Posted by: thebylog | August 24, 2004

Partisan

If I were politically active, I think I might join the Constitution party! Can you imagine me joining some nondescript idealistic group of political crusaders? Nah, but they make a lot of sense.

I heard their presidential candidate on the Michael Medved Show today and he was fascinating! He called the two major parties Socialist Party [a] and Socialist Party [b]! And he kept telling Medved that he was making a logical error in his reasoning that would be the fatal flaw to his ideas. Medved was trying to say that a vote for the Constitution party was a vote wasted, especially since it would take away from votes toward the Bush campaign, but the dude said no, you’ve got to vote your conscience and you can’t assume that any political candidate has no chance. If you don’t vote your conscience, if you settle for “the lesser of two evils” there’s no way you’ll get what you want.

It’s interesting how much I blather about politics on this page. I think it has something to do with the fact that my position on politics and my relationship to–and view of–the government is unsettled as yet.

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Responses

  1. The most frustrating aspect of this is that there is no face-to-face community interaction happening here. I find more and more that I need that as I process, struggle, wrestle with the big questions.

    Q: Where are you looking for your answers as you work on this?

    Merry

  2. The most frustrating aspect of this is that there is no face-to-face community interaction happening here. I find more and more that I need that as I process, struggle, wrestle with the big questions.

    Q: Where are you looking for your answers as you work on this?

    Merry

  3. I could lecture you on non-resistance and how that is connected with not entering the political realm. And about how God is Soverign. But I will refrain from doing that. You’re older than me. So it wouldn’t be polite. Lauren

  4. Non-resistance is abused.

    Ag

  5. Well, that would depend as to if you are GENUINELY non-resistant, or just want a c.o. status. If you’re genuine, it probobly won’t be abused…
    Lauren

  6. Well, that would depend as to if you are GENUINELY non-resistant, or just want a c.o. status. If you’re genuine, it probobly won’t be abused…
    Lauren


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