OT - Gas to hit 4.00 - Vote for Ron Paul - dropping out?

Steven Alligood steve at bluehost.com
Wed Jun 18 14:33:38 MDT 2008


Matthew Walker wrote:
> On Wed, June 18, 2008 2:18 pm, Steven Alligood wrote:
>   
>> The only way to fix the current system is from within.  If you vote for
>> someone who has no chance of winning, you are doing nothing to make this
>> a better country; you're just complaining, but unwilling to help.
>>
>> If you vote for someone who has no chance of winning, you have no right
>> to complain about the winner, because you did not take the opportunity
>> given you to effect the outcome.
>>
>>
>> The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil, is for good men to do
>> nothing.  Voting for someone that you KNOW cannot win is doing
>> absolutely nothing about where this country is going.
>>     
>
> I ask then... If I can't vote for either candidate that 'can win', what am I supposed to
> do? And don't say that I should vote for one of them anyway. There is no lesser of two
> evils here. They are both absolutely abysmal choices, and I will /NOT/ vote for either
> one of them.
>
> Should I not vote at all? I don't think so. So what do I do? Complain loudly? Grab a
> torch and pitchfork?
>
> No, I think I should do my patriotic duty, and vote for who I believe will do the best
> thing for this country.
>
>   
1) always your right, and a freedom I explicitly agree with (no matter 
how I argue about it)

2) easy to do in a state where you already know where the electoral 
votes are going.  Hard to do when a small handful of votes actually can 
turn the tide.
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