- Evergreene Digest Editor's Note: To help our readers vote responsibly we are re-publishing as a stand-alone series those articles we think will help. These articles will appear frequently between now and the November 8 election. Watch for them in the Government & Politics section <http://evergreenedigest.org/government> (and simultaneously in other sections) under the searchable title "2016 General Election Guide".
- Part 10: Yes, I’m Voting Third Party. No I’m Not Wasting My Vote.
- Part 11: Another Voting Guide
- 10th & 11th in a Series
Compiled by David Culver, Ed., Evergreene Digest
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Series | 2016 General Election Guide, Part 10: Yes, I’m Voting Third Party. No I’m Not Wasting My Vote.
- Voting for Obama or Romney and knowing that both of them don’t care about average Americans will only continue pushing the pendulum that is American politics, to either the Republicans or the Democrats, with there being no substantial change in how the system itself works and who is benefits and oppresses.
- 12 Steps to Overcoming Addiction to Voting for the "Lesser of 2 Evils"
- The Left Has Lost It's Nerve and Direction
- The Elections Won't Bring Progressive Change, So What Can?
- Series | 2016 General Election Guide, Part 3: Third Parties Are Not Spoilers
Devon DB, Global Research
September 22, 2012 | Yes, I would like to admit that this November, I will be voting third party. However, contrary to what many do or would like to believe, I am not wasting my vote.
When stating that you are going to vote third party, one is usually met with the typical dismissals that “you’re wasting your vote” and “there’s no chance in hell that they will win.” While my party of choice may not win, I realize that there is little difference between either candidate and that both will only make this country worse.Obama has made a number of policy decisions during his first term that have strengthened the police state, expanded US militarism abroad, and aided the very bankers that have pillaged the country.Concerning the police state, during his presidency, Obama has created a legal precedent that allows him (and future presidents) to assassinate US citizens as can be seen in the case of Anwar al-Awlaki.
Devon DB is a 20 year old independent researcher and writer. He is studying political science at Fairleigh Dickinson University.
Part 11: Another Voting Guide
- If you LOVE the status quo, vote democrat or republican.
- If you LOVE having the lesser of two evils in office, vote democrat or republican.
- If you want more war, vote democrat or republican
- If you love the military/industrial(/congressional) complex, vote democrat or republican.
- If you want more crony capitalism, vote democrat or republican
- If you support the NSA spying on US citizens, vote democrat or republican
- If you support the war on drugs, vote democrat or republican.
Gary G. Kohls, Duty to Warn
October 29, 2014 | In his 1960 farewell address, the moderate Republican President Dwight D. Eisenhower tried to warn us naïve and trusting Americans about the nefarious agendas of the amoral, pro-corporate, pro-war, imperialistic military/industrial (i.e., corporate)/national security/congressional complex (especially the weapons industries, the Pentagon, the CIA, and the FBI) that Ike had seen acquiring excessive power during his administration.
Americans after WWII were feeling increasingly prosperous and optimistic about the future because the nation’s infrastructure, industries, productivity, markets and non-military citizens had not been victimized or blasted to smithereens like their economic competitors in Europe and Asia. Ike’s prescient warnings were essentially ignored or censored out of the public’s consciousness by nefarious anti-democratic entities that were operating behind the scenes.
G. Kohls is a retired physician who writes about issues of war, peace, justice, mental health and nonviolence and feels it is important to mix religion and non-partisan politics.
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