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Old 07-10-2016, 11:28 AM
 
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I usually vote Democrat or Independent, but there is no way in good conscience I can vote for either Clinton or Trump. Just horrible people, both of them. I can't even buy into the idea of voting for the "lesser of two evils" because of how pathetic both of them are.




I'll be voting to keep Hillary Clinton's hands off of the Supreme Court, likely the most important thing this election cycle.
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Old 07-10-2016, 11:49 AM
 
Location: Metro Detroit, Michigan
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I'm going to vote, but that doesn't mean I have to like the candidate. As a matter of fact, I don't think either one of them is presidential material. Just more proof that our system has been corrupted, and we need real change.
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Old 07-10-2016, 12:04 PM
 
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I have heard some of my conservative Christian friends say they also were not voting because they couldn't support either candidate with a good conscience.

They know they don't want Hillary, but Trump does not exactly ooze Christian values either.

I urge every Christian out there who thinks not voting or voting 3rd party is somehow the morally correct choice, to rethink their position.

Yes it would be nice to have people in office who shared every belief we do, but it is unrealistic. We are not electing a pastor in chief. We CANNOT hold a political representative to the same strict and high standards we would for our church.

Hillary is about as blatant of a direct enemy to the Christian worldview as Obama, and imo she is even worse.
Putting her in office will all but guarantee a 7-2 liberal/conservative split in the SCOTUS.
You think SCOTUS has eroded any sense of Christian values this country once had? Wait until that happens.
You will be lucky if your grand kids ever see even a more balanced 5-4 lib/con split in their lifetime.


There is only ONE morally correct choice a conservative Christian can make this November.

That is the choice to do the MOST you can to keep HRC out of the WH.
And the most you can do to ensure that outcome is a vote for Trump, because although he is far from a perfect candidate, a decision to not vote or vote third party is in fact a vote for HRC, which is EASILY the less moral choice.
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Old 07-10-2016, 12:24 PM
 
Location: Old Mother Idaho
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I usually vote Democrat or Independent, but there is no way in good conscience I can vote for either Clinton or Trump. Just horrible people, both of them. I can't even buy into the idea of voting for the "lesser of two evils" because of how pathetic both of them are.
Expect worse to come next time if you don't vote this time.

Go vote for someone, anyone who meets your thoughts the most. That's the only way to keep any democracy from beginning the slide into dictatorship. The danger is highest when the voter turnout is the lowest.
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Old 07-10-2016, 12:32 PM
 
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I usually vote Democrat or Independent, but there is no way in good conscience I can vote for either Clinton or Trump. Just horrible people, both of them. I can't even buy into the idea of voting for the "lesser of two evils" because of how pathetic both of them are.

Quite a few say that if you don't vote then shut up and quit bitching.
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Old 07-10-2016, 12:32 PM
 
Location: Kansas
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Well, I'm voting against more of the same as we, as a country, cannot handle even 4 more years of the same at this point. Also, I wonder if those that aren't voting for POTUS are not voting at all for other public offices, Congress (Fed & State) and other local candidates and in some places issues also could be on the ballot.
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Old 07-10-2016, 12:37 PM
 
Location: Wartrace,TN
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I've haven't voted for a republican or democrat for 35 years although I always vote. I know my vote means little other than a small sign that the two party system we have sucks.
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Old 07-10-2016, 12:56 PM
 
Location: Phoenix,Arizona
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The only thing that concerns me more then a continuation of Barack Hussein Obama's
UN-American policies with the Hildabeast at the wheel are the people that support
her lying She make Nixon look like a Saint !

Hillary Clinton stated that it was a travesty that our system let someone purchase a firearm while they were under FBI investigation. I couldn't agree more! It's almost as ludicrous as someone being under FBI investigation and being allowed to run for president.....Just Saying !

Hillary avoided indictment for perjury and obstruction of justice during the Starr investigation by repeating, "I do not recall," "I have no recollection," and "I donít know" a total of 56 times while under oath. And please don't forget "My mind is Jello".


Benghazi is calling...And IT'S NOT A VIDEO !
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Old 07-10-2016, 01:09 PM
 
Location: West Texas
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Quite a few say that if you don't vote then shut up and quit bitching.
^^ This!

Don't vote, then don't complain!
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Old 07-10-2016, 01:28 PM
 
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I usually vote Democrat or Independent, but there is no way in good conscience I can vote for either Clinton or Drumpf. Just horrible people, both of them. I can't even buy into the idea of voting for the "lesser of two evils" because of how pathetic both of them are.
You should still vote. Vote third party. I know most think that's throwing your vote away, but that's only true because people think it's true. If everyone who is reluctantly voting for the party they normally would even though they dislike the candidates decided to vote for Jill Stein or Gary Johnson or whomever, then that third party candidate would get a pretty substantial vote. Would they win? Not likely. But they could get enough to suddenly be serious contenders in future elections. And even if they wouldn't be contenders in the future, it would show the two major parties that there is serious dissatisfaction with them and put them in a position that requires them to change some positions and be more transparent.
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