Vote for a third-party candidate

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Our country is in recession, our troops are stretched all over the world, illegal immigration continues, jobs are still leaving America, the administration spies on Americans, and now the Posse Comitatus law has been thrown out with the first American combat troops being deployed to U.S. soil under the direction of the president - none of which would be happening if our representatives and president had followed the rule of law of the U.S. Constitution.

The president and Congress have the lowest ratings in history. Yet it's estimated that 90 percent of Americans will re-elect their incumbent congressmen, and most Americans will vote for either a Democrat or a Republican for president.

But there are four other presidential candidates with enough state ballot access to win the Electoral College. Those candidates are:

- Chuck Baldwin, of the Constitution Party;

- Ralph Nader, an Independent;

- Cynthia McKinney, of the Green Party;

- and Bob Barr, of the Libertarian Party.

McCain and Obama are globalists. These third-party candidates want to put America first. That's real change.

Every member of the House of Representatives is up for re-election. One-third of the Senate is up for re-election. This is the time to make a clean sweep of a disastrous Congress. Join the grass-roots effort to rid the House and Senate of as many incumbent members as possible, and elect a third-party candidate for president.

The purpose of voting is to vote for the candidate that best reflects your views. If you're unhappy with your government, it is your duty to change it.

Please watch the third-party presidential debate this Sunday at 8 p.m. on C-Span.

"Always vote for principle, though you may vote alone, and you may cherish the sweetest reflection that your vote is never lost." - John Quincy Adams

Vicki Marzullo, North Augusta, S.C.

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patriciathomas
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patriciathomas 10/20/08 - 07:23 am
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Vicki, ......

Vicki, ......

I4PUTT
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I4PUTT 10/20/08 - 08:19 am
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Such a sweet little letter.

Such a sweet little letter. Ralph Nader & Cynthia Mckinney........wow....third parties give us such great choices. 3rd party candidates have no power base to effect changes, even if elected. These candidates collectively will not garner 5% of votes cast.

christian134
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christian134 10/20/08 - 08:31 am
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Vicki....I will put this as

Vicki....I will put this as nicely as possible...These others are just left-overs of the underbelly of politics...They are doing nothing but muddying up the waters...Make the vote count by transferring to one of the major party runners...Hopefully you will not go the liberal "give it all to me government good buddies and bros for as long as it doesn't hurt me or mine I will go for it" mentality...

GR-10
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GR-10 10/20/08 - 08:44 am
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We need more than two

We need more than two parties. Third party candidates have excellent platforms. Voting should never be a vote for the lessor of two evils. Or, 3rd party candidates are muddying up the waters.
Third party candidates are telling you the waters are muddy and there are alligators in the water. In this period of time the alligators are: the economy, the war in Iraq, the media black out of the Iraq war veterans against the war. The media black out of the protests at the Republican as well as Democratic conventions. Did you know a protester at the last debate, an Iraq war veteran was trampled by a policeman on horse back? Did you know these veterans are protesting the war? Thousands and thousands of men and woman are coming back from the war maimed. I was at a large store, and watched within 5 minutes 4 veterans with missing limbs go into the store. Where is the outrage? Where is the money to help these vets? Why didn't we 'bail out' the Veterans with 750 billion dollars, giving them a better life? Vote 3rd party to register displeasure with the status quo.

imdstuf
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imdstuf 10/20/08 - 08:46 am
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It is that attitude that

It is that attitude that holds things to the status quo I4PUTT. If everyone would stop being like you and think about really making a change we could break the chains of the major parties, which are both out for the lobbyists more so than the people.

Christian, your rambling made no sense in regard to the letter. Bob Barr would be alot more "conservative" than the current GOP candidate. If Ron Paul were running so would he. Ralph Nader, while not a great speaker, actually brings up real issues and speaks with real common sense, but since some of you like your freedom limited I guess we will keep running in circles electing from the major corrupt parties.

patriciathomas
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patriciathomas 10/20/08 - 09:05 am
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I think all Democrats that

I think all Democrats that want change should vote for a third party candidate. The reason they won't is the same reason Republicans won't vote for a third party, even if it means positive change. To vote for the third party is to give ALL of the advantage to the opposition. Unless both sides of the isle were to vote for a third or fourth party ... during the same election ... there will not likely be a change from our two party - totally unsatisfying - system.

crazyoldman
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crazyoldman 10/20/08 - 09:14 am
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A vote for third-party

