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BT: Voting...for the lesser of two evils... [message #375341] Thu, 31 January 2008 12:15 Go to next message
Chris, GA  is currently offline Chris, GA
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Lesser of Two Evils?[ 28 vote(s) ]
1.Other, please explain Smile 2 / 7%
2.I will vote for the lesser of two evils in order to help defeat the "other guy/gal" 21 / 75%
3.I only vote for someone who represents my values and position on issues 5 / 18%

So would you rather vote for the lesser of two evils to help defeat the other guy/gal or abstain from voting altogether?


Chris, GA
Re: BT: Voting...for the lesser of two evils... [message #375367 is a reply to message #375341 ] Thu, 31 January 2008 13:29 Go to previous messageGo to next message
KarlaB
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I absolutely believe that the lesser of two evils on our side is far better than having one of the other side go into office at this time in history. I didn't always feel that way, but from what I've heard them say on all the big issues, I do now believe it.

KarlaB
Re: BT: Voting...for the lesser of two evils... [message #375369 is a reply to message #375341 ] Thu, 31 January 2008 13:41 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Lisa R.  is currently offline Lisa R.
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With our primary on Tues, I'm still a bit undecided on who to vote for.

In the past, I've voted "the lesser of two evils." I have a lot of issues with Republicans, but at least on paper, they look a lot more like what I want in a government. What I see in Democratic leadership is really scary.

Now, we're at a point, though, where the two major parties are looking more and more alike in practical terms, and the way they look is pretty unconstitutional, IMHO. I think our country is going down the drain (even if it IS better than many other countries)

All that to say, I really don't know just now. I'm incredibly frustrated about our options. What I want is someone who will uphold our Constitution and our freedoms, and not give way to fear in all these Homeland Security/Patriot Act violations of our freedoms. I just don't know whether to sit back and watch the decline, or fight it as long as I can. Smile


Blessings,
Lisa R.
Re: BT: Voting...for the lesser of two evils... [message #375461 is a reply to message #375341 ] Thu, 31 January 2008 21:07 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Leigh  is currently offline Leigh
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Here's my take. In the primary elections especially, it is best to vote for the person who best represents my values. That person is not always the majority choice, but at least I have voted for the best person at least once.

In the general election I will vote for the person who comes closest to my values, even if they are not what I consider to be the best person.

Because Nashville is strictly Democrat and Tennessee does not have open primaries, it creates a very interesting dilemma when there are local races of great importance. It is common for voters to cross over in the primaries just to vote in local races. This makes a lot of people mad because we can't always vote in every single primary race.

Fortunately this time we are not faced with that dilemma except for the fact that some of the best people did not run, and some of the worst did.

However, in recent years it has been interesting to see how polarizing a particular politician can be. I can certainly appreciate that because I would rather have very clear differences between good and bad than to have someone who compromises at every turn.

[Updated on: Thu, 31 January 2008 21:10]


Leigh
Tennessee

"Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety."

~~Benjamin Franklin

Re: BT: Voting...for the lesser of two evils... [message #375462 is a reply to message #375461 ] Thu, 31 January 2008 21:12 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Sherry in NH  is currently offline Sherry in NH
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It depends on what you mean by *evil*.

I have never voted for someone I considered evil. I would not vote for Adolph Hitler, if I knew anything about what he was doing. I've not voted for anyone that I knew was not pro-life.

I would like to think that I would not vote for a dictator in a you-must-vote-for-one-candidate election, although the truth is that my dh would probably determine what our family would do in that case.

To me, the English phrase "lesser of two evils" has a kind of tongue-in-cheekness about it that I don't see represented in the signature lines that I've seen refer to it lately.

It means (to me) more like: in a perfect world, I would have better choices, but I'm choosing the better of the two choices I am given. However, if both choices were actually EVIL, I would write someone in.


In Jesus

Sherry from NH
Re: BT: Voting...for the lesser of two evils... [message #375463 is a reply to message #375462 ] Thu, 31 January 2008 21:16 Go to previous messageGo to next message
denise d
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Is anyone watching the Democratic debates?

Anyone? Anyone?



God is Love.
Re: BT: Voting...for the lesser of two evils... [message #375482 is a reply to message #375341 ] Thu, 31 January 2008 23:11 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Mary Jo  is currently offline Mary Jo
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I watched most of it and then somebody came to the house.
I have a very hard time even listening to Hillary. I just can't imagine hearing her for four years if by some bizarre chance she won. Confused

To the original question... can I vote for the lesser of two evils? Yes, I can because I think it would be near impossible in politics to agree with one person on everything.

I heard a preacher one time say vote with wisdom. He said if you are against abortion vote for the person that will do the most to get rid of poverty. Abortion mostly happens in low income areas. He taught us to really look at the issues and vote for the person who would do the best on those issues. Wink
Re: BT: Voting...for the lesser of two evils... [message #377162 is a reply to message #375341 ] Thu, 07 February 2008 08:18 Go to previous message
Lisa R.  is currently offline Lisa R.
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I put this in another thread. I've been contemplating this concept and decided that I'm not really voting for the lesser of two evils. I'm standing against the greater of two evils. Smile


Blessings,
Lisa R.
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