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08 February 2004 @ 04:22 pm
For one of the few times in my life...  
I'm wishing I lived in Texas. A) glorybox is there... I think. And B) Gary Nolan is speaking and having fundraisers and arr I want to go SUPPORT THE LIBERTARIAN PARTY BECAUSE I SURE AS HELL CAN'T DO IT HERE. Arrggle... Republicans and Democrats and Green Party members, oh my!

Gary Nolan, Libertarian for President

Voting for a third party is never wasting your vote or throwing it away. Voting for a party or a person you don't support at least 90%? That's wasting your vote... voting for things you don't believe in or don't understand because of one or two issues that get a lot of media attention. Lordy.

My hand keeps cramping up, which is ungood. And I'm tired but not tired... oh, my head hurts. Things ache. Feels like I can't do anything right.

I'm not really depressed, just... I feel awful and uncertain. I don't think I'm doing the right thing. How do you reconcile two different kinds of love?

Maybe "Do you...?" is the better question.

... I keep rereading it and crying. I should probably stop rereading it.

EDIT: I'm also a V-Day dork.

discover your inner candy heart @ quiz me

Yes. So take the hint. *whinesighsnuffle*
Current Mood: discontent
Current Music: Live -The Dam at Otter Creek
DrWorm: hey fuck youdrworm on February 8th, 2004 08:54 pm (UTC)
FYI, third parties don't win in the U.S.

No shit. Man, you'd better tell that to the 599 Libertarians holding elected offices in the US. They've been under the delusion that they 'won' some sort of 'vote' to get their jobs.

Third party candidates don't win the presidency because a lot of ignorant people have decided that everything has to be between two parties and have never bothered to consider that there are other options (it doesn't help that the only third party candidates who get paid any attention are idiots or nutjobs or both). This has stagnated our country and made new ideas almost impossible to implement. In America today, every issue must be answered with a 'yes' or a 'no' ... the Libertarian party wants to add 'it's none of your goddamn business' to those options.

I thought the point was to try to win (with one of the main parties whose policies you more agree with)

I think you're sadly mistaken. The point of a vote is to vote for what you believe... if only a Democrat and a Republican were running, then I'd vote Republican. But guess what? This is America we're talking about... "the land of opportunity." And choice. And representative government, where you are supposed to vote for someone who represents you and your opinions. If everyone thought the way you did, change would not occur. And since I have the choice to vote for someone I really and truly agree with and don't have to settle for the lesser of two evils, I'll vote Libertarian and I'll vote for Gary Nolan.

And, no... he won't 'win.' But I will have voted my beliefs and not compromised myself the way so many people do, just because they thinking 'winning' with a mediocre candidate they sort of agree with is better than actually voting for someone who is representative of their ideals and opinions.
Jasper Asphodel Ladonthe_anomaly on February 10th, 2004 06:52 pm (UTC)
I am not sadly mistaken- a lot of people agree with me. The point of voting is not always to vote for what you believe- one ought to try to actually get things changed for the better, otherwise they will be "throwing their vote away" because the person they like won't win, and, therefore, it is counterproductive. Actually, us liberals are all about change- I would not vote for a party that wouldn't win, rather, I would try to change things within the established system- a lot easier, I might add.

At any case, I was detained today because people thought if I was by myself I would commit suicide. So, I'd rather not talk about this. I respect your opinions, and I don't agree with them. You should respect my opinions also, even if you don't agree with them. This kind of conflict isn't helping things either- it only brings me down, and that creates more pain in the world. I think we all agree on that, so, please, no more debating/arguing.