Voting Libertarian This Time?

Discussion in 'Off-topic Political' started by EJR914, Oct 28, 2010.

  1. EJR914

    EJR914 Cheezburger Operator

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    If you are voting Libertarian this time, check out the slew of state-wide offices in which Libertarians are running: http://lpgeorgia.com/candidates.php

    Chuck Donovan
    U.S. Senate
    Website: DonovanForSenate.com
    Know The Candidate Podcast: Listen here


    John Monds
    Governor of Georgia
    Website: VoteMonds.com


    Dan Barber
    Lieutenant Governor
    Website: VoteDanBarber.com


    Don Smart
    Attorney General
    Website: SmartForAttorneyGeneral.com


    David Chastain
    Secretary of State
    Website: Chastain2010.com


    William Costa
    Commissioner of Labor
    Website: WillCosta.org


    Kira Willis
    State School Superintendent
    Website: WillisforStateSuper.com


    Kevin Cherry
    Commissioner of Agriculture
    Website: CherryForAgriculture.com
    Know The Candidate Podcast: Listen here


    Shane Bruce
    Commissioner of Insurance and Fire Safety


    Dr. James Sendelbach
    Public Service Commission - District 2
    Website: Sendelbach4PSC.com
    Know The Candidate Podcast: Listen here


    Taylor Bryant
    Richmond County School Board - District 6
    Website: BryantForAugusta.com
     
  2. cbp0229

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    Too late... I voted early so I can sleep all day on election day :sleep:
     

  3. NTA

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    What's it take to run as a libertarian ? Just a personal declaration, filing fee, petition with many signatures ? does the lib party leaders have to do anything to let you use that affiliation on the ballot ?

    I'm talking GA of course. Election rules in some other states give great power to the established parties, power to keep the 3rd parties out.
     
  4. cbp0229

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    All you have to do is lay down in a fetal position when it comes to illegal immigration.
     
  5. BSCLibertarian

    BSCLibertarian I'm kind of a big deal

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    Yeah, because the Dems and Republicans have done such a bang up job. :roll:
     
  6. mygunstoo

    mygunstoo Active Member

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    This time is not a matter of voting for the Republicans or for the Libertarians, it is to vote out the Demoncratats from office before they crash this country.
     
  7. JiG

    JiG Awaiting censure

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    What part about an open borders policy means support of ILLEGAL immigration? Libertarians are for LEGAL immigration. Wanna come in? C'mon in, but we gotta know who you are and that you are here.

    As someone else pointed out... Yeah, the republicans and democrats have done such a wonderful job. Maybe one day, someone will logically link the fact that Ds and Rs have been in power all this time and illegal immigration is their fault. You can point fault with libertarians all you want, they weren't running the show.
     
  8. spector

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    Please.

    This was said in 2000, in 2004, 2008, and every other election. The proper time to vote your conscience is NOW. Not next time. The lesser of two evils is still evil.
     
  9. gsusnake

    gsusnake Token Liberal Hippie

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    No, cuz if we vote for the Libertarian, it'll like take votes from the Republican and make the Democrat win! Yeah! Can't vote for those damn Libertarians, they're just as bad as Democrats...

    :roll:



    /voted a straight Libertarian ticket on statewide elections
     
  10. dunkel

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    Yes, it's much better to vote 3rd party and end up with the greater of two evils. But at least you have the warm fuzzies of being able to say "hey, it's not my fault, I didn't vote for either of them"

    On that note, are any of these guys polling better than low single digits?
     
  11. WakesSS

    WakesSS New Member

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    Looking for this same answer.... is there anyplace that has a breakdown on this?

    I would vote pretty much straight Libertarian but in certain Rep/Dem races with a super low digit Libertarian I might have to go with the Rep. to pull him over the top.

    i.e. Monds is getting my vote because he's in line with my views and I don't think either Deal or Barnes will get a majority. Maybe having to have a run off in each one of these races will teach them they are not far enough right...
     
  12. EJR914

    EJR914 Cheezburger Operator

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    Yes, I often pick my candidates as if I'm betting on a horse race. I mean you have to pick the candidate that is going to win... and people wonder why nothing will ever change...
     
  13. NTA

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    I voted for the R for gov.

    Couple reasons, R sends a message to DC in these tough times,

    gov and his law making authority don't matter much in my life,

    however, gov appoints lots of folks that actually run the state and they need to be R's.
     
  14. JiG

    JiG Awaiting censure

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    Yes, it is to better to go ahead and vote for the greater of two evils... if you are voting for evil, don't drag it out, get it over with. The end result is the same. Oh, wait, you don't want that much evil in YOUR lifetime, pass the buck down the line so your kids and grandkids will have to deal with the evil you brought them.

    Do you get warm fuzzies for evil? Seriously? Do you?
     
  15. JiG

    JiG Awaiting censure

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    Not really. Just says you don't want socialism to come at you THIS fast. Folks could send a real message, "We're firing both of you", but no, won't happen, everyone has been divided for so long that they can't see that we all play for the same team.
     
  16. spector

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    This conversation illustrates while we will never fix anything until we having voting reform to allow preferential voting. Even people sympathetic to individualism won't vote that way until they know they can win. I hate that attitude, but it's reality.

    Condorcet voting, ftw: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Condorcet_method

    Remember: the states get to choose how they elect electors for POTUS. Adopting preferential voting at the state level would be a huge benefit.
     
  17. dunkel

    dunkel New Member

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    Ok so you're saying we should actually vote democrat?
     
  18. JiG

    JiG Awaiting censure

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    Yes, if you are voting for evil, it's the best evil. Don't go substandard on your evil. Get everything you vote for, and get it all right now.
     
  19. BSCLibertarian

    BSCLibertarian I'm kind of a big deal

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    Voting for the current Republican Party is essentially admitting that you don't want Progressivism but you will accept "Progressivism Light"........not me.

    For those of you who think we (Libertarians, Independents etc.) vote the way we do so that we can stand back and say "it's not our fault, we didn't vote for that" well, you really just don't get it and if that is all your vote is worth to you I would encourage you to stay home on Tuesday and let the adults speak.

    My vote is my voice and, as I would never use my voice to denigrate or dishonor my state or my country, nor will I use my vote to do the same.

    We are where we are now because so-called conservatives have not held the Republicans feet to the fire and it goes back further than W and the last Republican Congress.

    If you won't take a stand now, when?

    The elitist, Washington ruling class is completely out of touch with the people they are supposed to represent. That's Republicans and Democrats.

    ETA: A quick read on Republican Socialism..... http://www.campaignforliberty.com/blog.php?view=39144 (the comments are pretty interesting too)
     
  20. WakesSS

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    Is the two party system supposed to change? As much as we relish our founding father's original ideas that's one that should be thrown out?
    It wasn't an accident, it was designed to balance power. We just need to get the spineless, career politicians out of there. That is my goal. If it means voting for a Libertarian candidate that I do not agree with 100% or a Republican candidate I don't agree with 100% then so be it. I don't agree with all of the Libertarian platform so, to me, Libertarian is the lesser of two evils as well. (Albeit right now it's a heck of a lot closer!)

    So should I sit at home or leave an empty ballot if I don't agree 100%??

    We're missing the biggest part of this puzzle too. The lack of turnout. I CAN NOT believe how many people I KNOW that give you this befuddled look when you ask them who they are voting for. :?
    And these are the same people that sit around and complain about ObamaCare, taxes, deficit, gas prices, our school district, etc... :banghead: