Are you gonna vote?

It is you duty as an American after all ;-)

Unfortunately, I'm only 16, and thus cannot vote yet...

Well, before this turns into a God v. Darwin thread (FSM forbid!), let me just remind everyone to Be Nice - no political bashing; you're welcome to say why you want to vote for such and such candidate, but let's not say how much the other guy is awful and start a fight, cause that's not cool.

So, are you voting? Who are you rallying for? Why? How? True or False? GO! ;-)

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NachoMahma9 years ago
. I plan on voting. Not sure for whom, but leaning toward McCain. Not so much since he recruited Palin. . I'd like to see a McCain/Biden ticket.
Labot2001 (author)  NachoMahma9 years ago
I agree with you, despite they're differences, McCain and Biden would do well together. I think he chose Palin more for her "image" than anything else. He needed a campaign partner to "complete him" - someone who soccer moms and Christians could relate to. I don't have anything against Christianity, but I do believe in the Separation of Church & State, and ever since Nixon, was it? people have been using their faith for campaign points. My religion teacher (I attend a Catholic school) said that an atheist would never become the President; she didn't believe me when I told her that Lincoln was one.
. Well, I don't want a soccer mom for VP (and potentially Prez). I want someone that has some idea of how The World works - Condoleezza Rice, Madeline Albright, & al. Maybe Ms. Palin is wiser than she appears to be, but she makes me uncomfortable - too much of that "I'm Mom and I know what's best for you better than you do" attitude.
. I didn't know that Lincoln was an atheist. If anyone is interested, try Googling "Abraham Lincoln" +atheist .
. 20 years ago, I would have said a woman or a Black would never become Prez. From what I can tell, most ppl's problem with Hillary and Obama is not their gender/race, but their politics. We've come a long way, baby.
I knew Mary Todd was into spiritualism, but never heard Lincoln was a full-on Atheist.
Labot2001 (author)  skunkbait9 years ago
I was really surprised when I found that out.
To be honest, I wasn't too surprised.
Labot2001 (author)  skunkbait9 years ago
Why's that?
Without getting into the civil war, I'd say: his view of the constitution, and his tolerance of Mary Todd's "spiritual" oddities. I would not have expected him to be an actual atheist, but at least a deist or agnostic.
He, along with quite a number of his contemporaries, was a secularist - as close to being openly atheist as the prevailing culture would allow.
Labot2001 (author)  Kiteman9 years ago
I have to ask you what "contemporaries" means in the context you just used. My history book uses it many, many times... Colleagues? Peers?
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