Originally posted by calstorm
The only thing I am undecided on is whether or not to write in Ron Paul or vote for Garry Johnson. I will be voting however.
Voting is a sacred right of humankind and secret. Although as an individual, you and I are powerless in the corridors of power. But our votes, when
combined with others, have the ability to give direction to the course of not only ours, but the path of humanity's progress and evolution, for we
share the world.
Thus, we have to take great responsibility with our votes, for it is an individual power,not only for ourselves, but for others as well as the
innocent next generations.
The President is NOT yours or my servant alone. He serves ALL, even those whom do not vote for him, for the sake of progress and evolution of society
and mankind, which is his responsibility.
In a democracy, he is not the dictator, but work to get issues done based upon consensus of Congress - the elected legislatives of our districts.
Thus, he must show that he has the calibre to form a consensus for issues of society to be shared, discussed and debated so that rational decisions be
But in the event of a gridlock, he, with at least a big group of legislatives on his side after debates, must have the courage to make an executive
decision and be forever solely responsible alone for it, to veto or to executive order laws, for society to progress. That is his power, limited to
one or 2 terms only, unlike tyrants.
Thus, when you vote for a President, do make sure that you vote for one who can facillitate the consensual view in the 2 party Congress. Alone, he
will only be lambasted and even impeached by Congress whom may be hell bent determined to vote along party lines, not for the sake of nation, as one
party had proven over dire economic issues over the past 4 years, hampering the alleviation of common americans.
Democracy is a divine gift.
Unfortunately, it takes time for mankind to be fully aware of what it entails and the responsibilities, as a whole and not as one. Thus, many
democracy failed, for many were still ignorant and made use of by the corrupt, as in African and the Middle East in the past. But today, many are
When you decide on whom to vote, you only need to sit down, be calm, and with a pen and paper, rationalise OBJECTIVELY upon the stands of the
candidates on the issues of state, where they stand, such as domestic and foreign policy issues covering political, socia-economic affairs.
Then tick as appropriate on those candidates, whom will have different views, and then base upon the highest number of ticks, to VOTE for him, based
on those ticks, and not on personal preferences for the President or Elected Legislatives is not meant to serve you alone, but the ENTIRE nation.
Democracy is freedom for humanity. Freedom is a power to change events, and with it comes RESPONSIBILITIES to others, for no man is an island.
I wish you all the best on whomever you vote for. Cheers! :-)