Make sure to vote:

Issues such as marijuana, funding for roads and bridges, environmental issues, healthcare funding, know what is in your food; death with dignity and acceleration of war are very important issues to consider in upcoming elections.

People should have the right to safe roads and bridges; clean drinking water and air; knowlying choose food products with proper labeling of GMA; choose when to end their life associated to a terminal illness; and deescalate from War.

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jascures 5 years 2 weeks ago
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Voting

For any one candidate, lesser evil seems to apply to only some issues; while on other issues greater evil pervails; therefore you have to weigh which patricular evil you think is worse.Jim=====================================================================Cashing InHow the Democrats Became the Party of Neoliberalismby ARUN GUPTAhttp://www.counterpunch.org/2014/11/03/how-the-democrats-became-the-party-of-neoliberalism/...Democrats like Obama and likely 2016 presidential nominee Hillary Clinton say we will manage trickle-down economics more efficiently. This will increase taxes for modest market-based redistribution in the form of healthcare, housing and higher education subsidies, and tax breaks for the working poor. It’s the same role many traditional left parties play in other countries. Democrats offer a bit more funding, miniscule compared to military spending and corporate welfare, for food stamps, homelessness, and energy assistance. But the commitment to neoliberalism leaves the programs vulnerable. Obama readily cut tens of billions of dollars in social welfare to appease Republicans complaining about a $17.9 tillion national debt. Obamacare is part of this framework. While it did extend coverage to uninsured millions, the goal was to reduce costs through intensified neoliberal restructuring, which is reducing overall quality of healthcare......Obama ... He is more aggressive on foreign policy than Bush. In 2011, before the explosive revelations about NSA spying and Obama’s newest wars in Syria and Iraq, Glenn Greenwald noted, “Obama has continued Bush/Cheney terrorism policies—once viciously denounced by Democrats—of indefinite detention, renditions, secret prisons by proxy, and sweeping secrecy doctrines. He has gone further thanhis predecessor by waging an unprecedented war on whistleblowers, seizing the power to assassinate U.S. citizens without due process far from any battlefield, massively escalating drone attacks in multiple nations, and asserting the authority to unilaterally prosecute a war (in Libya) even in defiance of a Congressional vote against authorizing the war.” ...The silver lining is this “extreme center,” as Tariq Ali describes it, has opened up space in countries like Spain, Iceland, and Greece that left parties have used for mass mobilization. There are flickers of hope in the United States with Socialist Alternative candidate Kshama Sawant beating Democrats in Seattle and Green Party gubernatorial candidate Howie Hawkins giving New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo headaches in the upcoming election. But it’s a long row to hoe.=====================================================================------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------By voting for practically any Democratic or Republican national candidate you legitimate the overall system whereby the vast majoriy of polititions of both parties, including the most liberal-progressive members, support horrendous acts, like the country of Israel killing kids and other civillians and the mass destruction of Gaza.Jim====================================================Was I Wrong About Voting? By Wilton Alston http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article40124.htm ...It is through voting that one generally obtains control of the Guns of the State. Some of us simply do not want to point those guns at anyone. And if you do, we’ll be damned if we will confirm that we are all culpable in the all-too-predictable outcome......What voting does is provide direct indication that he who took part supports the eventual outcome. That he believes in the contest at its root. So, while voting may not really change crucial parts of the outcome—for example, the United States would still have troops deployed in Iraq no matter who was currently in the White House—it makes the participant a willing one. Some of us have long since stopped being such. And we feel better for it, regardless of the outcome of some supposedly democratic popularity contest.

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Palindromedary 5 years 2 weeks ago
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Quote jascures:voting for practically any Democratic or Republican national candidate you legitimate the overall system whereby the vast majoriy of polititions of both parties, including the most liberal-progressive members, support horrendous acts, like the country of Israel killing kids and other civillians and the mass destruction of Gaza.
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What voting does is provide direct indication that he who took part supports the eventual outcome. That he believes in the contest at its root. So, while voting may not really change crucial parts of the outcome—for example, the United States would still have troops deployed in Iraq no matter who was currently in the White House—it makes the participant a willing one. Some of us have long since stopped being such. And we feel better for it, regardless of the outcome of some supposedly democratic popularity contest.

Totally agree!!!

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