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5 years 40 weeks ago, 8:17 PM

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At this gunshow, there was a Republican table passing out literature and when I expressed a lack of confidence in the Republican party and declined to register as a Republican, they guy at the table posed this question

"What's better, working to reform the Republican party, or working to shove a third party in there"?

I thought this was a valid question, as I believe votes for anything other than Republican are wasted votes right now. What's the consensus here? I am closer to Libertarian than anything I have researched so far, but both big parties make any third party look like a bunch of kooks. Is it better to bite the bullet and register/vote Republican and lose our liberties at a slower pace, or do what I can to back up the local candidates and try to change things from the "grassroots" up?

"I have always been a soldier. I have known no other life. The calling of arms, I have followed from boyhood. I have never sought another." From The Virtues of War, by Steven Pressfield.
5 years 40 weeks ago, 8:45 PM

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I believe most voters are like I am and registered as independent. There are good people and bad in both parties. I just try to vote for the one who will do the least amount of damage.

America is not at war. The U.S. Military is at war. America is at the Mall. If you don't stand behind our troops, PLEASE feel free to stand in front of them!
5 years 40 weeks ago, 11:39 PM

zx12rmike

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couldnt have said it better myself, thank you

"We cannot defend freedom abroad by deserting it at home" Thomas Jefferson
5 years 40 weeks ago, 9:01 PM

runawaygun762

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And it's the wrong one. I know if I were elected, I'd consider it a continuation of my service to my community. I made a comment at a gunshop a while back that we need another president like Teddy Roosevelt and and the shop owner's lawyer, who was picking up a gun, brought up the point that a man like Roosevelt wouldn't subject his family to the type of scrutiny that candidates' families go through today. I have some pretty shady characters in my family and my past isn't exactly tailor-made for the kind of digging they do with the mudslinging. I really think that makes a lot of people who would otherwise be very humble, very good representatives (like me) forget about running for office. I still plan to run for a lower-level like state rep or mayor, but I would never make it through the hate from MSNBC without saying a lot of R-rated stuff

"I have always been a soldier. I have known no other life. The calling of arms, I have followed from boyhood. I have never sought another." From The Virtues of War, by Steven Pressfield.

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