New Idea for an American Political Revolution: Masse Voter Protest by not Voting

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  1. Misfit Chick profile image71
    Misfit Chickposted 13 months ago

    New Idea for an American Political Revolution: Masse Voter Protest by not Voting for Either Party.

    What if we filled Congress & POTUS during the next big election with people not running under the GOP or Democrat party? (It could be a one-time protest, not necessarily a new way for us to vote.) What if we elected a BUNCH of passionate oddballs like Trump into offices that maintain this country? At the very least, even if we did not succeed but came close - I think GOP & Dems might start thinking twice about how/why they do the things they do, and for whom. What do you think? Would it have any affect, at all? Do you think enough people would even join in the protest to make a difference?

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  2. lions44 profile image99
    lions44posted 13 months ago

    1. We already kind of have that w/Trump. How's that working out?  People not within a party (or those who use parties for their runs like Trump) tend to be incompetent  We can't afford that.  This is the U.S., not Luxembourg. 

    2. As one who has worked inside government, it's not the place for oddballs and outliers.  Whether Federal, state or city, the work is incredibly complex.  You have to be mature, professional and dedicated. Plus, have some knowledge of how government works.  Anger only takes you so far.  If you can't read a balance sheet or file taxes, don't run for office.

    1. Misfit Chick profile image71
      Misfit Chickposted 13 months agoin reply to this

      The idea comes from Trump & Obama. BO was the original oddball (they can be educated, not brainwashed) then we got Trump via hysteria - & still no bipartisanship. This protest might get a point across if promoted right, don't you think?

    2. lions44 profile image99
      lions44posted 13 months agoin reply to this

      Would never think of BO as oddball (outlier, maybe) but Dem mainstream. I voted Romney-McCain.   
      Protest vote would go too far and we're stuck w/crazy. The U.S. is too important for that. Many Americans don't realize our place in the world.

    3. Alternative Prime profile image68
      Alternative Primeposted 13 months agoin reply to this

      AMEN CJ ~ Here's a FEW IMPORTANT REASONs WHY I VOTE Prog. Democratic ~ Democrats R FIGHTING 4 Universal Health-Care, 2 ENHANCE Social Security & Medicare, 2 FUND Medicaid, 2 offer FREE College etc ~ Donald & CONservatives OPPRESS Americans

    4. Misfit Chick profile image71
      Misfit Chickposted 13 months agoin reply to this

      Obama didn't end an oddball but was voted in as 1 over Hillary cuz we wanted 'change' remember? He was inexperienced & meant to buck the system, be an educated Trump LoL! Just cuz GOP chose someone like T doesnt mean they would all be like that.

    5. bradmasterOCcal profile image28
      bradmasterOCcalposted 13 months agoin reply to this

      CJ
      Gov Work is NOT complex? I worked a lot of defense projs mostly as a consultant. I know a lot about these workers. I also worked in the private sector so I know the contrast.

      I also bid on some gov contracts and I know how slimy is that process

    6. jackclee lm profile image81
      jackclee lmposted 13 months agoin reply to this

      Cj, it is thinking like yours that allows our government to be treated special and ineffective...
      Government is a business like any other business. It needs to be accountable to its customers - the people. When it gets so conplicated to be run effici

    7. The0NatureBoy profile image46
      The0NatureBoyposted 13 months agoin reply to this

      JL, Government is not a business, as https://hubpages.com/politics/The-U-S-C … ons-Spirit shows, it is a contract between the governed and governors where we are supposed to eliminate anyone in government who breaches that contract.

    8. jackclee lm profile image81
      jackclee lmposted 13 months agoin reply to this

      It is a business in the sense that it serves at the pleasure of its customers. The people pay through their taxes for services provided by the government. If the government cannot deliver, they are voted out. The problem arises when govt knows best..

    9. The0NatureBoy profile image46
      The0NatureBoyposted 13 months agoin reply to this

      Our taxes are to ensure the 6 conditions the Preamble intended accomplished are, we determines what we want and taxes to the governors are to assist our obtaining them. No way is the US' government supposed to be a business.

  3. jackclee lm profile image81
    jackclee lmposted 13 months ago

    A better idea would be to vote out the current members of either party. That is voting for the opposition of the incumbent. This is a self imposed "term limits" on members of Congress. Let them know in no uncertain terms, they are there to serve the people who voted. It is not a lifetime career. They have a limited time to make a difference.

    1. Misfit Chick profile image71
      Misfit Chickposted 13 months agoin reply to this

      Well, I think its kind of hard to vote out an incumbent and vote in a member of the same party at the same time - plus, I don't think that would send the message we want, either. If the parties actually felt threatened, they MIGHT change.

