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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 Jerry View Post
    I didn't know there were armed guards keeping them out.
    Green Party's Jill Stein and Cheri Honkala Arrested Attempting to Enter Hofstra Debate - YouTube


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

    That's the best you have? Some green-tards trying to enter a restricted aria? Thank you for proving my point.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry View Post
    That's the best you have? Some green-tards trying to enter a restricted aria? Thank you for proving my point.
    You said there were not "armed guards" keeping them out of the debates. Did that not show armed guards not allowing them into the debates?


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

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    You said there were not "armed guards" keeping them out of the debates. Did that not show armed guards not allowing them into the debates?
    It did not. It showed 2 loons knowing they would get arrested for trespassing just like anyyone else. It did not show any political party being discriminated against.

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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.
    Badnarik and Cobb (Libertarian and Green party Presidential Candidates respectively) were arrested outside the Presidential debates and held in jail until the debates were over. All while trying to serve a legal "Order to Appear" document.
    You know the time is right to take control, we gotta take offense against the status quo

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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.
    Actually they are not. Due to various campaign finance laws and the ability to participate openly in the debates; third parties are well more restricted than the main party in being able to get the message out, having access to the system, and competing on the national stage.
    You know the time is right to take control, we gotta take offense against the status quo

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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?
    No. Only stupid people use the blind "libertarian" deflection mantra.
    You know the time is right to take control, we gotta take offense against the status quo

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

    Quote Originally Posted by digsbe View Post
    I think if a 3rd party can get enough support then they should be allowed in national debates.
    What if they can't get the aggregated support everyone talks about as barrier to entry less they can compete openly and fairly?
    You know the time is right to take control, we gotta take offense against the status quo

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    Should they be allowed? Sure. Do they have a right to be involved in a debate? Of course not. Freedom of association is a two way street.
    The government has no right to freedom of association.
    You know the time is right to take control, we gotta take offense against the status quo

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    Badnarik and Cobb (Libertarian and Green party Presidential Candidates respectively) were arrested outside the Presidential debates and held in jail until the debates were over. All while trying to serve a legal "Order to Appear" document.
    They were trying to use a court order as an excuse to disrupt a debate. Wow how classy.

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