To vote or not to vote. Oh my!
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My first choice is Gary Johnson, but he does not have a chance of winning. My second and third choices, (Rand Paul & Ben Carson), are out of the race. I am left with Ted Cruz or Donald Trump. Cruz is probably the better of the two as far as being a more "Constitutional" candidate, but I just do not think he will be the winner. Donald Trump scares me about his world trade positions and his immature temper. He may land us right into another major war. So, it might be better to vote my conscience instead of for the only candidate who can win. Or maybe sit this one out. What you going to do?
You watch, but the day after the Republican Convention, you're going to see the ads:
1. Donald Trump supported the Brady Bill. He's not really going to protect the Second Amendment.
2. Donald Trump isn't going to build the wall (cue NY Times interview).
3. Donald Trump isn't going to repeal Obamacare (he's in favor of government healthcare).
4. Donald Trump is no different than Hillary on social issues like abortion, gay marriage, etc.
The only thing that can possibly pull Trump's bacon out of this fire is an indictment against Hillary. If I vote at all in the Generals, it won't be for Trump or Clinton.
...and the band continues to plays as the ship ship sinks.
1. They have the legal right to do so.
2. That puts Cruz over Trump but Cruz quit.
3. That means anyone can be selected at the convention using only seated delegates. Who? Whoever the Republican establishment wants.
4. Hillary gets indicted after the convention. That means her VP choice moves up? What's the answer to that? Let's hope it's Sanders.
With Trump dumped and Hillary jailed...
It may not be pretty but it won't be those two.
The choices are International Socialism, National Socialism (they are both fascist) or a return to the Constitution. At least you could have got the definitions right.
Stupid is as stupid does...no dollars for you.
but as it happens I don't have to contribute through the do nothing party...I can and have been contributing directly to Johnson. But that too is coming to a halt as they NOTA method stands a better chance.
Try reframing again....you aren't very good at it.
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As one who has voted for every Libertarian presidential candidate since 1972, I think the exact opposite is true. By voting for my principles, my votes over the years have had far more impact than if I had allowed the two “establishment” parties to dictate my choices.
Consider this: no matter how you have voted for President in the past, your vote has never made a difference in the outcome. Nor will it do so in the future. Even if you live in a “swing state” that could go either way, your lone vote will not spell the difference between victory and defeat for either establishment party candidate.
So if you can’t change the election outcome, why vote at all? The answer is that by voting Libertarian, you will be adding to the vote totals of the only party that consistently supports individual freedom. And those vote totals matter – the establishment parties pay close attention when a significant number of voters break with the two-party system, and they will often modify their stands on certain issues to protect their base and prevent further defections.
On the other hand, if you vote for the “lesser of two evils,” you are saying in effect, “I support the political status quo. I have faith in the two-party system, and I’m not interested in supporting candidates from other parties, even if they have fresh ideas that I agree with. I don’t like either of the two establishment party candidates, but I will vote for Establishment Party Candidate X because he is not quite as bad as Establishment Party Candidate Y.” This truly is a waste of your vote, and does nothing to advance the cause of freedom.
As for Rules Commitee one comment is they would raise a fire storm..big deal . GOP will do what they are told to do and look out after their own best interests. If they don't want Trump they have the means to do it using the winner take all disallowed rule which may be why it was put in for this year. It is a valid point.
I say Trump would be better than Hillary, and has a chance to beat her.
We have yet to hear any vision of Trump's except how to line his own pockets.
The very LAST thing John Galt wanted was to lead anyone...the exact opposite of The Donald. Remember, Galt was given this opportunity and flatly refused...I don't know how anyone who's read Atlas Shrugged could ever think differently.
That's about as good as argument as I can make on the subject.
I will NOT vote for Clinton or Sanders. However, I can't bring myself to vote for Trump(et). He reminds me of the bullies who routinely beat me up in elementary school and I refuse to support him on those grounds alone.
I am going to vote, right or wrong, but I won't vote for any of the existing candidates unless I discover an compelling reason to vote for The Donald. At this point, the only thing that might make me reconsider is if Cruz threw his support behind Trump. Unless that were to happen, it looks like a "write-in" candidate for me, regardless of what people say about it being a vote for Hillary. At least, I will be able to live with my conscience.
That is not, pardon me, very rational.
As I said elsewhere, voting is like shooting people. Generally wrong, but sometimes one must act in self-defense.
Not voting is not even trying to defend yourself.
And so is not voting for the Libertarian Party candidate, whether Gary Johnson or someone else. (Except, perhaps, in 2008.)
The choice of Johnson or NOTA depends on the State and it's winner take all rules. Much different when your vote is not going to be stolen and given to the leftists. We'll have to see if the GOP Rules Committee does as they said they are going to do.
With interest rates at historical low levels our annual interest expense is $230 billion which is 6% of the budget , at historical rates annual expense soars to almost a trillion or 24% of budget! That is interest only.
