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Will you vote on Election Day?

ChoicePercentVisualVotes
Yes 69%
415
No 30%
179
594 total votes

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1 Freeatlast (1991 comments) posted 3 years, 11 months ago

Yes I will use my one vote the best way I can think of .

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2 howardinyoungstown (591 comments) posted 3 years, 11 months ago

Apparently someone has forgotten that our founding fathers were the progressive and liberal left elements of colonial society! There is no way that you can make me believe that Benjamin Franklin were he alive today would want our government to control every woman's uterus, and would want organized religion (which he scorned) to have any access to or control of our Republic!
I strongly believe that the majority of our founding fathers were they alive today would be most vocal in their objections to corporate personhood, free trade at the cost of American jobs, and wielding our military overseas in the name of foreign policy.

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3 VINDYAK (1799 comments) posted 3 years, 11 months ago

I will vote and encourage everyone else in my circle of friends and family to vote. Now is the time to purge elected officals who are not working for us to repair our economy and restore jobs in Ohio. If I were an incumbant offical, I would be really nervous, because they have a very, very poor track record right now. If you can't do the job you promised to do, its time to hit the road and let someone else try. If we have to, the voters in Ohio will keep changing players until we find someone who does it right.

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4 piak (508 comments) posted 3 years, 11 months ago

Yes, I intend to vote. It's time for a change.

Contrary to some opinions, the Founding Fathers were concerned with returning this fledgling nation to the God given rights that had been usurped by the nobility and Crown of England. They worshiped God as THEY understood Him. They personally opposed prescribed churches (either Anglican or Papist), but did not want to force anyone to practice a religion.

The concept of a "professional" politician as we know them today would be unfathomable to them. During Colonial times, a governor (appointed by the Crown) was sent over to the colonies. They were issued specific instructions by the Crown and were subect to the Crown (King or Queen), the Privy Council and The Board of Trade, in that order. By the Crowns Instructions, they were to appoint a given number of Councillors from the colony. These men were to be "men of means", serving at the pleasure of the Governor, only to advise him as needed by his request. Today, we know them as state senators. Gradually, the common land owner, who held a 30 shilling freehold got the vote. Eventually, some of these people got together in their own assemblies and enacted legislation of interest to them. Approaching the governor was not easy and decades of plotting and in-fighting got them to be part of the legislature. This happened against the will of the governors and definitely against the will of the Crown. This was the start of representative government. No-the assemblymen were NOT paid-at first. But they began to vote themselves money from the taxes and took it. They developed into our Representatives. Since the governors were appointed by the crown and their average tenure was about 4 years (either through death, illness or some faction of the British government disliked the governor) and the governor left. These governors were "placemen" or in today's words, someone who wanted a "government job" to add to their pensions or to their "resume". So there was no active opposition here to the gradual development of our form of local government. Thus the American concept of the Legislature was born.

At the birth of this nation, the idea of political parties was a foreign thought, often classed as "anathema" to it's founders. The political parties of our early period emerged from the factions working to shape and mold our new form of government. Don't forget, we predated (1783) the French Revolution (1789). It's been a long, bumpy road for these 221 years to get here.

Yeah, I'm gonna vote.

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5 valleyred (1097 comments) posted 3 years, 11 months ago

Yes.... Have no problem saying Kasich, Portman, and a few other challengers will be getting my votes... The incumbents we got are lousy!

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6 GTX66 (343 comments) posted 3 years, 11 months ago

Anyone in Office, I will be voting against. I will also not vote for any tax levies.

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7 mrblue (983 comments) posted 3 years, 11 months ago

It is hard to get excited over any one candidate. Just look at the debt this country is in. Both parties can share the blame.

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8 CBDactivist (123 comments) posted 3 years, 11 months ago

WOW - who would admit they will not vote? and Why?

and we have men and women fighting for this right!

Puzzling!

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9 Nunya (1356 comments) posted 3 years, 11 months ago

@ piak

Jeez oh man,..

I didn't know Jesus Christ, Allah, Moses, Muhammad, Mother Mary, Buddha, Judah, David, Moses or even Pontius Pilate or Henry VIII was running on the ballot,.. I'll check again though.

Yet since you're such a Faux Neus fateful you won't need to. Because one doesn't need Confucius, Nostradamus, a Swami or Carnak. To render their clairvoyance to foretell that you're got it all wrong and you're voting Teabagger all the way,.. one just knows these things.

Albeit it's your choice and right and so what they hail from a network of deception. They bear the distinction of false prophecy and blasphemy that surely you can't resist,.. right?.

You know I get the satirical vision of that being one heck of a mix. One wearing knee high pants, a vest with tails, truffled shirt and a 3 cornered lid atop a powdered wig.

Of course donning pantyhose with square toe shoes jamming out on the tune of the twilight zone while holding an anti abolitionist sign riding a hovercraft to your polling place?,.. given this day of the newest millennium in 2010.

I'm certainly voting but absolutely not voting Teabagger but I also don't do wooden nickles either,.. I helped averting getting that moronic version of Methuselah and the Medusa elected in 2008.

As well as I'm also not fond of makeover witches who think embracing falsifying the bible is a way to connecting with my values or beliefs,.. and I'm not keen on Warlocks either.

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10 WarrenRicheyKid (167 comments) posted 3 years, 11 months ago

It's hard to describe this country as a functioning democracy when so few citizens vote.

Retired union member here. I'll vote this Election Day. We've got to preserve Social Security and Medicare for the next generation.

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11 piak (508 comments) posted 3 years, 11 months ago

I see I got a lecture from NUNYA. Well, it's his dime's worth (adjusted for inflation). And the amount of criticisms I've read concerning him, only confirm that I'M right.

Am I a Tea Bagger? No, not literally. I'm not sure what the Tea Baggers stand for and what they would do if in power, nor do I believe one party should be in power for any great length of time. Also, I don't like professional "politicians", who mask their grasp for power as "public service" In the early years of this nation, members of Congress or state legislatures came for a term or two and returned to private life. Too bad that concept fell by the wayside.

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12 eagleye (59 comments) posted 3 years, 11 months ago

Yep, I always vote. I'll vote for conservative fiscal policy, no more worthless spending, and no more bailouts. In case you've not checked, go to www.recovery.gov to see where our money is going in the 17th District. We've spend over $1 million per job to create about 236 jobs in the area. Do you think that's a good bargain? Check closely the idiotic things that got funded. Why isn't he FBI checking some of these grants and expenditures for fraud?????

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13 mrblue (983 comments) posted 3 years, 11 months ago

Too many men and women have died so that we may have the right to vote. This is still the best country in the world, so go to the polls and cast your vote.

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14 VINDYAK (1799 comments) posted 3 years, 11 months ago

If 75% of our voting public would go out and actually vote, instead of 45% this country would be in much better shape because those who complain the most are the ones who don't vote. These non-voters do not understand the system, nor do they understand how important their "one vote" really is.

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15 Freeatlast (1991 comments) posted 3 years, 11 months ago

TO CBDactivist posted 3 days, 13 hours ago

WOW - who would admit they will not vote? and Why?

and we have men and women fighting for this right! Puzzling

This one of the best comments I have read in a long time
THANK YOU

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