Internet Voter Registration Day: pledge to vote, and get your friends to pledge, and scare the piss out of SOPA-loving DC insiders

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16 Responses to “Internet Voter Registration Day: pledge to vote, and get your friends to pledge, and scare the piss out of SOPA-loving DC insiders”

  1. Ito Kagehisa says:

    Websense blocks the site for “potentially damaging content”, just FYI.

  2. Brainspore says:

    Also, if you’re one of those people who brags about not voting because you think it only lends legitimacy to an inherently corrupt system: please just shut up. Being too lazy to fill out a ballot doesn’t make you Patrick Henry.

    • septimar says:

      That’s a straw man. If someone is e.g. a genuine anarchist they simply regard voting as evil. I disagree, and you too, but people have other reasons not to vote besides laziness.

      • If they’re a true anarchist, then they should not partake nor benefit from being a part of a democratic republic.

      • Brainspore says:

        I disagree, and you too, but people have other reasons not to vote besides laziness.

        That could be, but I’m generally suspicious of idealists whose ideals just happen to coincide with the path of least resistance.

  3. cellocgw says:

    I suppose it would be undignified to suggest only those favoring a certain (non-Loxodontic) party register.

  4. jandrese says:

    Oh boy, I can’t wait to make a statement about internet freedom by voting for the candidate that doesn’t support it, as opposed to the other candidate who also doesn’t support it.

    If you really wanted to push this issue in Washington, you would set up your own well funded lobby that counterbalances the MPAA/RIAA/etc’s massive lobbies.  The reason these laws keep coming up is because lobbyists keep pushing for them behind closed doors and unopposed. 

    • Brainspore says:

      Voting alone isn’t sufficient to change the system, but it’s neccessary for doing so. Don’t neglect any of the tools you’ve got.

      • davidasposted says:

        Why is it necessary for doing so?

        • Brainspore says:

          O.K., you’ve got me. Voting isn’t technically necessary to change governments. 

          Just any government that I care to live under.

          • davidasposted says:

            Then you will settle for an unresponsive government, which is your choice of course.

          • Brainspore says:

            When you take the electorate out of the equation, “responsive government” means “government that can muster a quick military response to peaceful protests.” 

            If you think we have too much of that now then just wait until the politicians all get lifetime appointments.

          • davidasposted says:

            If the citizenry decided to change the system by any means other than elections, the elected government of the time would respond in exactly the same way.

    • Shashwath T.R. says:

      Right… I don’t usually comment on these US-centric threads, but…

      You do realise that you have the choice of voting for a third party candidate, right? Yes, I know “they never win”, but unless you show enough support for them on voting day, they never will.

      Reducing the vote count for the mainstream candidates isn’t enough. You have to show an increase somewhere else too. Otherwise, you look apathetic, instead of concerned.

  5. My friend runs this site – http://CountMore.org

    If you’re a college student eligible to vote in your home & school state, it shows you which state is the more impactful ‘battleground’ , and provides you with all the voter registration and absentee ballot information.  

    Incidentally the 501c3 that put together the site, http://LongDistanceVoter.org , is widely regarded as the top Absentee Ballot group and is the data partner for most of the well-known registration efforts.

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