In the last 20 years fed spending has grown 63% faster than inflation. NOTA will be of any help, the big spenders should all go to debtors prison and they can piss where ever they want hopefully on the traitors.
"Thou shalt Sacrifice"!
Then I chose Ted Cruz, and he dropped out yesterday.
Trump is not the wild-eyed crazy the mainscream press try to portray him as, but his policy positions have been few and far between, and are fairly incoherent. I don't understand why the Republican establishment doesn't like him. They have spent the last two elections looking for a candidate that can win in the Northeast. All he needs to do is buy them off, and they'll fall in line.
legal to run, get that through the thick heads, think it through... barry was not legal clearly obvious for those who study law, to put one of those three in would solidify barrys lawless orders, also would be in a compromising position to carry the lie. Trump will clear this up, when clairified ALL barrys lawless orders will be VOID... get that? reverse all that communist garbage. this is why trump is attacked by gop, THEY ARE IN ON IT'
choice of Cruz. As much as I despise him, I think
I will have to vote for Trump, to keep H. Clinton
out. Think about the Supreme Court appointments.
Of course, with Trump, it would be a crapshoot, and a wild risk, but with H. Clinton?! Out-and-
Well at least we found that out for sure.
I'm going back to none of the Above and continuing to help increasing the unrepresented 46-50% of the eligible voters who have turned their backs on rigged and closed elections and have turned their backs on left wing socialism.
My oath of office is and was to the Constitution not to the writings of Marx and Engels or Adolf and company.
The rest of you congratulation for a well runr revolution you have only to pick a new flag for the USSA and move July Fourth to May First.
As a 24 year retired veteran I cannot go back on my oath of office at this late juncture and really don't care which of the two gets to be Premier.
240 years was however 40 year past the average.
I'll wait until the real breakup starts.. you realize that by circle filing the Constitution there is no legal reason for any State or States to remain.
Now I'm sure some of the leftists who wish to use the patina of our former status as a way to continue fooling the public will cry foul. I do not care. Just remember the new rule is ' arrest is a matter of mere suspicion and carries no rights for the individual arrested. Not since your congress and President change the Bill of Rights .
A breakup of the former USA? Now that I would like to see."
close to 1/3 of Fed govt revenue of $3.3 trillion.
So Last year, 24 percent of the budget, or $888 billion, paid for Social Security, which provided monthly retirement benefits averaging $1,342 to 40 million retired workers in December 2015.
Medicare, Medicaid, the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), and Affordable Care Act (ACA) marketplace subsidies — together accounted for 25 percent of the budget in 2015, or $938 billion. Nearly two-thirds of this amount, or $546 billion, went to Medicare, which provides health coverage to around 55 million people who are over age 65 or have disabilities. The rest of this category funds Medicaid, CHIP, and ACA subsidy and exchange costs.
Defense and international security assistance:
Another 16 percent of the budget, or $602 billion, paid for defense and security-related international activities.
Oops the money is spent, nothing left for:
Safety net programs:
This category includes all programs in the income security function (600) except those that fall in the following two subfunctions: federal employees’ retirement and disability (602) and general retirement and disability insurance (601). The latter contains the Pension Benefit Guarantee Corporation and also covers programs that provide pension and disability benefits to certain small groups of private-sector workers.
Remaining program areas:
This category includes all federal expenditures not included in one of the five categories defined above. The subcomponents of this category that are displayed in the graph are defined as follows:
•Benefits for federal retirees: Federal employee retirement and disability subfunction (602, which is part of the income security function).
•Transportation: This subcategory consists of the entire transportation function (400).
•Education: The education subcategory combines three subfunctions of the education, training, employment, and social services function: elementary, secondary, and vocational education; higher education; and research and general educational aids (subfunctions 501, 502, and 503 respectively).
•Science and medical research: This subcategory consists of the general science, space, and technology function (250) and the health research and training subfunction (552).
•Non-security international: This subcategory consists of the international affairs function (150) except for international security assistance, which is included with defense, above.
•All other: This subcategory consists of all other federal expenditures
We are in for tough times ahead period!
You deserve what you ask for.
If you haven't seen a better place you haven't looked.
i'm going fishing
NOTA is one one them
The other is for the Do Nothing Party to form a coalition of the disenfranchised and unrepresented the 46% who aren't registered and don't vote and the percentage of those registered who won''t vote knowing their vote will be given to someone they despise.
Window of opportunity is urging by email or letter the Rules Committee of the GOP to reject those delegates representing the stolen winner takes all votes and the move by Sanders to contest at the Socialist convention. 10:1 he's looking for an alternate candidate resolution to pass and take that spot figuring Hillary is going to jail.
Whatever the reason the window is open but not for long.
Where are the Libertarians? One comment and one comment only. Send Money.