    2. The0NatureBoy profile image46
      The0NatureBoyposted 13 months agoin reply to this

      JL, they are supposed to know they are our trustees and we can force time limits on them if we band together and DEMAND it constitutionally.

  4. The0NatureBoy profile image46
    The0NatureBoyposted 13 months ago

    As I understand the U.S. Constitution's reading, see https://hubpages.com/politics/The-U-S-C … ns-Spirit, it is unconstitutional to have, not to mention vote, parties. The political Revolution needed is for We The People do what it DEMANDS we do and impeach everyone elected as a party member, how can they "protect the constitution" when they are not even elected constitutionally. What needs to be done is to pass that partial interpretation of the constitution around to everyone you know wants change and have then impeach the president and all of congress.

    1. jackclee lm profile image81
      jackclee lmposted 13 months agoin reply to this

      What are you saying? Impeach for what? For someone who bring up our Constitution and not have a basic understanding of it is very unsettling.

    2. The0NatureBoy profile image46
      The0NatureBoyposted 13 months agoin reply to this

      A Misdemeanor per Article 2.4, none in government is constitutionally elected causes them to committed perjury, a high Crime. 9/11 was Treason everyone in government refused to prosecute Bush and company for makes them treasonous.

    3. Misfit Chick profile image71
      Misfit Chickposted 13 months agoin reply to this

      I think you'll have a hard time selling that idea to the masses. I'm trying to think of something that all sides will feel good about. We ALL want things to change. How else can we do it with so many people & with such deep divisions?

    4. The0NatureBoy profile image46
      The0NatureBoyposted 13 months agoin reply to this

      Everyone looks at one side or another rather than the whole, it should be "the constitution require it, make it so" and not the unconstitutional parties or sides. When we say "it's the law, it matters not what I like obey the law" we'll have unity.

    5. Misfit Chick profile image71
      Misfit Chickposted 13 months agoin reply to this

      When we stop treating the Constitution as if it were the unchangeable Word of God, with people arguing over interpretations of it - and start utilizing it in wise ways as it can apply to our government today - then we'll have unity.

    6. The0NatureBoy profile image46
      The0NatureBoyposted 13 months agoin reply to this

      Revelation 12:5 calls it a "Rod of Iron" for governing the nations with, Isaiah 45:7 say the Lord DO everything done so I treat everything as the "word of God" since god is doing it.

    7. Misfit Chick profile image71
      Misfit Chickposted 13 months agoin reply to this

      With the idea that 'god is doing' everything, then we don't have to think for ourselves, do we? Our founding fathers thought of everything all the way into our future and no adjustments are ever needed? God created us with a brain for a reason.

    8. The0NatureBoy profile image46
      The0NatureBoyposted 13 months agoin reply to this

      They reestablished the USA to become Mystery, Babylon the Great... so the world can come to an end in 2028 or sooner. We are living robots and, as "the Matrix" demonstrated, it's all a real illusion played out throughout infinity.

    9. Misfit Chick profile image71
      Misfit Chickposted 13 months agoin reply to this

      Good grief. You seriously need to at least GLANCE thru my 1st spotlight hub, E. Conspiracies (even real ones) do NOT equal an unchanging prophecy & many people have been deceived like you have. Minds were created to be FREE, not enslaved in fear.

    10. The0NatureBoy profile image46
      The0NatureBoyposted 13 months agoin reply to this

      I don't see "E. Conspiracies" on your profile, how can I read it. Only when anyone doesn't comprehend Reincarnation and Karma controls all of existence and there is no good nor evil does one live afraid. fear, "to approach with cautious learning"

  5. smcopywrite profile image25
    smcopywriteposted 13 months ago

    This is a very serious matter. The repercussions of political decisions made last for decades and effectively shape the future for other generations.

    A great example is our current "president/clown" is removing every good piece of legislature put in place by the previous president simply because he can. There is no thought to the who what why or when of it. No long term plan or strategy to benefit the people he represents as a whole. Simply undoing what was done. Remember, Obama doesnt make a law.

    The laws in place are a combination of all branches of government. The senate, house, president and the supreme court as well on the other end. Quit being stooges and do something significant and pertinent other than protesting.

    This is not the time for protesting, but the time to grow up and become adults. Informed and educated adults. I cannot believe the people holding the popular vote. A study discovered 15% of college graduates believe judge judy is on the supreme court. Save this generation and those who follow. Impeach a clown on the seat of the Oval Office.

    This is not a TV show where you say cut and get a do over. The rest of the world is simply waiting to pounce while we implode.

    1. Misfit Chick profile image71
      Misfit Chickposted 13 months agoin reply to this

      Trump inspired idea cuz 1) our world has not ended nor will it necessarily end just cuz someone with his inexperience & disposition is potus & 2) Its time to think outside the box: last 2 pres' from either party were meant to bring change &am

 
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