A vote for third-party candidates such as Chuck Baldwin, of the Constitution Party;- Ralph Nader, an Independent;- Cynthia McKinney, of the Green Party; and - and Bob Barr, of the Libertarian Party. is just a wasted vote for Obama.

rufus
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rufus 10/20/08 - 09:31 am
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I was going to vote against

I was going to vote against all incumbents. Then I remembered Pelosi, Reid and Barney.

disssman
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disssman 10/20/08 - 09:47 am
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14 putt I disagree with you

14 putt I disagree with you about these fools not being important. They will suck the remaining independants to themselves, rather than letting their votes go to the Dems or Reps.

griesella
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griesella 10/20/08 - 10:11 am
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So silly. giggle, giggle.

So silly. giggle, giggle.

owensjef2
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owensjef2 10/20/08 - 10:12 am
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Vicki, ..... hehe

Vicki, .....
hehe

owensjef2
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owensjef2 10/20/08 - 10:12 am
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Vicki, ..... hehe enough said

Vicki, .....
hehe enough said Pat

christian134
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christian134 10/20/08 - 10:23 am
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Imdstuf please do not concern

Imdstuf please do not concern yourself with my ramblings as I believe I made myself quite clear to the tone of the letter...Let me be a tad more specific for you dear and others: Leave the others running for the office of President alone and just do something really bright and vote for McCain/Palin...How does that suit you imdstuf....:-)

SC-LSU-Fan
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SC-LSU-Fan 10/20/08 - 11:23 am
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This is the problem I have

This is the problem I have with Rep. & Dem. You all think you are right and that no other opinion matters!! This is America and my opinion is just as important as yours. All of the name calling and talking down you do just shows what you don't know. I proudly have a Bob Barr sign in my yard and sticker on my car. I believe we do need change, and anyone who thinks change will happen with McSame or Nobama is kidding themselves!

ITDoc
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ITDoc 10/20/08 - 12:09 pm
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SC Fan: You're not alone,

SC Fan: You're not alone, don't be dissuaded. Congrats on your guts.

Former Augustan
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Former Augustan 10/20/08 - 12:19 pm
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That's all this country needs

That's all this country needs - the likes of Nader and McKinney -- you think we have problems now? You people in redneck country can't even imagine what chaos there would be with either of the four morons and semi-morons in the 3rd parties. Yes, we could probably benefit from a 3rd party in the US, but they'll have to earn their place by accomplishment and candidates that are not one step from the cuckoo's nest.

RockyMayer
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RockyMayer 10/20/08 - 12:44 pm
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the green party lady is CRAZY

the green party lady is CRAZY though.. too bad they didnt pick someone else.

imdstuf
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imdstuf 10/20/08 - 12:56 pm
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Christian, there is nothing

Christian, there is nothing bright about voting for McCain/Palin.

jack
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jack 10/20/08 - 01:07 pm
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A third party vote is a vote

A third party vote is a vote for NObama. Seems poitical washouts and wannabes are the only ones running in third parties.

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GR-10 10/20/08 - 01:12 pm
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Former augustan, you said,

Former augustan, you said, they'll have to earn their place by accomplishment. Exactly how are they going to do that? They aren't allowed in the debates. There has been very little media coverage of their events. And the candidates are not stepping out of the cuckoo's nest. As an example: Ralph Nader has been actively working for the people of USA for decades. He was first to blow the whistle on big car corporations making decisions about recalling defective cars. What they did in the past, was calculate out exactly how much it would cost to pay wrongful death suits vs recalling cars or trucks. They found it was cheaper to pay for wrongful death, than recalling, and that's what they did. With Ralph working hard, laws were passed so that folks would LIVE and the CARS would be recalled, not humans in the cars being PERMANENTLY recalled. Bob Barr is calling for an investigation into lobbying done by Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae, criticizing both parties for taking from the failed housing behemoths. Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney has introduced articles of impeachment against George Bush, Dick Cheney, and Condoleezza Rice.

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GR-10 10/20/08 - 01:16 pm
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Ron Paul endorsed Chuck

Ron Paul endorsed Chuck Baldwin--Baldwin says: "When asked why they will not vote for a third party candidate, many people will respond by saying something like, "He cannot win." Or, "I don't want to waste my vote." It is true: America has not elected a third party candidate since 1860. Does that automatically mean, however, that every vote cast for one of the two major party candidates is not a wasted vote? I don't think so.
In the first place, a wasted vote is a vote for someone you know does not represent your own beliefs and principles. A wasted vote is a vote for someone you know will not lead the country in the way it should go. A wasted vote is a vote for the "lesser of two evils." Or, in the case of John McCain and Barack Obama, what we have is a choice between the "evil of two lessers."

