Wednesday, April 27, 2005

Off topic Rant


This is on one of my other sites. It seems to have touched a nerve. I've got it here to support the growing awareness of a positive solution to a great problem.

Americans, Vote For Change!

Protest and make your vote count.

I have heard it said America has two parties, the stupid party and the evil party. I have talked to activists from both the left and the right, and all have laughingly agreed. They all thought they were in the stupid party and the other party was evil. I think they were right!

The Democrat and Republican parties are so close together they form one party. An example is the Social Security debate. The amount argued about is so insignificant it makes no difference which party "wins," the results will not solve the underlying problem. It's kind of like professional wrestling, but throwing sound bites instead of chairs. Both parties scream, moan, groan, and shout to keep the ignorant party faithful convinced they are fighting a righteous battle.

The single democratrepublican party pretends to fight, then does whatever they wanted anyway. Clinton initiated welfare reform, Bush applied Tariffs, both the other party's supposed agenda. They had argued against these actions until elected. They then did whatever served them, not the citizens, best.

Politicians frequently talk of taking from the rich to give to the poor. The government is so deep in debt, the rich and the corporations do not have enough wealth to pull it out, even if they could sell everything. As the Government continues to grow, it is not the wealthy that pay. The expense will be in a decreased standard of living for all right now, and in the future an even further decreased living standard for our children. Politicians of both parties are not robbing the rich to give to the poor, they are taking from children to buy themselves votes.

The only way to effect change is to vote for what you believe, not the lessor of two evils. I prefer the Constitution or Libertarian parties; Vote Green or Peace and Freedom if that is what you believe. Don't waste your vote on a Demon-ublican or Repulic-Rat, they are the same vile fluid in different bottles.

Half of the registered voters don't vote. Not voting is not a protest, it is submission to those who would run your life for you. If you want to move the two parties apart, and create real debate, vote third party. If just half of those who are registered and don't vote, vote third party, there will be some real changes in the ol' USA.

Someone once said if voting were really effective, it would be illegal. Let's make it more effective and find out. Thomas Jefferson felt an election should be a minor revolution, each election a chance to create something new.

We need a voter's revolution if we are not to continue expanding the errors of the last fifty years. Protest and make your vote count.

Vote third party.

Grass roots

This change of mentality to support third parties will have to be a grass roots effort. Talk it up among your friends, start a blog, post a short essay on your site, but do something. If nothing else link to or post this plea with a link to this page as a credit. It would be great if we could be noticed by the next election, and make a difference in the next presidential race.

Ignite the voter's revolution;


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