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Thread: Should 3rd Parties Be Allowed on the National Debate

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    Re: Should 3rd Parties Be Allowed on the National Debate

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    Here's a thought, maybe nobody cares about 3rd party candidates except Libertarians and other disgruntled political minorities?
    Here's a thought, let the minor parties compete on a level playing field and then we'll know!

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    Re: Should 3rd Parties Be Allowed on the National Debate

    Quote Originally Posted by Guy Incognito View Post
    Here's a thought, let the minor parties compete on a level playing field and then we'll know!
    One of the bad things about democracy is that 'level playing field' is subjective. As an example: 3rd parties are able to disseminate their message just as the 2 parties are. It still remains a fact that only 1% of Americans choose to vote for them.
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    Re: Should 3rd Parties Be Allowed on the National Debate

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    One of the bad things about democracy is that 'level playing field' is subjective. As an example: 3rd parties are able to disseminate their message just as the 2 parties are. It still remains a fact that only 1% of Americans choose to vote for them.
    It's the whole 'legalize all drugs' thing that gets me....no, it's also the 'consenting adult' bull****.

    Politically I'm a Functionalist, I think you need to be concerned about more than yourself. However, if you aren't harming anyone, sure, do what you want....the problem is the 'consenting adults' types are usually harming others by extension and don't give a ****.

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    Re: Should 3rd Parties Be Allowed on the National Debate

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry View Post
    I didn't know there were armed guards keeping them out.
    Yea.... Yummm about that one....
    Presidential Candidate Jill Stein Arrested at "Private" Debate Site - YouTube


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    Re: Should 3rd Parties Be Allowed on the National Debate

    Sure why not? especially if the party is really popular.

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    Re: Should 3rd Parties Be Allowed on the National Debate

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    One of the bad things about democracy is that 'level playing field' is subjective. As an example: 3rd parties are able to disseminate their message just as the 2 parties are. It still remains a fact that only 1% of Americans choose to vote for them.
    Well, you've got Jerry on your side. That speaks volumes in itself.

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    Re: Should 3rd Parties Be Allowed on the National Debate

    Quote Originally Posted by Guy Incognito View Post
    Well, you've got Jerry on your side. That speaks volumes in itself.
    And you're a Libertarian. I guess we're even?
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    Re: Should 3rd Parties Be Allowed on the National Debate

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    And you're a Libertarian. I guess we're even?
    Coming from a "very liberal" I take that as a compliment. I somehow suspect you don't enjoy the association with Jerry as much as I enjoy a big-government authoritarian disparaging my lean. So no, we're not even, I'm up on you.

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    Re: Should 3rd Parties Be Allowed on the National Debate

    Quote Originally Posted by Guy Incognito View Post
    Coming from a "very liberal" I take that as a compliment. I somehow suspect you don't enjoy the association with Jerry
    Jerry's been a respected member of this forum and friend of mine for about 6 years now. Regardless of his lean. Remind us of who you are again? Well, as the same suggests: A guy nobody notices. Unless he flaunts around his cued up big government diatribes from time to time and even then, still a nobody on this forum. The existence of the Libertarian is a reaction to nobody caring about you in your everyday life. So you flaunt the individuality shtick as if supporting government in one way or another is something be ashamed off. Spare us the 16 year old reaction. We've seen it before.
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    Should 3rd Parties Be Allowed on the National Debate

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry View Post
    I didn't know there were any.
    Yep. The videos are on YouTube. Not exactly inspiring stuff. Part of the problem is third party candidates tend to be single issue parties that attract a lunatic fringe. That's been the libertarians problem with their continued insistence on falling back to the drug legalization issue.

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