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Forum Post: Occupy the Voting Booth

Posted 2 years ago on March 6, 2012, 9:50 p.m. EST by Toynbee (656) from Savannah, GA
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  • If you don't vote, you should not gripe.

  • We get the government (and the Wall Street) we deserve.

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[-] 1 points by GypsyKing (9780) 2 years ago

You are exactly right Toynbee! If anyone doubts it, just look at all the money and effort being spent here to convince everyone that they shouldn't vote. This is the only area I know of where Republicans are smarter than those on the left. They know how discouraged the left is with the political system, and they have used that to their advantage time and time again, thus further discouraging the left.

There are far more registered democrats in America than Republicans, but Republicans VOTE.

Voting alone isn't the answer. Not voting is a disaster.

[-] 1 points by nobnot (529) from Kapaa, HI 2 years ago

You get nothing but a corporate sponser.If you vote you can't gripe because you take part in a charade and thereby negate any credability.

[-] 1 points by elf3 (2413) 2 years ago

If the voting machines are run by my enemy (Corporate America) who has already infiltrated my government ... why should I believe that my vote is actually a vote? Look at the record on Diebold and vote changing programs that were rampant in Ohio they couldn't be detected but it was later shown how it could be done. A friend of mine was a beer salesman who was schmoozing with corporate heads of his company - he met and got the head of die bold drunk one night who happened to be joining them - he had a little confession session about that year's election - he didn't know that my friend didn't share his politics... if my friend had had a recording device it would have been bigger than Watergate and blown our election system wide open - he explained how they change the votes and told him not too worry - that the right candidate had been fixed.

[-] 1 points by forourfutures (393) 2 years ago

Yes, vote fraud is dynamic tho.

There are numbers of ways to illegally effect the counted votes. QUite often it is citizen involvement needed. Then authority that will see common sense, redundant, loca crosschecked lawful gathering of votes is also needed in many areas.

The only comprehehnsive strategy for getting reform in this area I've seen is here.

It's a part of their preparation for Article V. http://articlevconvention.org/

[-] 1 points by nucleus (3291) 2 years ago

By all means vote. But don't be deluded into thinking that your vote means anything. Elections are a selection from a pre-approved pool of corporate funded candidates, and the "correct" result is insured by corporate media and electronic balloting.

Election hacked, drunken robot elected to school board.

[-] -2 points by FreeDiscussion5 (12) 2 years ago

"OBAMA" "Four more years of the Same" Four more years, four more years. Dont worry that the poor will be poorer "again" over the next four more years,, Dont worry because the RICH 1% DEMOCRATS will be richer. So go to the voting booth and VOTE for the rich democrats. "Four more years"