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Thread: Would You Vote Against Your Conscience For A Better Economy?

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    Would You Vote Against Your Conscience For A Better Economy?

    Let's say you are (as I am) a fervent supporter of gay rights. You study on the candidates and conclude that while Candidate A will frustrate your social justice goals, he or she will bring the economy back into balance.

    Which way will you vote? Economic justice or social justice?

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    Re: Would You Vote Against Your Conscience For A Better Economy?

    I would vote for the economic guys. The gay marriage thing is, at this point, pretty much going to be legal everywhere in the next 10-15 years anyway, given current momentum.

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    Re: Would You Vote Against Your Conscience For A Better Economy?

    I just wouldn't vote. I can't vote for someone who is fervent against SSM. Just don't have it in me.
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    Re: Would You Vote Against Your Conscience For A Better Economy?

    i would go with the economy,its best to fix major problems.now ssm and abortion are common issues used to divide people and distract them so they dont focus on the big issues so much.both of those issues have nearly a split base of support,no matter which side you support the other sides pissed off,but the fighting between the two sides keeps people from paying attention to core issues of politicians.

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    Re: Would You Vote Against Your Conscience For A Better Economy?

    In this day and age, a president will not be successful in significantly blocking any further issuance of gay rights. The votes do not exist to amend the constitution in today's age of increasing tolerance for homosexual union. That said, I can, in good conscience, vote for a presidential candidate who opposes gay marriage because his ideology is essentially meaningless in the scheme of things.

    In a perfect world I'd find a candidate who supports all of my views and doesn't make me compromise in order to vote for him....but this isn't a perfect world and I've got to pick my battles and look at what is most realistic.
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    Re: Would You Vote Against Your Conscience For A Better Economy?

    I tend to give greater weight to social issues than economic ones when considering candidates. Not sure why, but it's how I am.
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    Re: Would You Vote Against Your Conscience For A Better Economy?

    Quote Originally Posted by Pinkie View Post
    Let's say you are (as I am) a fervent supporter of gay rights. You study on the candidates and conclude that while Candidate A will frustrate your social justice goals, he or she will bring the economy back into balance.

    Which way will you vote? Economic justice or social justice?
    i would have to vote for the economy, benefits all americans. i could still work for gay rights at the same time, locally.

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    Re: Would You Vote Against Your Conscience For A Better Economy?

    Quote Originally Posted by liblady View Post
    i would have to vote for the economy, benefits all americans. i could still work for gay rights at the same time, locally.
    Thus, we have the independent voter. Imagine actually choosing your representative in Government based on Data.....woe is me.

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    Re: Would You Vote Against Your Conscience For A Better Economy?

    It depends on the year... this year, I will vote for a candidate that wants to both cut spending and do away with the Bush-era tax cuts regardless of what the candidate feels about social policy. Right now, undoing the mess Reagan, GHWB and GWB caused is more important to this country continuing to be a sovereign nation than pushing thru any social agenda - conservative or liberal.
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    Re: Would You Vote Against Your Conscience For A Better Economy?

    I wouldn't vote for anyone who ran on the premise that they would bring about "economic justice".

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