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Old 10-05-2006, 02:35 AM #1
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Did you vote in 2004? Why or why not?

Gotta ask some people this question for my homework assignment....If you guys can help me out that would be great

Did you vote in 2004?
Why / why not?
How old are you now?


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Old 10-05-2006, 02:45 AM #2
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Yep. Because I had never gotten to do so before and I wasn't busy. And my youthful idealism hadn't been crushed yet.
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Old 10-05-2006, 03:25 AM #4
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Old 10-05-2006, 03:37 AM #5
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No, I am now 21. I am a Libertarian and do not agree with either of the major parties. Considering a vote for the Libertarian candidate would be pointless, I didn't bother.
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Old 10-05-2006, 03:42 AM #6
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No, I am now 21. I am a Libertarian and do not agree with either of the major parties. Considering a vote for the Libertarian candidate would be pointless, I didn't bother.
The libertarian candidate for governor here in California made a strong case for voting for minor parties.

Let's see if I can remember it.

A vote cast for a party that has no chance of winning is not a vote wasted. With every vote cast for a minority party the larger parties lose power. As the third parties gain power they become a major force and can contend with the major parties and dictate policy from a third view.

It is best to vote for the third party to help your cause, and to not is to kiss the feet of those you fight.

I was 17 in 2004.

When our congressional election came up for Duke Cunningham we(Libertarians) knew we didn't have a chance, but 100% of us that were registered libertarians in the district voted for our Libertarian candidate. To cast a vote is to give a cause power, and that's what I do by voting Libertarian.
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Old 10-05-2006, 04:02 AM #7
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The libertarian candidate for governor here in California made a strong case for voting for minor parties.

Let's see if I can remember it.

A vote cast for a party that has no chance of winning is not a vote wasted. With every vote cast for a minority party the larger parties lose power. As the third parties gain power they become a major force and can contend with the major parties and dictate policy from a third view.

It is best to vote for the third party to help your cause, and to not is to kiss the feet of those you fight.

I was 17 in 2004.

When our congressional election came up for Duke Cunningham we(Libertarians) knew we didn't have a chance, but 100% of us that were registered libertarians in the district voted for our Libertarian candidate. To cast a vote is to give a cause power, and that's what I do by voting Libertarian.
Sure, that's the idea. But in practice, especially the Presidential election which is what this thread asked about, it is total moot. How many electoral votes went to third party candidates last election (honest question)?
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Old 10-05-2006, 04:03 AM #8
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Nope, not legal. Voted in the state elections in 2006, and I am 18
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Yep. Because I had never gotten to do so before and I wasn't busy. And my youthful idealism hadn't been crushed yet.
Same. Especially the "youthful idealism" part.
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Old 10-05-2006, 04:39 AM #10
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1. Yes, I voted.

2. I voted because it's a big part of what being an American citizen is about. The government is "for the people, by the people." I'm "people" so, yeah... If you don't vote, or at least write something in, you have no right to complain about who got elected, in my mind. Even if your candidate has no chance to win. More to the matter, I believe in much of what the candidate I voted for had to say, and still do today. I weighed both sides of the issues, read a lot, listened to THEM a lot and not the advertisements and biased media content, and made my decision.

3. I'm currently 40 years old.
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i didnt vote. im 22. i never have voted. its not that i dont care but all politicians are the same. hands down. they talk a bunch of crap but when it comes down to it, theyre all the same and all predictable. john kerry or george bush? do you really think it would make a difference? nope

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im a republican and i just enjoyed watching all the college democrat party members at my school look like they were going to cry when kerry threw in the towel. it made me smile inside
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i was trying but i was overseas in the military and somehow... we got ours a little late.
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Old 10-05-2006, 09:19 AM #15
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The libertarian candidate for governor here in California made a strong case for voting for minor parties.

Let's see if I can remember it.

A vote cast for a party that has no chance of winning is not a vote wasted. With every vote cast for a minority party the larger parties lose power. As the third parties gain power they become a major force and can contend with the major parties and dictate policy from a third view.
Third parties grow until they are large enough to attract the attention of either the Reps or the Dems, at which point one of the parties pounces and absorbs the third. It's in their best interest to change their interests, in order to further their power.

I turned 18 three weeks after the election, so no voting for me.
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I voted, I will vote this november for Govenor and again in 2008.

I want my country back.

I'm 22

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Old 10-05-2006, 11:23 AM #17
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- Yes I voted

- I voted because of two reasons
- I beleive it's my civic duty
- I believe that the person I voted for would be the best person.

- I'm 47
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Sure, that's the idea. But in practice, especially the Presidential election which is what this thread asked about, it is total moot. How many electoral votes went to third party candidates last election (honest question)?
Also, if the libritarian party can get 4% they get to tap into federal funds for the next election year campains. That alone is reason to vote.

and yes I voted. I have not missed one vote sence I was 18, I am 37 now.
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i voted

b/c if you dont you have no right to complain about the government

i'm 21
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Sure, that's the idea. But in practice, especially the Presidential election which is what this thread asked about, it is total moot. How many electoral votes went to third party candidates last election (honest question)?
0, 1 vote was cast for John Edwards.
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I voted, I will vote this november for Govenor and again in 2008.

I want my country back.

I'm 22
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