Saturday, June 04, 2016

Inspecting the Voting ballot for Tuesday's California primary

Each year is worse than the year before.  Perhaps I will die as an illegal alien in the country that I was born in?

But the Bible says this of those who it considers the heroes:

"These all died in faith, without receiving the promises, but having seen them from afar, and having welcomed them from a distance, and having confessed that they were strangers and exiles on the earth." - Hebrew 11:13

The only candidate I will vote for of the many on the ballot is one who has withdrawn from the election.

9 comments:

Rummuser said...

We have an option now here NOTA - None Of The Above. In the recently held elections in five states, it received respectable numbers!

Max Coutinho said...

Hi Looney,

I would second a NOTA option for all countries. Now that would send quite a message to politicians and exert pressure on them.

Vote wisely :)

Cheers

Looney said...

This certainly begins with the observation that, of the 100 or so candidates on the ballot running for offices from local judge to president of the USSA, the large majority of them aren't fit to run anything. The second observation is that the worst of those candidates is expected to win, and if NOTA were on the ballot this wouldn't change much. Then there is the question of what would be the actual result of a NOTA win in our post-constitutional, executive action era.

Max Coutinho said...

Looney, as always you are very pertinent; however, politicians have huge egos and there's where NOTA would play a huge role and exert more pressure on them to act decently: if they wanted to be spared of the embarrassment of "not being loved" by the electorate they'd act properly. But yes, there would always be a risk of placing the worst kind of individuals (of the charismatic type who would garner a few loyal voters) in power, but then the others would gang up against those candidates and undermine their work. Do you disagree?

"USSA"? LOL LOL LOL love your sense of humour...

Cheers

Looney said...

Max, indeed, tweaking those with big egos is always fun. I think that the football teach that is constantly being condemned for being called the Washington Redskins should change their name to the Washington Thinskins.

But perhaps another angle about what is bugging me?

There are millions of Hindus in my state who will vote almost exclusively for politicians who compel our public schools to proselytize on behalf of Islam and have opened California government funded Madrassas. The Mohammedans will vote for those who insist that America is constitutionally obligated to become a Sodomite theocracy. The hispanics will vote for those who want to turn us into a south American hell hole like the one they fled. The east Asians who fled totalitarian socialism will vote for totalitarian socialists. And the conservative will vote for libertarians who ideologically believe that there is nothing compelling in conservative beliefs relative to anything else.

But now, off to cast my vote!

Inklings said...

I am with you in regards to our presidential candidates. The problem with voting for the "lesser of two evils" is that it is still evil. I am hoping for a better candidate to run a write-in closer to the election. Am I dreaming for one? The U.S, is surely in a sad state of affairs right now.
Also, how many people are just going to stay home and not vote, because they don't like any candidate? Because there are other offices to vote for, too.

Looney said...

@Inklings, now you have me wondering a bit about Mormon eschatology relative to that which I am familiar with: I am taught that the end times will involve a complete degeneration into total chaos, before the return of our Lord and Savior. Not that we should look forward to what is happening, but rather that we shouldn't be surprised. Were you taught roughly the same, or something different?

Max Coutinho said...

Looney,

Hindus voting for politicians who compel schools to proselytise on behalf of Islam? Why, that doesn't make much sense as Hindus are against proselytising (much like Jews, who vote for politicians who lie to them regarding Israel and Jerusalem).

Like I say, the US is going through a weird phase. G-d Help America with whomever wins the elections in November.

Cheers

Inklings said...

About the same, Looney, I just didn't want to live through it. :) It is going to get really scary if things degenerate any more than they already have, though.