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Next Week I Am Voting...for Ron Paul

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posted on Oct, 27 2012 @ 12:59 PM
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I am posting this here as a Rant because I am bringing nothing new to the table, other than sharing brief personal history and experience.

I find it very difficult to shake the condition-ings and belief systems of my upbringing. I was raised in a conservative (republican) household, which went against the grain in my NY Italian neighborhood, of which most were liberal democrats (primarily union-based, understandably).

I was super conservative in high school. I skipped school in 1984 to see Ronald Reagan speak in Boston knowing I would be grounded for 2 weeks for doing so. Still glad I did it - more so as rebellious act and following my heart at the time rather than conforming to the rules. This, after all, was prior to my knowledge and understanding of the Neo-Cons.

The USMC fed my conservative thought processes, what, with training me to hate and kill anyone who threatened the American value system (or even differed in our views). I was a grunt, 0311, proud and ready. I am still proud of being a Marine, but not for the reasons some might think.

College loosened me up a bit, and I found myself centering politically. Those professors really know how to work ya, bless their hearts. More like "professional students." Bachelors, Masters, Doctorate, post-Doctorate, Adjunct, Tenure...they never left campus, most of them!

When I got into the work force, I snapped back to the conservative right. I was making $20,600 dollars in my first job, paying taxes and working toward the American dream. It was a year before I got off the student diet of spaghetti, tuna and PB&J. Yet I experienced people in my lower income neighborhood who did not work but lived better than I. That motivated me to work harder and explore opportunities to do better.

Many years have gone by since then and I have arrived at a place that has existed in myself all along: distrust, non-conformity, rebellion, seeker of truth, freedom fighter.

I am not buying the 2-party system anymore. I am not buying the BS. I will not vote for the lessor of two evils. I will not comply.

I've struggled with this similarly with my Catholic conditioning and belief system. But that's another rant in and of itself. I have managed to transcend that, as well, however.

One question I have is what happened to the momentum of Paul? Other than, perhaps, Perot in the second Bush I election, it has been the greatest show of 3rd party, outside-candidate support I remember in my lifetime. This despite the media suppression, blackouts and downright ridicule of Ron Paul from Fox to MSNBC.

My voice is a small and individual one. But I will speak next week nonetheless by writing in Ron Paul. This is where I get off the train and depart from the rest of the herd.

I no longer consider this a waste of a vote; in fact, I believe it will be the most important vote I have ever cast.

I no longer believe it matters which of the 2-party system wins because they are one in the same.

I Rant here not in attempt to change your mind in any way. Rather, I am just venting and encouraging you to explore your options.

I do feel better now that I have gotten this down, albeit in an electronic format.

If you have read this, thanks for reading. If not, I understand completely.

Blessings to you all, and to the United States of America (for which it once stood and for which I believe it could still be).




posted on Oct, 27 2012 @ 01:04 PM
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if i was american i would vote for shane mckman and the WWE..lol

i guess that would be classed as "throwing away your vote"...cause he aint winning....but still



posted on Oct, 27 2012 @ 01:09 PM
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At least we have the freedom to vote for whomever we want (for now).
If you feel Ron Paul is your guy then go for it!



posted on Oct, 27 2012 @ 01:10 PM
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reply to post by TheGreatDivider
 


Thanks.

Care to share your thoughts?



posted on Oct, 27 2012 @ 01:13 PM
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Good for you for stepping outside the box and voting your convictions. Most people blindly vote the political party they were raised in. I wish Ron Paul would have run as an independent instead of under the republican party. His views didn't align with the republican platform. So he paid for it by being an outcast, ridiculed by his own party and the entire media.

I would have voted for Ron, but I feel my views align more with Jill Stein's political beliefs. Anyone other than the major two political party candidates would be a better choice.



posted on Oct, 27 2012 @ 01:17 PM
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Originally posted by capod2t
reply to post by TheGreatDivider
 


Thanks.

Care to share your thoughts?


I honestly don't know if voting matters anymore... I know that sounds crazy but if you just look at politics today is anything done that "the people" want or are things done no matter what the people want?
Trust me I don't want to feel like this, but I do.



posted on Oct, 27 2012 @ 01:23 PM
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Most people blindly vote the political party they were raised in.


I agree wholeheartedly - people are voting the party, not the person.

And right back at ya on voting outside the box!



posted on Oct, 27 2012 @ 01:27 PM
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is anything done that "the people" want or are things done no matter what the people want?


I feel ya.

I do believe that some who pursue office really believe they can make a difference when they get there.

The problem is, they get there.

I oft refer people to that Eddie Murphy movie, Distinguished Gentleman, even tho it was a comedy, the underlying points are profound with regard to the "machine"




posted on Oct, 27 2012 @ 01:28 PM
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its a real damned shame the whole thing, i like Ron but since the other two front runners pander to every corporation whim, lobby like crazy and own all media outlets....Its a very sad pipe dream

USA has huge financial issues and owes a massive debt that both party's promise NOT to actually to reduce (as they havnt for... 100-200 years?) which is crippling the USA job market export, research, manufacturing and this means many unemployed completely and a vast percentage in poor or low income/living standard situations.

Yet what hasn't worked and has been in slow decline, is still the popular vote by 90%

You guys are screwed and you have my sympathy's.

EDIT: i asked a friend who they were voting for and they said they simply didnt know enough so would just not vote, so i said "what about some huge quiz that would even all the options up, ask questions and give a scale rating then at the end tell you who you should vote for" They replied "as i understand it if the big guys thought they would lose due, even slightly, to the web site, it would be shut down or accidentally unavailable". Point well made



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posted on Oct, 27 2012 @ 01:31 PM
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You guys are screwed and you have my sympathy's.


thanks.

I wish us all the best.



posted on Oct, 27 2012 @ 01:47 PM
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Originally posted by capod2t
I no longer consider this a waste of a vote; in fact, I believe it will be the most important vote I have ever cast.


I take it Ron Paul still has a chance?



posted on Oct, 27 2012 @ 01:50 PM
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I take it Ron Paul still has a chance?
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No, but that's not the point. In order to stand up for change, we have to start somewhere. If enough people vote for other-than the two, I believe it will get attention.



posted on Oct, 27 2012 @ 01:51 PM
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Originally posted by capod2t



I take it Ron Paul still has a chance?
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No, but that's not the point. In order to stand up for change, we have to start somewhere. If enough people vote for other-than the two, I believe it will get attention.


i tend to agree most people know theres no point between the two front runners anyway, so most dont even bother, at least try and start to make a point, its a long time coming.

Good for you capod2t



posted on Oct, 27 2012 @ 02:02 PM
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IMHO...the only way to honor Ron Paul, and the values he stands for is to vote Gary Johnson.....hope you will consider that option.....



posted on Oct, 27 2012 @ 02:55 PM
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I share your same enthusiam for Ron Paul OP and I also said the same thing. I'm not voting for the lessor of two evils. But now that the clock is runnning down....I'm starting to question myself. I'm just as frayed as ever as what to do! I still don't freaking know what to do. I'm scarred of both leading candidates.

The other day, I started looking at Chile as alternative place to live. This country is going down hill. The very country that you served under. You have every right to do what your conscious tells you do.



posted on Oct, 27 2012 @ 02:55 PM
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Thank-You so much for this link, had never seen the movie, ended up watching the whole thing....was great....my total fantasy...well one of them anyways
Although in my ultimate dream we hook them all up to lie ditector machines...now that would would be the "ultimate" reality show........God Help Us......









 
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