Curious about where the public stands on the individuals in this election...
If the election were held today, who would you vote for?
Does it matter to you where their campaign money is coming from?
The whole libertarian concept deserves a new thread. Think I'll start one now...
I would like to see more people share their opinion on Krabill and Murray. I think it's an important race and people will be seeking more information.
George Washington warned about political parties (factions) in his Farewell Address. http://www.earlyamerica.com/earlyamerica/milestones/farewell/text.html Get rid of the factions and return the government to the people as it was meant to be. Factions like the Democrats and Republicans have destroyed this once great nation.
Mr. Duboise, you said "it would better serve us to stay on topic"? K.
If the election were today, I wouldn't be voting for either Murray or Krabill. Why? All's one need do is pay attention to city/township/county/statewide news, let alone national. Quite a few postings here have hit on issues that make me vote the way I do. Re-read Mr. Oliver's post on 8/10 @ 12:11. His last paragraph pretty much sums up how I think/ feel as a taxpayer/voter regarding politics. I believe he also touched on "public trust".
Do I care where their campaign financing comes from? Let's be real sir, it's called lobbying, and both sides of our two-party system have an agenda., as do new up and coming parties. Over the last 20 yrs. I've grown to be a middle of the road kinda person, a little bit of everything so to speak, so where does that leave me, politically speaking? Everyone has an agenda, myself included.
Being an open minded individual, I'm more than willing to acknowledge my own bias. You see, I haven't contributed monetarily to any politician or particular political party, even the one I'm registered to vote under, exercising that RIGHT of which I greatly appreciate and respect, and haven't done so since the blow job in the Whitehouse BS! Instead, I consciously chose to donate that money to charities, especially those helping children. choosing those that use a majority of the $$$$'s raised for their purpose, rather than Administration. If a politician wants my vote, they're gonna have to earn it by at least being pretty insinc w/how I think and feel about our world, our country, and they'll keep it by living up to their campaign promises, at least to the best of their abilities and especially regarding the important issues, such as our WarS, our Environment, U.S./Foreign Policy, Education, Healthcare, Green energy, the freakin Deficit & wasteful spending of Taxpayer $$$'s, shall I go on? All #1 issues!
Truth or Dare,
I agree with you. The sad part is that the candidate you describe, and the one I think we'd both willingly vote for, is one who can't win. That's one reason I don't bother running for office (something I HAVE actually considered).
People don't want to hear the facts or to face reality. They want to hear what they want to hear, and they want to get everything that they can for nothing. The politician who says those pretty words, and who promises largesse from the treasury (or favors or whatever), is the one who's going to win. And of course, any politician who'd lie to get elected, and distribute favors and funds in a manner outside the limits of the Constitution, is precisely the typical kind of politician we've got. Which, to sum up, is itself the problem that got us where we are right now.
BOTTOM LINE: If you're sick and tired of politics as usual, STOP VOTING FOR THE USUAL POLITICIANS!
That's too bad Samantha, you should run for office, otherwise you'll never know whether or not you would make it! There is an old saying that goes something like this. "tis betterr to have tried & failed, than to have never tried at all".........and ya never know, someone like me who'se eyes have been opened for quite sometime to all of the poltical BS, just might vote in someone new. Please understand, I don't vote for a candidate based upon what they can give me for nothing! Never have. We work too hard for what we have, expecting the same from our government representatives that we help support! It's way past the time people wake up to reality, cause it's certainly slapping the majority of us in the U.S. in the face, isn't it,? I vote my conscience, cause I have to live w/that choice and it's impact on our area, state, nation, not to mention the world as a whole!
It's imperative that if you're a provider of news/information, it'll best serve the voting public to cover all candidates and not be so quick to dismiss unkowns.
Once again, I agree with you. Unfortunately, there's a woefully ignorant (and often civics-uneducated) contingent with a level of civic involvement that doesn't go past voting for the candidate and party they're told to vote for. ACORN ring any bells?
As far as me personally running for office, let me tell you my idea for Phase I of saving the City money and gaining better service while we're at it: PRIVATIZE.
Privatize the parks and rec folks -- give the current employees and managers a couple of years as their own company and getting the same wages to aid in their transition. And after those couple of years, let them bid on the job like everybody else. You don't do the work, or don't do it well enough, you get fired, just like everybody else. And without all of the political claptrap going on behind the scenes, if you DO do the work, you'll do it better, more efficiently, and for less money all told. Now how popular am I right now, eh?
Privatize the water and sewer facilities. A town in New Jersey did just that a few years back, and it turned out they got better quality water and more efficient service, all for less money. But imagine how hard City workers would fight against actually having to perform competitively!
Like I said, I couldn't get elected. But thanks for the encouragement, LOL!
Stop electing attorneys to office.
Just when I thought their was hope for you sam a you bring up the ACORN lie. Nobody in acorn told anyone who to vote for. The whole briethbart and faux news thing was a sham. And if anyone goes to jail, it will be the 2 stooges breithbart hired and hopefully Andrew Breithbart himself. And I hope Shirley Sherrod takes his very last penny.
Our electric, gas, cable, phone are all privatized. How's that working out? Everyone envys our municipal electric rates.
Brutus, you're confusing ACORN with the NAACP. The latter is where Sherrod gave the speech that got her in trouble. ACORN is the folks that registered all sorts of fake voters (as Dems, natch) and that told people how to enslave 14 year-old illegal aliens into lives of sexual servitude without paying taxes on the income generated.
Sandusky's electric rates aren't municipal. They're private. The rates were negotiated with the City which, because it had the clout of numbers of subscribers behind it, was able to get a lower bid. If I recall, the City of Clyde DOES have municipal electric (or did). Doubtless others here can clarify that.
sam a, I am not confusing anything. Andrew Breithbart had a part in both. Show me where someone was convicted from ACORN. Before you call someone out on something at least have the facts to back it up.
And who said I was talking about Sandusky? I think you have a problem or something.
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