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82% of Voters Will See at least One Libertarian on their Ballots

Discussion in 'Political Debate & Discussion' started by KenH, Oct 21, 2010.

  1. KenH

    KenH Active Member

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    82% of Voters Will See at least One Libertarian on their Ballots

    October 19th, 2010

    There is at least one Libertarian on the ballot across the U.S, in areas containing 81.9% of the voters, for the November 2010 election. The Libertarian Party, as is usual in midterm years, is on the ballot in more places than any other minor party.

    For 2010, the equivalent percentages for other leading minor parties are: Green, 54.6%; Constitution, 39.0%; Working Families, 8.8%. Of course, most of the Working Families Party nominees are also Democratic Party nominees.

    Also, 7.3% of the voters will see a candidate on the ballot with the Tea Party label, but there is no nationally-organized political party with that name. Voters will see the Tea Party label in Florida, Nevada, and in a single U.S. House district in New Jersey. And, 9.5% of voters will see an Independence Party nominee on their ballots, but there is no national political party with that name, just three particular state parties in Minnesota, New York, and South Carolina.

    - www.ballot-access.org/2010/10/19/82-of-voters-will-see-at-least-one-libertarian-on-their-ballots/
     
  2. sag38

    sag38 Active Member

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    So!!!, If there's one on my ballot I won't vote for him or her and I believe that will be the case with most voters. Just because there's a lot of them running doesn't mean they will be voted into office.
     
  3. KenH

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    Just passing along information as to third parties being on the ballot this November.
     
  4. John Toppass

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    I could not support a party who is pro-abortion and pro-gay marriage. I didnt not have to read far to disqualify the whole party.
     
  5. KenH

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    And in all likelihood, 82% of voters are going to see on the ballot a Libertarian candidate who will lose.
     
  7. preachinjesus

    preachinjesus Well-Known Member

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    I'll be voting out almost every incumbent in office from both parties. If a libertarian is there and has a good foundation of principles (I am pretty well read on the candidates before I go and vote) I'll vote for them.

    We need to completely overhaul all elected offices in DC and reduce the employment base of the federal government. Of this I am absolutely convinced.
     
  8. targus

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    Ken H gave it a try with his Libertarians for Life link - but The Libertarian party is not pro-life.

    From the Libertarian official website: http://www.lp.org/platform

    1.3 Personal Relationships

    Sexual orientation, preference, gender, or gender identity should have no impact on the government's treatment of individuals, such as in current marriage, child custody, adoption, immigration or military service laws. Government does not have the authority to define, license or
    restrict personal relationships. Consenting adults should be free to choose their own sexual practices and personal relationships.

    1.4 Abortion

    Recognizing that abortion is a sensitive issue and that people can hold good-faith views on all sides, we believe that government should be kept out of the matter, leaving the question to each person for their conscientious consideration.
     
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    True enough the libertarians are not pro-life, but neither are they pro-abortion. They are pro-liberty; they think the government should stay out of it.

    I agree with them on many points, but abortion is one where I have to disagree. Where your liberty ends is where mine begins and when your liberty costs another human being their life, then that is no longer liberty.

    I do think it is very interesting how when we go far enough to the left or right we seem to come full circle. Anarchism is the end result of either political extreme.

    The protection of the innocents and the helpless is a valid function of government.
     
  10. KenH

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    And there will be folks who vote for a winning candidate from a major party thinking things will change (and that candidate says that he really, really means it this time) and these folks will be disappointed.

    Fiscal change will come only because it is forced on the politicians of the major parties. Of course, even such fiscal change will not stop the march toward more of a police state.
     
  11. KenH

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    That's why I am a Libertarian.
     
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  12. KenH

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    Party platforms can be changed.
     
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    What makes you think that anything would change with a few Libertarians in office?
     
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    So you think that the Libertarian Party will change their core platform of emphasis on individual liberty and interfer in the personal s#x lives of people?

    My problem with the Libertarian Party's position can be best summed up by a quotation commonly attributed to Edmund Burke.

    "All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing."

    Libertarians would do nothing about abortion.

    Nothing about drug abuse.

    Nothing on a whole host of other moral issues.
     
  15. KenH

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    Wouldn't hurt.
     
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    How do you know.

    Ron Paul is the closest that we have to a Libertarian in Federal office to my knowledge.

    And he is really big on earmarks.
     
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    On their tolerant stance on abortion...

    On not nowing if they would really be any different then the current bunch...

    Not exactly a ringing endorsement. :laugh:
     
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