The Democrats and the Republicans that's who, and they only represent half
of all Americans,
It's time for the other half to get our chance to show them how a free society is run.
There are groups of people who think, that if I want to get the Republicrates of
We should throw in the towel already and just support the lesser of two evils.
To me it seems obvious that these poor brain washed souls just don't understand the beauty and workings of our election system.
So for them lets go over the basics of politics in America.
Common belief is that only a Democrat or Republican can win an election.
Truth: There are dozens of parties and any party can win any election.
The office of President of the USA has also been held by members of The Federalist Party, the Democratic Republican party, (yes they used to be one), and the Whig Party.
Common Belief is that we vote for the president
Truth is the popular vote don't mean squat, we vote for electors of the electoral college and they vote for for the president.
Common belief is that only the two major parties get represented at the electoral college.
Truth is that as many as 15 candidates have earned electoral votes in a single presidential election. Aside from the above mentioned parties, that the Independent Party, the anti Masonic Party, the American Party, the Constitutional Union Party, the Populist Party, the Progressive Party, the States Rights Party, the American Independent Party, and the Libertarian Party have earned electoral votes in a Presidential Election
So to continue, When the electoral College votes, a candidate must receive
at least half the votes to win or the House of Representatives gets to vote on who
will become the next President of the United States.
So why does the Electoral College even have to vote?
We all know who they pledged to vote for in advance?
The Electors don't have to vote for who they pledged, they can vote for anyone they want. Three times candidates have been given electoral who didn't receive any votes in the regular election. This is the point where a third party candidate has power. A Candidate with a couple states worth of Electoral votes can ask his electors to vote for a different candidate or can get his electors to point out the advantage of throwing more votes toward the third party candidate, all it takes is a couple of promises on the right issues, and the third party candidate yields the power of deciding who gets elected or can force the issue to the House of Representatives. (this has happened only twice ever) This is why the TWO PARTIES don't want you to vote for "other Parties", Because they lose control of the game.
In the 2000 election less than 50% of the population bothered to vote. If they
had been mobilized the rest could have provided an upset victory Ralph Nader could
have been president! Harry Browne could have been president! Hell I might have been
president (Hold that thought) People need to realize that they can take control of
government and to this end I am working. Most of the people don't vote because they
see the futility of it, big government makes it's decisions without ever consulting
the people they claim to be representing!
This project puts forth a participation rate goal of 90% in 2012. They say 90% has never happened and never will? Maybe, Maybe not. The plan of this campaign is get get those who would not usually vote, to get registered and to vote! Also to try to put the most agreed upon issues to the ballot along side the most controversial ones. The result should be that once and for all the politicians will know where the people stand, then they will have the choice to represent or get the hell out!!!
Over the past several decades, the coalition of the Republican and Democratic parties running our government has passed many unconstitutional laws requiring other political parties to jump though bigger hoops, to get more signatures to be on the ballots. They have excluded them from participating in primaries, They have covertly passed initiatives through during those primaries, they exclude third parties from debates and use the new media through the primary systems to get valuable air time for free. Funny part is some hundred years ago the Republican and Democratic party, like today were one and the same. The true democratic process was defeated many many years ago.
They have also passed laws that set up economic barriers, filing fees for the president are around $2000 (you pay by the page for all filing documents) Interestingly enough, as soon as you spend or collect $2000, you have to file more papers and pay more fee's. Me, I hate paper work and collecting signatures is hard work, (especially if you are in a national race).
Write in voting goes hand in hand with the democratic process. In the beginning
ballot boxes were truly boxes. You wrote your vote on a piece of paper, and placed
it in the box. After the election the votes were counted and a winner declared. Sometimes
the winners of a race never even ran a campaign, this is where the term being drafted
came from. You were called for duty by the people and were proud to serve. So don't
believe the Republicrats when they tell you that write in votes are a waste of time
or not proper procedure. They are the basis of the democratic process and we should
never forget that.
So what if a write in candidate has never won the presidential election, up until 2000, the supreme court had never decided who would be president.
So who do I expect to support me? Obviously the youth
and the potheads and the tribes
of earth people, the indians, the hippies, the poor, the oppressed. How about
the sick and dying who are denied their medicine? How about the grandmothers and
grandfathers who are worried about the future of their heirs? What about the youth
who realize their future is being sold to the corporate interests. Together, the
people who don't normally vote, because they have no-one to support. About 110 million
people voted in the year 2000 Election. Current US population is around 260 million,
50 million can't vote because they are too young or lost their right. That leaves
50 million people that could but don't vote. Those 50 million people are my target
group, my hope my chance to steal the election away from the political know it all's
who want you to waste your vote on the lesser of two evils.
You have to remember that it's all a game to begin with... Jesse the body had to face it in his race for Governor, But his was a problem of being on the ballot. He got to be the governor and still few know his real last name...
Even if this election gets split three ways? Then the electorate would be more likely switch allegiances... (The electoral college doesn't have to vote for who they pledged for) So what if a unknown write in candidate got 30% percent of the vote ? Wouldn't that send a message to the electorate? Just remember that the election is not over until the new president is sworn in...
A sneak attack at the polls ! Is there a more bolder approach to take away the power from elite that stole it from us in the first place? Could this race end up being the biggest political sting ever? So what happens when a pissed off yuppie turned hippy incites the quiet peaceful people to go out and exercise their constitutionally granted right to vote? We'll see in November !!!