Pagan Political Party

Now here's something to get steamed up about.

Which political party best supports your views?

Republican?
1
7%
Green?
3
21%
Democrat?
1
7%
Libertarian?
4
29%
Independent?
5
36%
 
Total votes: 14

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Post by melina » Mon Apr 12, 2004 5:56 pm

Wow Stormy, that's an awesome idea. I've never heard of anything like that before. I like Kerry. He's awesome. I don't know if I'd vote for him or not. Oh well it's not like I can anyways.
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Post by Arcanum Owl » Mon Apr 12, 2004 9:57 pm

But Stormy would that really solve the overall problem of the voting system. True it would allow you to make a vote against a candidate rather than voting for the others, but your vote is still limited to the nation's selection.

I was once told by someone that democracy was "ruled by the corrupt and elected by the stupid." A very pessimistic view I might add but when you look at the people in power, and I mean REALLY look at them, their history, their personality and not just what they said today, or last week but what they have been saying for most of their lives. That is what will govern their rule.

That is perhaps my biggest beef with the Bush Administration and when I say the Bush Adminstration I don't just mean the current president, check for yourself. You might be quite surprised at "why" September 11 happened.



But then again I'm an Australian and I shouldn't be commenting on the US government but instead my own. How about the interesting trend of most liberal candidates having been members of the Freemasons?
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Post by Stormy » Tue Apr 13, 2004 6:47 am

It might not solve the overall problem but it would force those who were getting all the negative votes to take a better look at themselves. I also think that if the politicians knew that they could be voted against as well as for that it just might help us get a better quality of politician to vote for. After all, who wants to go into a race and get the shame of having the most negative votes? A politician can kid themselves that they were voted in because they were the best choice, not because they were the lesser of all the evils. It's not so easy to tell yourself that you are really good when half the country votes against you.

Then again, I could be dreaming too ;)



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Post by Han-Shan » Tue Apr 13, 2004 10:36 am

OK, i'm sorry, in all seriousness i'm actually very fond of you all! Sometimes I just can't myself and I believe people should have their buttons pushed every once in a while ;)

So it was all in good fun eh? well if I offended anyone I'm really sorry thats not what I was trying to do...

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Post by davisherm » Tue Apr 13, 2004 12:15 pm

We don't mind a good ribbing every now and then, but in the future, try to let us know it's a joke :-D



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Post by Firelord » Tue Apr 13, 2004 1:22 pm

I'm going to go with George Carlin on this one and say that I didn't vote last time but I have every right to complain. It's those that voted for Bush that don't have a right to complain. However, needs to be modified because Bush really doesn't listen to the people now... or anything for that matter... I think the magick 8 ball told him to do it!

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Post by runewulf » Tue Apr 13, 2004 4:41 pm

Or his dogs, heh heh



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Post by Luciferish » Tue Apr 13, 2004 9:38 pm

Vote? Why so George W. Can fix the vote again? As long as the Electoral College is still in place... As long as presidents can be elected to office when a majority popular vote is against it or in question the individual vote is hard to place value upon.



Personally, I rarely discuss my political opinions, simply put politics and spirituality don't mix. However in this case I have made a small exception... The system we use to elect a president is flawed and needs to be changed, until then many people will feel their vote makes no difference. Check throughout the last 5 presidential elections, how many were elected even though the popular vote was close to 50/50 or against it...
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Post by runewulf » Tue Apr 13, 2004 9:40 pm

I agree



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Post by Firelord » Wed Apr 14, 2004 10:14 am

you're right there... he did win by cheating in the first place... let's see, Internet voting occured in several states. It involved two buttons... vote on GW or the other guy, and it was complained (*ahem* in the same state that GW's brother is the governor over) that they couldn't figure out how to vote online and the votes needed a recount. It was total crock...

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Post by Wbdsgnr1 » Wed Apr 14, 2004 4:25 pm

FL --- dont steal that magic 8 ball story from me. It was a story in Marie Claire!





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Greens.

Post by Yorc » Tue May 04, 2004 3:40 pm

The Greens get my vote. Without a healthy planet to exist upon, no other policies actually matter; be they Libertarian or Communist. This is why we need to vote Green NOW. The World is, as the Welsh say "fel traed moch" - like pigs' feet - a mess, and cleaning it up using pressure groups and individual personal action is "fel lladd nadroedd" - like killing snakes - very busy work.



Political parties LOVE pressure groups, because it keeps environmental concerns OUT of the political arena where they would be most powerful.



We need to convert to green energy as soon as possible before it's too late to, or we have had our chips, chaps. And none of our Labour trade-unionists or Tory Lords, nor any of your Republicans or Diet-Republicans will be able to operate without clean air to breathe.



That's why we need the Greens now.



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Post by scandalicious » Tue May 04, 2004 4:40 pm

I dont give two hoots about political parties. They are all the same. Slimy, kaniving, lying Gits.
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Post by Debbrah » Tue May 04, 2004 7:50 pm

Now I remember what I love about commonwealth politics...they all seem to get that same additude about what it is really about :lol:
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Post by Baylee » Tue Jul 05, 2005 5:11 pm

I'm only about a year late... :lol:
Well, I fully agree with Yorc...the green party's awesome, but Nader was just taking votes from Kerry...and a lot more from Gore. I completely disagree with the Bush Administration, and at the moment the green party just can't win...
:-( And Bush wins again....
Also notice how all presidents are white, male Christians.
What we need is a black, female Pagan! :-D

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