View Poll Results: How do you participate?

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  • I vote

    32 91.43%
  • I've signed petitions

    26 74.29%
  • I've written, called, or approached my representative in person

    20 57.14%
  • I've attended protests

    12 34.29%
  • I'm an active member of a political organization

    9 25.71%
  • Other (explain)

    9 25.71%
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Thread: Political Participation

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    Re: Political Participation

    I vote, I have signed petitions, and "other." The other being the fact that I have campaigned for candidates in high school and went door to door to urge people to vote for the candidate I was campaigning for.
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    Re: Political Participation

    In Norway (before I left) I voted, signed petitions and I was active in a political organization.

    However in Auckland I only vote and sign petitions. I think New Zealand politics is fine and since I don't have a lot to complain about, then I don't bother to involve myself into politics.

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    Re: Political Participation

    I helped campaign for Bush locally in 2000. Even got to meet the girls. I was hoping to see some drunk Republican titty, but I was denied.

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    Re: Political Participation

    Quote Originally Posted by jujuman13 View Post
    I do not participate in my Country's politics.
    I would if my vote was for the person i intended it to be for.
    BUT, my Country takes all the overseas votes and regardless of who each person actually votes for applies the votes as thus.
    First they find out which party each person has voted for, then whichever Party is in power at time of vote applies all the opposition votes to a Seat where the opposition has an enormous majority.
    Whereas with all the votes for their own Party they apply these to a seat where with these overseas votes, there own candidate will be elected.
    That to me is not Democracy.
    Nor is this good cognitive English. In other words, I cannot make any sense of this scenario.
    Which nation is this??

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    Re: Political Participation

    I've voted before but now I don't do anything, except come on here.
    I think this is the best place to make my political ideas known.
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    Re: Political Participation

    Option 1 2 and 3 apply to me.

    Other: I donate to political organizations and people who I feel support and mirror my ideologies. They never reflect me 100% - but in certain important areas.
    I research, heavily, to inform my family of various issues. They all avoid looking into politics and things that they support, claiming they don't have time. So I research, summarize and condense.
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    Re: Political Participation

    Quote Originally Posted by Orion View Post
    How do you participate in your country's politics?
    I vote, sign petitions and write/email and fax my elected officials and once in a while I call them.
    "A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murder is less to fear"

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    Re: Political Participation

    Quote Originally Posted by earthworm View Post
    Which nation is this??
    I asked him that already. For some reason he seems reluctant to respond.
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    Re: Political Participation

    I voted for all as well as "other" because I've also worked on political campaigns and even been a campaign manager for a few.

    But then again, the members of this Board are not in the slightest bit representative of the population as a whole...

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    Re: Political Participation

    I voted on those and other. I have been voting on Youcut.com where you can choose what spending you'd like to see cut. Whichever one wins that week will be brought to the floor for an up or down vote. I guess that would count as other.

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