I hate state governments. I think that they are just as prone to abuses and tyranny as the federal government is. After all, it's state governments that continued segregation for 100 years, and it was the empowering of state governments by the federal government that allowed them to do so.
So no, I don't believe in empowering states' rights. I believe in directly empowering the people. And for that I think we need the ability to affect federal legislation via national legislation. Which has absolutely nothing to do with states' rights.
If we had a voting system that gave 3rd party candidates a chance to actually be elected, I'd consider voting for one if their beliefs more closely matched my own than the candidates from the two main parties did. Until then, I'm not wasting my vote.
If you build a man a fire, he'll be warm for a day.
If you set a man on fire, he'll be warm for the rest of his life.
I'd only vote for a third party if I could find one that fit my views, which I can't, so I won't.
But what is it going to take to convince people that neither party is good for this country? Is $13+ trillion debt and a massive deficit not enough evidence for people? Last I checked both parties were responcible for this debt... not just the Democrats... not just the Republicans... both. I agree that the Democrats should be voted out of office, but I also think the Republicans should be too. Maybe if the Republicans were as conservative as they claim to be I'd consider voting for them. But I have yet to be convinced.
Last edited by Jucon; 08-07-10 at 12:17 PM.