Tired of the same old guys? Come to our awesome 3rd Party!!!

Discussion in 'Politics' started by cookiva, Jan 8, 2008.

  1. cookiva Registered

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    Alright guys. I have made my beliefs well known. I want a Kucinich white house, which wont happen. If Edwards doesn't win NH, then I believe he is done as well. These two losses are forcing me to take a good hard look at some third party candidates. This is the place to discuss all Constitution, Green, Libertarian, Socialist, and other independents players in the USA's 2008 election.

    If you want some more information on the biggest 3rd parties, here are some of their main websites.

    Constitution Party

    http://www.constitutionparty.com/

    Green Party

    http://www.gp.org/index.php

    Libertarian Party

    http://www.lp.org/

    Socialistic Party

    http://www.sp-usa.org/

    You can go here as well to find out more information about the frontrunners in each party.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_third_party_presidential_candidates,_2008
     
  2. Malice BMFH

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  3. cookiva Registered

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    Matt and Hippie Hunter were talking about creating a more central party. This will make them sad....
     
  4. bell110 Drunk on Capitol Hill

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    I voted libertarian in the 2000 election.
     
  5. SuBe Voluntaryist

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    Go Libertarian!
     
  6. amazingfantasy15 Registered

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    I've "thrown my vote away" in the last two elections voting for third parties. Didn't like either of the two "real" candidates and was pressured into voting.
     
  7. Venom'sDad Enter The Sym

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    I'm not sure America needs a third party, but it couldn't hurt. All great empire corrupt themselves from the inside, than crumble & deteriorate. Not long after a Third Party is created, ambitious people over time will corrupt the party, similar to the existing parties we have now.

    What Americans needs is elected officials to strictly follow the Constitution, as the promise to when they take the Oath of Office. The Senate & the Congress is where America is be eroded and soveriegnty loss. The Presidency is a figure head, a Manager if you will, who job is to manage the execution of the Laws... as legislated by the Senate and Congress.

    Sadly each branch of government is doing more than what is ask for them, by law, to do. Judges are following International Law, effectively ignoring the U.S. Constitution and are not interpreting law, but legislating it from the Bench.

    The Executive Branch ignoring and by-passing the Legislator Branch right to make declarations. So now the Legislator Branch is now interpreting their own Constitutional Laws(a la Immigration, Rights to Privacy, Bare Arms, Eminent Domain, Monetary, etc).

    NO ONE IS FOLLOWING THE U.S. CONSTITUTION. So i'm not sure a Third Party is really necessary... it will be no more, imo, than a band-aid.
     
  8. bell110 Drunk on Capitol Hill

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    The Constitution party is terrible. They should call themselves the Bible party.
     
  9. Kelly #RESIST

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    Love the thread......lol
     
  10. Movies205 Corporate Money

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    I never really understood the two party system. In the end it gives one majority and the other just lies dormant, why not have a 3 party system that forces them to work together instead of relying on majority?
     
  11. cookiva Registered

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    We would have a similar system to that if people actually read everything on every candidate. You would find someone closer to your views. For example, my sister is under 18, but she is very interested in politics right now. She was reading alot about Obama, and I sent her a few emails of different candidates. Now, she is pulling for Edwards.

    Granted, the USA will never have every potential voter read about every candidate....
     
  12. AllThingsComic I'm ya Huckleberry!

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    I'm with Malice, this is my new party as well!! And Kel, great avatar!
     
  13. Matt IKYN Guy Groupie

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    Everyone...I have the third party that you have been waiting for. I can sum up why you should join in one little sentence.

    Don't be stupid, be a smarty, come and join the Nazi Party!!! (no one will get the reference and everyone's going to think I'm a Nazi :csad:)
     
  14. Kelly #RESIST

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    Aaaawwww, thanks ATC, I kinda like it myself....:cwink:
     
  15. amazingfantasy15 Registered

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    Isn't that from the Producers?
     
  16. SuperFerret King of the Urban Jungle

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    I think that's the biggest problem and a key to getting third partys more clout. I've heard that a lot of times people will vote either (1) against one candidate, not for the one they're voting for, or (2) for the "lesser" of two "evils", primarily because they're pressured to vote. If people would realize that you don't have to vote (especially if both major candidates bring the bile to the back of your throat) maybe something would change.
     
  17. cookiva Registered

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    Exactly. There are other options. Dont vote for the one who you think is less evil. Vote for the person you like the most....
     
  18. SuperFerret King of the Urban Jungle

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    And if you don't like anyone, don't vote. And go outside and make some friends, you're an ass if you don't like anyone.
     
  19. amazingfantasy15 Registered

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    I'm not making friends with politications. I like to have a real friend not just someone who's my friend to make them look better in the polls.

    The first time I was pressured to vote by my parents saying it's your duty to vote, I said it was my right to vote or not vote, didn't feel like getting into a big argument though so just voted third party because I didn't think either major candidate was right for the job.

    In 2004, the office I was working at opened late so that people could vote before coming in. So I was pressured to vote again, didn't feel either candidate was right for the job so I "threw my vote away" again. The funny thing is, I live in Illinois so my vote doesn't really matter anyway, it's not a swing state, IL always goes democrat.
     
  20. cookiva Registered

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    Same with me. Texas isnt going to be a hard decision this year....
     
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    Yeah, I'm more of a Libertarian.
     
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    The Green Party was soooo 2004. I don't know what third party to support this election. :csad:
     
  23. Matt IKYN Guy Groupie

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    Support Bloomberg who has set up a research committee! :woot:

    http://www.cnn.com/2008/POLITICS/01/10/bloomberg/

    I don't agree with him on everything, but I love the notion of a socially liberal, fiscal conservative independent who can reach out to both sides and has literally limitless funds and due to that is in no one's pocket.
     
  24. Venom'sDad Enter The Sym

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    Well, hillary and her supporters would love for that to happen... Bloomberg run as an 3rd Party candidate, a la Ross Perot. :rolleyes:
     
  25. The Senator Registered

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    Actually, they'd probably hate it. Bloomberg may very well take more votes from left-leaning independents, considering his political views and record as mayor. Plus, he has a lot of support in New York City... which is a traditional Democratic stronghold.
     

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