Posted 2 years ago on Feb. 12, 2012, 1:12 p.m. EST by untold
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We need to EDUCATE. Most voters don't take the time to thoroughly research what's going on. I used to be against voting until I was reminded that having a vote is better than not having one. I'm 26 and this next election will be my first. The reason I didn't vote before was because I didn't want to waste hours of my life researching how this candidate barely differs from that candidate when actuality tells me that they both suck. I'd rather watch porn. What's the point in choosing between shit and poop when they both need flushed? The point is the idea of "choice". We DO have a choice. That is the point. But having a choice doesn't seem to matter when we have a poor selection to choose from. Imagine if we could choose from 100's of candidates that we actually could relate to. I am disgusted with our political selection as much as the next person. We need political variety. We must diversify our representation. We need a better selection. How do we do this? We must create tools that make it easier for CITIZENS to understand politics. We must make it easier for CITIZENS to get involved and organize with likeminded individuals. Let's beat these selfish mother fuckers at their own game!
A tool for EDUCATION. A tool that let's us visualize ALL the ISSUES on one screen. The tool must show all different perspectives on that issue. The first step in change is realizing that the candidates themselves do not matter; rather its the issues they represent. We must FOCUS on the ISSUES and NOT the CANDIDATES. A candidate is only as strong as the ideas he stands for. This might be a bad example… but If I stand for the idea of freedom; killing me won't kill the idea of freedom. (might be a stretch since "ideas" and "issues" aren't synonymous and freedom is more like a value rather than a stance on any issue but you get my point)
LEARN, DEBATE, ORGANIZE
GOALS- We must FOCUS on the ISSUES and NOT the CANDIDATES. 1. SMARTER VOTERS 2. BETTER LEADERS
i.e. common issues - abortion, immigration, health care i.e. uncommon issues - government design flaws, uninformed voters
We must create tools that allow NEW LEADERS to emerge. We must FOCUS on the ISSUES and NOT the CANDIDATES. Voter education and awareness must be CONVENIENT.
I have gobs of ideas for different tools that I think could help this movement and other movements.