I don't like how the media is with the Republican nominations. The literally ignore Ron Paul and separate him out from the rest because his ideas are different; he really says the truth. Even when it's him and Romney left, I think, they still focus on Romney and already assume he will face Obama. Things will still be the same with Obama or Romney because they're almost the same.
Lady-Liberty: What do you expect from a President? Name one president that has been Perfect. And I mean Perfect. If you can then nvm. But If you cant, then That post by you was uncalled for.
O and Im strongly against Ron Paul. But still Independent.
M4nnE: I don't judge. :D
M4nnE, you might think you're fighting the good fight, but that's the worst post I've seen in this thread, in terms of everything. Just saying.
What can I say? I have another roomate that plays around on this account as well. and two friends who get on this account just to see the fiction and non fiction stories. I cant take all the credit.
And Obama can't take all of the credit for our country's horrible state too. :D
For that, Osvaldo_C, I agree with you whole heartedly. I think Congress gets the blame as well.
Congress isn't even half of it. This so-called "free country" gets worse and worse. If it isn't congress, it's the House of Rep. If it isn't that, it's the president. But he usually fails first.
Also, I find it funny how citizens here can vote for a president. BUT, it doesn't matter at all because of the electoral votes and etc.
Well, what do I know. Im learning to fly jets, not politics. lol
I want to be an animal doctor. But it's good to know other things here and there too. :D
I chose Independent, because I dont have to be pressed as hard. Which isnt working really.
Here are my options:
D. Freestyle-listening, animal loving Inkie. :D
I don't go deep into politics because it's mostly corrupt.
osvaldo: voting signifies that you believe someone else has the right to decide whats best for you.
Yes, we vote for whoever we want. But does it really matter? Electoral votes are usually what's counted for.
human- As compared to not voting? Not voting is signifying that you just don't care that you're allowing somebody else to make decisions. Voting at least gives you some input in the process.
Here is a little example:
Pretend it was Ron Paul vs. George Bush. A lot of people already know that George did bad on his terms and will not like him again. But the goverment would prefere George over Ron because George wants war and would support the people with the $$$$. Even if Ron won against George, George would stil win because his ideas is what the government wants.
That's just a very detailed example.
imagine: Not voting is telling the leaders, screw off, you don't have the right to decide my life.
also it depends on why, an appathetic person is different from an anarchist in the nobody 2012 campaign
It's completely irrational to not vote if you have any kind of political position. (And yes, "the government sucks and should be smaller" is a valid political position, I hold it myself.) By voting, you help move the country a little bit in the direction you want. Even if both of the serious candidates are awful in your eyes (I hate both Romney and Obama, for instance), you should still vote for the one that's less awful, because otherwise we'll wind up going in the more awful direction and our country will never wind up getting less awful.