11 Replies to “Vote Green”

  1. I don’t even know what I’m registered as, but I know I don’t consider myself loyal to any party. I try to take each individual as they come and as I feel who would be best for the job.
    I DO have to say how amazed I was that so many people, especially so many young people, came out to vote yesterday! It’s about damn time young people started taking things seriously again!! WAY TO GO!!!

    1. Haha, I know! The high school was ridiculous all day yesterday. My mom went around 11am and she had to wait in line for 45 minutes. I lucked out because I didn’t go until 7:45pm and it ended at 8. hehe.

      1. We were lucky as well. We went in about 10am and there was only a small line, which was moving really quickly. I remember for the Bush/Kerry election being stuck in a LONG line!!
        Glad to hear you voted Sam!

    1. Oh yeah, been there. Someone told me that the Green Party was a joke. Thanks, that’s why I registered under them….sigh. I don’t call them “a joke.” I’ve voted for people that were Republicans or Democrats, I just don’t agree with everything each party stands for.

      1. Exactly. I don’t agree with either of the major parties either. Most people don’t as well, yet they still are brainwashed into thinking they have to vote for one of the two parties in order for their votes to count. It just doesn’t make any sense to me.

        1. Yes they are. You only hear about those two parties, and maybe a little about Nader. I’m a little confused about Ron Paul, he was everywhere on the internet, but no one talked about him outside the internet. It’s very bizarre.

  2. Ok, I’m going to preface this by stating that this is merely a question, not anything more or less. It is something I am curious about in general.
    Pertaining primarily to the office of President: If, as a country, we want to truly be more than just a two-party system, then shouldn’t other candidates be taken seriously – despite their “chances” of winning? For example, look at the debates: only Obama and McCain were there.
    It really bothers me to see so many choices on the ballot when I haven’t even heard of many of them. How can you take them seriously if no attempt is truly made to get the word out about them and their issues?

    1. Thank you, MamaT! The media just likes to pick out the two parties, and just talk about them. Just like when Ron Paul was so popular on the internet like MySpace and YouTube, but never heard anything about him on the tv, magazines, newspapers, or radio. What is the deal? Why bother having more than Democrats and Republicans to choose from, if we’re only going hear about those two parties. I registered under the Green Party because of my beliefs, but I have to search and search just on the internet to find who the hell is running for that party. Obviously I don’t get to see them debate or really know what they’re going to do.

      1. Look at the tyranny of party–at what is called party allegiance, party loyalty–a snare invented by designing men for selfish purposes–and which turns voters into chattles, slaves, rabbits, and all the while their masters, and they themselves are shouting rubbish about liberty, independence, freedom of opinion, freedom of speech, honestly unconscious of the fantastic contradiction; and forgetting or ignoring that their fathers and the churches shouted the same blasphemies a generation earlier when they were closing their doors against the hunted slave, beating his handful of humane defenders with Bible texts and billies, and pocketing the insults and licking the shoes of his Southern master.
        – “The Character of Man,” Mark Twain’s Autobiography

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