OT: Boycott the Debates!

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Great site. Join in the boycott, so debates can open up to other political parties besides the Montagues and the Capulets. Having only two political parties to choose from is hardly a choice.


-- Marie (pray4peace@compuserve.com), February 11, 2000


Enjoy your boycott. I am looking forward to hearing Alan Keyes.



-- gene (ekbaker@essex1.com), February 11, 2000.

ahhh, Marie...the system was designed from the beginning to eliminate "factions"...single-issue parties implied a parliament...and a parliament implied a sovereign...so we were (thank God) given a republican form of government. this, the founders hoped, would prevent the wildfire of a democracy, and the tyranny of the majority, based on mere passion .

The concept of winner-take-all (50 percent +1)precludes the current situation in Austria occurring in the U.S. Minority parties simply cannot win. (aside from the occasional state house seat)

So, we shall see the continued inexorable drift toward the middle, by the two parties, each pandering more and more toward whatever passion is hottest among the voters.

(Besides, the networks, i can tell you from experience, would NEVER carry a debate which included all the splinter parties....they don't LIKE carrying them now, but are compelled by their past to continue doing so.)

-- John Galt (still@doom.er), February 11, 2000.

oh...i like Keyes, too...but, note, he had to qualify as a Republican to be included.

-- John Galt (still@doom.er), February 11, 2000.

Yes, I know all that, but you can't blame a girl for trying, can you? Are you going down without a fight? Debates are run on money, and why shouldn't we vote with our wallets and hurt those sponsors where they live? And I seem to remember in all the history books that the colonists were told they "couldn't possibly" win the Revolutionary War! ---ggg--- Good thing we didn't listen to the "powers that be" that time. So, don't give up, people. Remember the WTO fiasco in Seattle and how all those people were abused, and the fallout really shook the WTO up! Such is the spirit of passive resistance....and nonviolent protest/noncooperation.

-- Marie (pray4peace@compuserve.com), February 11, 2000.

Gene, Have you heard if Alan Keyes will be in the South Carolina debates? I heard some talking head on FOX news yesterday saying he was looking forward to a debate between Bush and McCain without all the unelectable rif raft, sounds like they may be trying to keep him out.

-- search (search@Home.com), February 12, 2000.

Uh, Mr. galt's point (and I agree) is that it MIGHT be unwise to win this one.


-- Chuck, a night driver (rienzoo@en.com), February 12, 2000.

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