Discussion in 'Legal' started by joey93turbo, Jan 25, 2005.
The Republicans often give lip service to the things I'm most concerned about and their stated positions usually sound good, but in practice most of them are not much better than the Democrats.
So I'll stay with Repub for now. I vote that way, generally, simply to oppose the far worse creatures that compose the Demonicrats and, for now, there's really not a lot of choice: Bad or Really Horrible. Sadly, both parties know that.
They are small (which is why I assume that it was not in the poll) but they hold the same values as Ron Paul.
I know, I know, they will never win. Americans don't want freedom anylonger (hence the outcry at President Bush's use of the word freedom 27 times in his speech).
American's want security, handouts, and free money and will give up anything and everything for it (for the most part, it's 51/49% right now).
I have a feeling that there will be only a two party system until we go the way of Rome and other past civilizations.
Watching the debacle that was the Gore challenge to the election, ESPECIALLY his attempt to have military absentee ballots disqualified, p*ssed me off to the point that I change my party affiliation to Republican
Unfortunately, all too many Republican politicians - including GWB - are, at best, RINOs.
Libertarians have a lot going for them, except for the lunacy of their "open border" policy. (GWB is also dead wrong on this.)
The improperly named Constitution Party (it should be the Theocracy Party) is not about freedom. Any party that supports the War on Some Drugs as well as other victimless crimes doesn't have freedom in mind.
The policies of the Libertarian party best reflect what I feel is the direction our country should take. Personal freedoms are a huge priority and enabling Americans to succeed apart from huge government involvment is a big selling point. I'm not too keen on the open border ideas, but I do understand that a large majority of labor (in some areas) is immigrant. Prices would go way up if we were to close the border.
I feel drugs (almost all drugs) should be legalized and social security should be optional.
To me, Republicans and Democrats are the same party. The major difference between the two is spelling. The illusion of choice is what has suckered Americans for many years now. A race with only two contestants isn't really much of a race at all. You can predict the outcome and based on past stances, we can tell that both are pretty much the same.
If you really want to look at the nitty gritty. Bush and Kerry didn't advocate too many different things.
Bush started his little war on terror. Did Kerry say that Bush was wrong for toppling two sovreign governments in three years? Did he lambast Bush for cutting into the private lives of US citizens? Did Kerry ever say Bush was wrong?
Not really...he merely outlined different ways to accomplish similar goals.
Since abortion is such an abomination to me to even think about, I just couldn't side with the Libertarian party.
I am Republican but with a number of misgivings about the GOP being such a mixed bag. I see the GOP as the best fit for a pragmatic, secular conservative. I am Republican mainly because I don't believe in using a lot of energy dreaming up ways to spend money, a characteristic of the Democrats that I find quite predictable and much more a priority than for Republicans. I believe you have to make money before you can give it away. I am also interested in voting for a candidate who stands a prayer of winning, i.e. a vote that seems to mean something.
I find no other party choices that I would take seriously. Each has at least one critical flaw and appear more like cults than true parties. Any party that is immoderate and is well understood by the voters stands no chance of getting elected beyond perhaps some local office.
So 'D' is out.
- Gabe ('L' with an 'R' lean for realism)
I like the constitution party
The constitution party thinks all gun legislation starting with the 1968 should be repealed. More state soverenty. Homosexual mariage is wrong, abortion should be murder and so on. Basically they're very conservative which is why I side with them. Unfortunatly they are very small so I usually vote Republican.
Let me say that being a Christian, gun-loving, big govt hating person, I could never ever vote Democrat on a large scale election. To me they've darn near crossed comunist socialist views. Anytime you mention a tax cut they scream it's for the rich. I just figured my taxes and I definately got a tax cut from bush and me and my wife made less than $60,000. last year. I also hate how on last election they tried to use trickery in their wording using phrases like "I'm personally opposed to abortion". Read into that and you see that means, I've never had one but I support the right to chose.
Ideally I'd like the constition party but Republican is where I land.
But that's my opinion for what it's worth.
As far as voting for them, there just doesn't seem to be a point in most cases. They don't stand a ghost of a chance, most of the time.
As for what I am, I would have to say other, even tough I am a registered Dem. I lean a lot to libertarian ideals with a mixture of green on the environment and such.
In an imperfect world= Republicans
It really troubles me how many people side with the Libertarian party but vote elsewhere because they say their votes won't matter. Even registering as a Libertarian helps them a great deal. I sent in my voter registration card a few days back with the change from Republican to Libertarian. I know it's easier to do nothing but I think there are alot of things worth fighting for in this country. I'm not content with just sitting around and watching what happens.
Over all I am finding that I am mostly an Autonomist in my views and beliefs.Autonomist Site:
I believe that we are ultimately responsible for our selves no matter who is in office. And it seems more and more that â€œThe Big Twoâ€ parties that have most of the control in this county, want nothing more than the power to control every part of our lives.
I'm opposed to firearm regulation, the war on (some) drugs.
I'm for allowing doctor assisted suicide, and I think that abortion should be legal, though it should be a state issue. Abortion and drug use should be addressed through education and provision of alternatives.
On the other hand, I'm also for a strong military and diplomatic presence. A policy of openess, honor, and commitment should be followed. Allies should be supported. Enemies should be neutralized, though invasion should be saved where it's really required.
Welfare should be eliminated as we know it. If we must have a "safety net", it should be a work-fare program where you have to work a minimum of 40 hours a week for minimal benefits.
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