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[Sep. 4th, 2004|10:35 pm]
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Now, Senator Lieberman made an interesting point while I was watching the news.

He said that alot of people will not vote for Bush because they know his stances and disagree with them. However, these same people will not vote for Kerry because they do not know his stances.

In your opinion, does Kerry make his stances well known or not? What about Bush?

My Opinion: I disagree strongly with many of Bush's politics and policies and I feel that, as of now, I am "voting for the lesser of two evils" (pardon the cliche`). I sense that Kerry is the lesser evil in this situation, yet I hardly know of his political stances without researching them. I beleive that if Kerry made his stances more evident and publicly known, he would get a greater advance in the polls.

From: xigentintellect
2004-09-05 08:17 am (UTC)
I think "lesser of two evils" is appropriate here. I often find myself explaining that while I wouldn't vote for Kerry if there were a better candidate, sometimes an election is more about who you vote against, than who you vote for. Same principle as the lesser of two evils.
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[User Picture]From: krazednconfused
2004-09-05 12:35 pm (UTC)
i'll get a lot of flak for this, but i'm not voting. i still haven't even registered.

i just don't see the importance of it. if thoreau didn't bore me, i'd be a devoted follower of his political views.

so instead, i'll provide a quote from Waking Life.

You can't fight city hall, death, and taxes. Don't talk about politics or religion; this is all the equivalent of enemy propaganda rolling across the picket line. "Lay down, GI; lay down, GI." We saw it all through the 20th century. And now in the 21st century, it's time to stand up and realize that we should not allow ourselves to be crammed into this rat maze. We should not submit to dehumanization. I don't know about you, but I'm concerned about what's happening in this world. I'm concerned with the structure. I'm concerned with the systems of control, those that control my life and those that seek to control it even more. I want freedom. That's what I want. And that's what you should want. It's up to each and every one of us to turn loose and show them the greed, the hatred, the envy, and yes, the insecurities, because that's the central mode of control. Make us feel pathetic, small, so we'll willingly give up our sovereignty, our liberty, our destiny. We have got to realize that we're being conditioned on a mass scale. Start challenging this corporate slave state. The 21st century is going to be a new century. Not the century of slavery, not the century of lies and issues of no significance, of classism, of sadism, and all the rest of the modes of control. It's going to be the age of human kind standing up for something pure and something right. What a bunch of garbage: liberal, democrats, conservative, republican, it's all there to control us, it's two sides of the same coin. Two management teams bidding for control, the CEO job of Slavery, Incorporated! The truth is out there in front of you, but they lay out this buffet of lies. I'm sick of it! And I'm not going to take a bite of it. Do you got me? Our existence is not futile. We're going to win this thing. Humankind is too good. We're not a bunch of underachievers. We're going to stand up, and we're going to be human beings. We're going to get fired up about the real things, the things that matter, creativity and the dynamic human spirit that refuses to submit. Well that's it. That's all I got to say.

i saw the film only a week or two ago, and i've never come across a more accurate representation of why i refuse to vote.

you tell me- which is more influential: an open profession of a socially unacceptable action (or lack of action thereof, in this case), or the pressing of a button behind a closed curtain, as if we should take shame in our decisions?

we've forgotten how to rely on GOD for political support.

bush doesn't do it, kerry doesn't do it.

michael moore CERTAINLY doesn't do it.

ultimatum: i refuse to vote until all politicians stop focusing on the faults of their competitors. this is not a "he said she said he did she did" game. we are being BLINDED BY THE CHEESE RIGHT IN FRONT OF US, DON'T FALL INTO THE RACE. ALL OF YOU ARE TO BE MORE THAN RATS FOLLOWING A MINDLESS MAZE.

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From: iremembernot
2004-09-05 04:16 pm (UTC)


I think that Kerry is very forthcoming about what he says. It's just that what he is saying is that he's not really saying anything because everyone should do what they want anyway despite what he might be taking a stand about. Therefore, he's got no real stand on the issue exept that you should take your own stand on the issue.
That's what I get anyway.
Bush on the other hand, is grand. I like him. I like what he's doing and I do not with any fiber of my being believe that Kerry could do better; therefore Bush has got my vote because he is the greater of the two.
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