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Tell Me Again How My Vote Counts!!!!!

Tell Me Again How My Vote Counts!!!!!

To borrow a phrase my father always stated every four years, "The only difference between a Democrat and a Republican is...the one who is not in office has ways of stealing your money that the one in office hasn't thought of yet." 

If you are going to have a debate then invite all the players;  The Libertarian Party, Green Party, and Constitution Party.  This is not just about Democrats and Republicans it is about everyone who wishes to run for president with no exclusions.

The other big myth every four years...Your Vote Counts! When in fact  We The People do not elect a President or Vice- President…The Electoral College officially does that for us. So, who cares who won last night's debate.

Libertarian Presidential candidate Two-Term Governor Gary Johnson and
Vice-Presidential candidate Judge James P. Gray are on track for ballot access
in all 47 states plus Washington, D.C. but filing status is under litigation in
Michgan, Oklahoma and Pennsylvania. Another debacle.  How can he be approved for ballot access in all but three states?

Tell Me Again How My Vote Counts!!!!!

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canseeallsides October 04, 2012 at 01:26 PM
Easy and simple answer. The CPD (commission for presidential debates) was created in 1987 by the R and D to control and hold the debates because they vowed to never have another "3rd" party candidate threaten their "ruling" class like Ross Perot had done. This CPD is a non-profit company so they only have to follow those rules and have no need to actually be fair in order to help seek out the BEST candidate (or at least more choices). In fact, their only purpose is to keep everything BIPARTISAN instead of the more productive NONPARTISAN. Please support real change and help GETTHEMONEYOUT of politics and break up the plutocracy. Go vote and write in a candidate or write in NONE if you feel this way. We must return to sound money and principles to save this republic. Also remember how much money is spent each term and who makes this money during elections. I read $500,000,000 minimum for president, and it's mostly paid to the media for ads. The media ratings benefit from close races and thus they will make it seem close if they can. Lets also add the supreme court ruled that candidates can say and write anything they want during a campaign and will not be lawfully, legally or morally obligated to follow it or do what they say. Base your vote on voting record. Follow the money (what we are allowed to see) to see where each candidate stands.
Bruce October 04, 2012 at 05:46 PM
It's not really a 2-party system but a 1-party system called the "Money Party" which happens to have 2 branches (R's & D's).
Dale Murrish October 05, 2012 at 03:20 PM
Good luck trying to change the two-party system. I share your smaller, more efficient government thinking but prefer to work within the existing system supporting individual candidates who will listen to all sides and make the best decisions for the good of everyone. To avoid passing an immoral debt on to the next generation we need to quit overspending by 40%. I’m supporting Martin Howrylak for State Representative and will be voting for Romney and Ryan. Mitt Romney showed wisdom in picking Paul Ryan for his running mate, one of the few in Washington who actually has a plan to balance the budget. They will make a great team and are clearly a better choice than President Obama, who piled up another $5 trillion in debt in his first term after calling the $10T we had immoral when he was a Senator.
Barry Dingles October 05, 2012 at 06:23 PM
Tyranny marches forward through time, Left Boot(Dems), followed by the Right Boot(reps), followed by the Left Boot(Dems), followed by the right boot(Reps), and on and on....... Case in point - Repub Prez Bush had Gitmo, the Left base howled and gnashed teeth. Obama vows to end it. Ravings and salutations and votes. Obama keeps Gitmo, the Left base, chirping crickets. The "Two" Parties play the issues off each others collective bases. What one group would not accept under an opposing party leader will quietly and compliantly be accepted once the guy wearing the right color jersey gets to play the game. Its just like sports fans, its excusable if my guy kneecaps the opposing Quarterback, but if my QB gets knocked out of the game, then heads need to roll. This game happens on both sides of the aisle, its just sad that even though more and more are waking up to it, there are still so many who are so easily manipulated and used, living in intellectual and moral darkness. - per the master plan I might add.
Bruce October 05, 2012 at 09:52 PM
IMO, the best person ain't one of the choices. :)

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