Early voting in Georgia. On the 20th of October this old Goldwater conservative voted against both Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton by casting my vote for Gary Johnson. Neither Trump or Clinton belong within a million miles of the Oval Office.
Where did you get your idea of freedom? I'm sorry, were you under the impression that freedom consists of one particular group having sway and say exclusively over others who don't have the resources to match? That's not freedom, that's oppression. It has nothing to do with socialism, why you'd bring that up is telling that you know as little about socialism as it seems you do about freedom.
Freedom is the janitor and the CEO having an equal voice in our government.
Ahh, it seems you are the socialist thinker, taking away private funding allowing exclusively for public funds to be used allows fairness because it creates equality in OPPORTUNITY. Not outcome. As it regards our government freedom is predicated on this notion.How would taking away private funding solve this? Fairness is impossible, everyone has his/her own perspective on what fairness might be, that is exactly why humans can never attain a utopia, it might be some people's idea of utopia, but they would have to force it on the rest of us that have different ideas...
Than you quite simply are unaware of the "schematics"...The national schematic has never been wired anywhere like what you describe in the first place, that would be just a simplistic illusion. Many of the Big Business types have been from the left, its nothing new, have always been, and many of the working class have come and are of the right...so what is your point?
What on God's green earth gave you this impression? I want the snake dead, I want its family dead, I want to go to its house in the middle of the night and piss on its ashes.You certainly will not resolve the problem of which you speak by just letting that one body with two heads just let the one head of the snake have its way... I am saying open it up, let those of us who want to pool our money [ there are more of us than the rich corporate and media types ] and use it the way WE want it to be used... you way just allows them to forever keep their stranglehold on us all.
and how do you do that currently? eh? Take a stab in the dark...
That sounds good, and I do not like folks I might be willing to vote for being excluded either. Johnson was my governor when I lived in Albuquerque. Bright and hardworking guy... fact of the matter is you have to be able to generate sufficient interest nationwide, have to be able to break out a bit.
argument ad absurdumWhether we like it or not, some body has to make such decisions, decisions I may not agree with, but we cannot have 1000 candidates on the same stage, or 5000 or 50,000 having microphones...sorry, that simply is not a tenable idea. And while it is an exaggeration of your view, it illustrates the problem.
You can't throw the premise out the window and than try getting into particulars...The field has to be winnowed, narrowed down somehow, just like they do in the Olympics with only the top tier athletes competing. If you do not like the current system, motivate and go out and create a new one, that's where real freedom comes in. Nobody is stopping you, you have freedom of speech, freedom of assembly...with those two you have the right to try to go and and convince enough people to believe like you do... most often that will require some money. Why leave it to those who already have media in their pockets when you might have sources of getting your information out there less expensively these days...whether you do or not, why should you be stopped?
This tells me you haven't listened to a word I said. But I will respond.. no, unfortunately the only way to kill the beast is to turn one head against the other.The only way to stop Big Business being in bed with Big government, however, is to quit sending Big Gov so much of our hard earned money...reduce the size and scope of government and that will reduce the hold Big Business has over us all. Don't feed both heads of the snake.
Keep doing what your doing and that's precisely what will happen...and it isn't MSM "doing it" they're just the medium not the source.I certainly have no desire to allow MSM to keep giving me presidents I do not want...
All of that, to agree on this...great googalah moogalah... The only contention is your seemingly insistent view that common every day folk can match multi billion dollar conglomerates in the pocketbook, they can't and it is absurd to think otherwise...Not everything has to be corporations, that is not what the tea parties started out as, is not what the tea parties are today... they are grass roots groups of like minded folk loosely allied with other similar groups and they have had quite a bit of impact.
I do not want the establishment of either party calling all the shots, I like that the tea party has forced us all to reevaluate an ostensibly establishment Obama and his plans for radically transforming our nation away from a country I can love. I like that those tea partiers in the House have bucked the establishment, are making us all focus on what are the true problems, not just spending more, avoiding the issued until we all sink under the weight of the debt, mortgaged into slavery, to the point that we will be simply be unable to pay and all will quit letting us borrow our way, not out of, but into just kicking the can down the road for the problems to get worse.
Only allowing public funding means that only the political class can speak freely.Ahh, it seems you are the socialist thinker, taking away private funding allowing exclusively for public funds to be used allows fairness because it creates equality in OPPORTUNITY. Not outcome. As it regards our government freedom is predicated on this notion.
I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality. - MLK
except the media is more diverse than it used to be, not less. The media consolidation is primarily in print media. On TV and the internet, there are more voices than ever.
Thank goodness we don't have an environment anymore where one journalist can declare a war lost and influence the whole country.