Pre-election Contemplation

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous' started by autumnrain26, Nov 6, 2012.

  1. So I know many of you probably can't vote, as many of you are likely not of voting age nor live in America to even bother about voting.. However, many people are sure to not make a sound decision tomorrow at the voting place as you have been told that there are only 2 candidates (that matter). Media makes it so and people do as they are told. And we are stuck choosing between the "Lesser of 2 evils" with is stupid and asinine at the same time.

    This, of course, goes without mentioning certain things we have seen pass (some of which has been met with opposition and rejected, most haven't) in the past 4 years. Now, before I go on, I oppose both of the majors candidates for different reasons, which I will touch upon soon.

    Many of us remember a "small" fiasco that saw several websites blackout there pages for a 24 hour period. This was in response to the SOPA and PIPA acts that were ultimately shot out of the water by concerns of infringements of freedom of speech and expression. Many people here, I'm sure, signed the petitions against them. Although the president did submit a press release that the administration would not support SOPA and PIPA in their current form, they did explicitly state that they supported the idea of being able to censor the internet.

    Some have probably not heard of NDAA and NDRP, the NDAA gives the military the power to arrest and detain U.S. citizens on U.S. indefinitely without trial. And the NDRP grants the government the power to seize any properties (Utilities, homes, vehicles, etc) deemed necessary in the event of an national emergency.

    There is also "Obamacare" which criminalizes people for not having health insurance. The word states that if you go without health insurance you would be levied a tax penalty. Of course, you could refuse to pay said penalty, however, there is a federal law that if you refuse to pay federal taxes you could be sent to prison.. :oops:

    I am sure many of you have seen that little box in my signature about my refusal to vote for Obama. He is a terrorist, using the definition of terrorism set forth by U.N. Security Council Resolution 1566, which states: "[Acts of terrorism are to be considered] criminal acts, including against civilians, committed with the intent to cause death or serious bodily injury, or taking of hostages, with the purpose to provoke a state of terror in the general public or in a group of persons or particular persons, intimidate a population or compel a government or an international organization to do or to abstain from doing any act, which constitute offences within the scope of and as defined in the international conventions and protocols relating to terrorism, are under no circumstances justifiable by considerations of a political, philosophical, ideological, racial, ethnic, religious or other similar nature,"

    In addition, the Atlantic goes on to state: "Contrary to [President Obama's] own previously stated understanding of what the Constitution and the War Powers Resolution demand, President Obama committed U.S. forces to war in Libya without Congressional approval, despite the lack of anything like an imminent threat to national security."

    ...On the other side of the coin, you have Mitt Romney. :confused:

    Public Broadcasting Service, PBS, has long been used as a teaching tool in many classrooms across America. They have countless hours of educational shows (Sesame Street, Barney, Sid the Science Kid, Bill Nye, Nova) airing around the year, although they do receive federal funding from several federal programs, they must also run seasonal pledge drives to continue to be able to bring new shows in and continue the older shows. However, Romney has stated if he is elected, he is cutting funding from PBS. This will likely cause a charitable organization whom usually barely breaks even with the pledge drives and federal funding that it would most likely be a mortal wound.

    I would rather not get started about Planned Parenthood, because I have so much respect for them for assisting me obtain prenatal care while I was expecting my beautiful daughter. Although many groups vilify Planned Parenthood for their position on abortion, They do not shove abortion onto people whom don't want it, nor do they try to blatantly convince people to get abortions. They only dutifully make all of the options aware to the patient and then let the patient choose their course of action. On top of this it is one of few places in America that offer prophylactics and other forms of birth control free of charge. Romney aims to rid Planned Parenthood entirely of their federal funds, which are used for these free birth control and services.

    In this day and age, I am pretty sure everyone knows a member of the LBGT community. As such, many of us may be part of the community, and/or know couples. Gay marriage has been legal in a few states as well as in Canada for some time and yet, Romney says that Gay Parents are not "real parents"? And has, during his tenure as governor of Massachusetts, blocked routine recording of birth certificates for children born to same-sex parents.

    :oops:... There is more to argue against both candidates but I know I lost many of you several paragraphs ago. I hope that people see that voting for the lesser of 2 evils means you are still voting for evil.. There are other candidates besides the 2 devils the media says are the only candidates.. <,<

    EDIT: I realized how blocky everything appeared in text and edited the formatting.. :)
  2. I just have to give this a like. Why don't they have people like you on the news actually saying things like that. The answer: you have a point.
    sgx2000 and autumnrain26 like this.
  3. It's sad how there's 7 candidates running for president but most people have only heard of 2...