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GR-10 10/20/08 - 01:26 pm
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Chuck Baldwin: U.S. Army

Chuck Baldwin: U.S. Army Troops To Serve As U.S. Policemen?
...To understand my concern for this new "homeland Army brigade," it is important that we rehearse the principles of liberty as they relate to standing armies.

One of America's most sacred principles has always been that the U.S. military was never to be used for domestic law enforcement. The fear of standing armies ran very deep in the hearts and minds of America's founders. The tyranny and misery inflicted upon the colonies by British troops weighed heavily upon those who drafted our Constitution and Bill of Rights. In their minds, the American people would never again be subjected to the heavy weight of army boots. Furthermore, they insisted that America would have a civilian--not military--government..." http://www.chuckbaldwinlive.com/c2008/cbarchive_20081001.html

patriciathomas
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patriciathomas 10/20/08 - 01:31 pm
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SC-LSU-Fan, nothing will

SC-LSU-Fan, nothing will improve by electing McCain or Obama. You're right! However, if Obama is elected and hard core socialists are appointed to the supreme court with the support of a Democrat 60-40 majority in the senate, great damage will be added to our existing society. A third party vote for a leftist is irrelevant and a third party vote for a conservative is a capitulation to the left. Maybe having Obama in the white house will be the best thing, since there will be nothing to lose by voting third party in '12, if we still have elections by then. With the election still two weeks away and the polls still running 5 points or less in separation the clear winner is yet to be decided. We'll have to wait and see if socialism will harness this country or not.

christian134
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christian134 10/20/08 - 02:01 pm
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imdstuf :-)

imdstuf :-)

shamrock
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shamrock 10/20/08 - 02:07 pm
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Cynthia McKinney?? ... it

Cynthia McKinney?? ... it just shows that any nut case can run for President. We can't get a good choice in the two-party system or even with a third party candidate. We need a strong fourth party candidate ... or better yet ... a fifth! I'll definitely need a fifth of something strong if BHO wins!

SC-LSU-Fan
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SC-LSU-Fan 10/20/08 - 02:18 pm
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I will agree that the Green

I will agree that the Green Party made a mistake picking McKinney. However, I disagree that my vote for Barr is a vote for Obama. It's not a vote for McCain either. I am voting for Barr because he represents the things I believe in. I think if more people who feel like they have to vote for a Rep. or Dem. would actually take some time to research the other candidates and make an educated decision instead of picking the "lesser of 2 evils", third parties would be able to make a huge difference. But when you have candidates like McCain trying to keep Barr off the ballot entirely, it is my duty to help spread the word that there are other choices.

ITDoc
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ITDoc 10/20/08 - 02:30 pm
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PT: Folks haven't realized

PT: Folks haven't realized socialists don't get to elect leaders. Please don't wake the sleeping masses. I'm getting a fireproof roof next week, wake them then. There'll still be time before Nov 4. Thanks.

GACopperhead
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GACopperhead 10/20/08 - 03:11 pm
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pt, I'd vote for Obama just

pt, I'd vote for Obama just to cancel out your vote. You are the perfect example of everything bad in the Republican party.

Tujeez
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Tujeez 10/20/08 - 06:11 pm
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Gacopperhead, You can't vote

Gacopperhead, You can't vote for Obama. How was the fish today?

Bizarro
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Bizarro 10/20/08 - 06:30 pm
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No third party can hold a

No third party can hold a candle to the Dem or Rep political machines and lobbies. Third party candidates do little other than bring attention to some issues. Obama is pretty brilliant (actually his advisors-doubtful if he has the intellect given his unimpressive legal career) rewriting the lexicon so that tax credit and wealth redistribution now means tax break (classic marxist tactic). Further playing the middle and lower classes against the upper class is buying votes such the minority can't win-also another classic marxist tactic. I forsee that Obama will win and with an unbridled Congress of Dems (just like our last prez and congress) will once again raise havoc as the past scenario played out. We American's can't get out of this run of bad luck picking incredible loser presidents-of course look at what we have to pick from.

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