy or proud.

Voting is the biggest con of all time.

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posted on Oct, 8 2011 @ 07:34 PM
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All this poltical BS has been going on for more than 50 years probably since WW2. I saw a video where JFK was talking about how the system was corrupt. Eventually the colonist broke away from England; will we ever break free of this tryanny? I am just too sick of it!



posted on Oct, 8 2011 @ 07:36 PM
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Stay Indy if you can but good on you for getting involved in the system.





posted on Oct, 8 2011 @ 07:52 PM
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I’ll be staying independent at heart and may change my status down the road.

To answer the question, why vote?

Well the Florida primaries have been moved up and my vote for Ron Paul may actually make a difference.

In 2008 McCain conceded before the Florida votes had finished being counted. That time my vote didn’t count for real.



posted on Oct, 8 2011 @ 08:03 PM
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Originally posted by IndieA
I’ll be staying independent at heart and may change my status down the road.

To answer the question, why vote?

Well the Florida primaries have been moved up and my vote for Ron Paul may actually make a difference.

In 2008 McCain conceded before the Florida votes had finished being counted. That time my vote didn’t count for real.


All voting does, is tell D.C. you havn't wised up.and most likely never will. But it's a free country, so you are allowed to ignore the truth of what you're doing. In fact you're encouraged to do that. Blue pill right?



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posted on Oct, 8 2011 @ 08:53 PM
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Originally posted by dreamseeker
Republicans are for the wealthy and elite. They try to sell us the whole trickle down theory. I know democrats have some faults as well but democrats are the lesser of the two evils. Republicans are agianst change. Liberal in fact means for change while conservative means the status quo.
For me I think a liberal Independent would be best. I am still looking for someone to run under a humanist or people party; for the people, by the people stance.
Why would you go republican when they area HUGE part of the problem?


The way you have characterized Democrats and Republicans shows that you have little understanding of either party. To say that Democrats are for change and Republicans are for the status quo is incorrect. Also, there are PLENTY of "wealthy and elite" Democrats. Roseanne Barr, Michael Moore...the list of wealthy and elite Democrats goes on and on, but those are 2 very wealthy Democrats who have been in the news being highly critical of Republicans lately.

I don't think EITHER party is for the status quo. Conservatives want there to be LESS government intervention, while liberals tend to think there should be MORE. BOTH parties want to see change, both in the direction they favor. There are good people in both political parties.

I am conservative, and have friends who are conservative and friends who are liberal. My conservative friends and I believe in self reliance, and that people should be responsible for themselves, with a safety net there for rare instances when the government could help temporarily; however, we believe that people are generally good, and if the government didn't help others out, the community would. For example, my church has many programs to help those in need in our community. Also, whenever there has been a disaster, the churches here have rallied together, sending both necessary supplies and volunteers to help out.

My liberal friends think that the government's role should be larger, and that the government has a responsibility to make sure that everyone is cared for. They believe that the government must regulate things and try to fix the problems of society (the "war on poverty" comes to mind.)

All of this party hatred is ridiculous, and I think the politicians stir it up to keep themselves in power. "Down here" at our level, I believe we all want what's best for America; we just differ on the best way to get there. Neither party wants children to starve or people to remain jobless; we just disagree about the ways to bring about the change WE ALL CRAVE.



posted on Oct, 8 2011 @ 09:02 PM
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He wants to eventually phase out social security only IF people DESIRE to opt-out from the SS system and promised to honor the current SS to those who have already payed into it. If he was truly was as 'against the little people' and 'evil republican' he wouldn't care about honoring SS and allowing people to opt-out. It is technically a ponzi scheme, look at how the two systems work and you'll see where they are identical.

SS is a system where people have pieces of their paychecks taken from them before they even get to TOUCH it, without their permission. How is that REMOTELY considered looking out the little people? The money is used to pay for the funds of the current generation of seniors but as seniors grow, the funds won't be enough, hence why there is a major liability right now in the SS system.

It is unsustainable and there is NOTHING wrong with giving power back to the people to be personally responsible to save their own money for their own retirement.
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posted on Oct, 8 2011 @ 09:15 PM
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The Republicans are against the Democrats.
The Democrats are against the Republicans.

Let's keep supporting the system that keeps us at each others throats?



posted on Oct, 8 2011 @ 09:50 PM
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I say don't become affiliated with either party, but this is just my two cents, you can do whatever you like. Electoral politics can only do so much, and I think that's been consistently illustrated since this American experiment began.



posted on Oct, 8 2011 @ 10:21 PM
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About to do the same, it pains me to drop my Libertarian registration. But its for the cause and all that.



posted on Oct, 8 2011 @ 10:44 PM
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I changed affiliation to GOP so I could vote for Ron a couple months ago.
In a closed primary state obviously.
Everyone that supports him absolutely should.



posted on Oct, 8 2011 @ 10:51 PM
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I currently have no party affiliation and never have but I think Ron Paul is a good guy and I want to support him.

I also live in Florida and would like to show my support in the primaries.

I think if other independents like Ron Paul, they should do the same.


I think that the fact you are registering is the most important thing.
It doesn't matter which party you register under, since you can always change that, but... get in the game, my friend! And the fact that you want to support your candidate makes your decision on party that much easier.

Congratulations, good luck, and remember -- Ron Paul cannot win unless his supporters such as you REGISTER and VOTE!!



posted on Oct, 8 2011 @ 11:05 PM
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Good plan. Register with the party that supports the Corporate elite and has declared war on the middle class.

You can't move up into the elite status unless you are GOP. Wise choice!!





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