Both main parties are running on "fear of the other" and it's bringing out the worst behavior in some people. I've seen many Trump and Hillary supporters both shame those who are voting third party, tell them to just stay home and not bother etc. What gives anyone the authority to think they can demand people to vote their way? I would never tell anyone how they should use their vote. It is our right to vote our conscience not be gaslighted into voting for a "lesser evil" etc. What do you think? Is it appropriate or effective to try to guilt people into following the herd?
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Absolutely! and I definitely agree with bottom up as well and do organize and work with local causes and politics. I wish more people felt like this :)
This is the tactic used by both sides to keep us voting against our best interests. Binary party system is corrupt on both sides now because of this divide and conquer mentality.
I really do not prefer either in fact, I find them both awful and cannot vote for either one in good conscience. I think this time a massive 3rd party vote would be a way to send a message to the system.
All true of course, I just wonder why it is so many people are so nasty about trying to browbeat others into voting their way. It's like we are programmed to keep going against our best interests on both "sides".
The emergence of more parties and getting more voices in front of the American people could only be a good thing I think. Harder to be fully corrupt with more parties.
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A vote for a 3rd party is not a "throw away" and it's hard to "spoil" anything when both parties are rotten to the core, but I respect your opinion although I disagree. I've been politically involved for years myself its time for change now.