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mstrsplinter326 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-20-04 11:45 PM
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7. Revolution, Democracy, Nader, Proportional Representation
A) Revolutions do happen overnight, sometimes faster
B) While I will vote democratic in 2004, one should never have to choose between the lesser of two evils. We aught to be choosing between the better of two goods. Like when the country had to choose between the Jeffersons and Adams of the world.
Your argument seems to want to take the wind out of both the push for change and more importantly the importance of third parties. Nader helped prod a sleeping giant, not that we all woke up, but many did. The Green Party is why you post so passionately now. Their significance cannot be undercut.
C) Just to pre-respond to haters, Nader didn't cost Gore the election you all did. You didn't respond when the Supreme Court gave the election away. You didn't join the Green's in trying to rid the nation of the 'selection committee' of sorts for the president (Electoral College). Both of those are already haunting you, but they should worry you even more. They will be problems again.
D) Proportional Representation is the future, Winner-take-all is the past.
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