In less than a year now, we are going to have the opportunity to elect a new president into office.

If you watch the news or listen to the radio, then you know how fucked our country is right now, and I'm not talking about the 99% deal (Quite frankly, I think those people are full of shit, and don't have enough knowledge about what they are protesting about, and if they were smart, they would write a letter or a petition).

When the time comes and you go and vote, make sure you know who you're voting for. Here my words out. Don't vote for the democrat, don't vote for the republican, don't vote for the tea party.

And especially, don't vote someone because they are going to legalize weed, just for that reason alone. We have greater concerns, and if it doesn't get legalized, you're still going to do it anyways. Plus, presidents promise a lot of stuff, but never follow through.

Don't vote for someone because they support gay marriage. That's up to your state to decide who gets married and who doesn't. And don't vote for the person who wants gay marriage illegal.

Don't vote for the white man, the black man, or the woman.

I hope you understand what I mean when I say "Don't vote for so and so because...."

Vote for the person with the strongest will to get America back on track. Vote for the person who has common sense. This is up to us. We are going to define America's future.

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Thu, 11/17/2011 - 12:07am

I hope people look at this and truly take it into fact when they vote. It's do or die time right now.

 
 
Sun, 11/20/2011 - 11:48pm
 
 
Mon, 12/05/2011 - 5:33pm
Gizmodo Says:

About the 99% comment...remember the 8 petitions on whitehouse.gov that all have over 10000 signatures (one had like 50000)? Yeah actually all of those petitions didn't do shit. Protesting is one of the few things we actually can do

 
 
Sun, 12/11/2011 - 10:44pm
mjralphie Says:

Thank you. Now I don't have to retype this.

 
 
Mon, 12/12/2011 - 5:11am

I had to sign in to up-vote this comment and down-vote this highdea. Anyone that thinks the US still has a representative government needs to do some research. Both political parties are bought and paid for by lobbying from private international banks and corporations. The American people obviously don't have as much money as these entities so how are we supposed to make a politician listen to our wishes? They listen to money and we simply don't have as much as banks and corporations so we can't be heard.

We need to get lobbying out of politics no matter what your view of protesting is. My view is that a mass peaceful protest is often the best way to be heard and specifically camping out as they are doing, it keeps you publicly relevant and omnipresent thus ensuring your message is always being noticed not only from direct witness but also from various media coverage. Government corruption has been exposed more since this movement began than at any other point in this countries history. Americans are finally waking up, where it will lead we can only suppose at this point.

 
 
Mon, 12/12/2011 - 12:24pm

At gizmodo, i bet if you write an actual letter and get real signatures, they would take it into consideration more. It would be more affective than a web page where all you do is click a button...

 
 
Mon, 12/12/2011 - 2:25pm

By the way, i've done more research on the 99 percenters, and I will agree that what I said was ignorant (protesting doesn't do shit), but those people are not at all as organized as they should be, I mean a lot of the people there don't even know what their goal is, they're just there because they don't have a job, and want someone to blame (Some, not all), I think if it were really organized, everybody there would know what it is they are doing.

I also find it funny that these same people spend money on iPads and Mac computers, which cost anywhere from 500 to 6000.

Anyways, that's not what this highDEA is about, I want people to know who they are voting for instead of just voting for whoever the fuck for whatever the fuck reason. I think people on this site need some lessons on voting, and delving deeper, seeing as what gets upvoted on this site now...

 
 
Mon, 12/12/2011 - 4:58am
Dankrupt Says:

Vote for nobody!
Nobody will keep election promises.
Nobody will listen to your concerns.
Nobody will help the poor and destitute.
Nobody cares about you & your family.
NOBODY TELLS THE TRUTH.

Stop dreaming that some new president will make everything better, and dismantle this terrorist settler regime.

BTW, LOL at the fact that you think some letter or petition will change anything. I realize most of these occupy protesters have no Idea that they are actually protesting against the "free market," but that doesn't change the fact that their grievances are well founded. "Must I argue that a system thus marked with blood and stained with pollution is wrong?" - Frederick Douglass
(directed at OP)

 
 
Mon, 12/12/2011 - 5:15am

Ron Paul wants to legalize all drugs because he thinks the feds are in our personal lives too much. Look him up, he's really the only honest one in the race.

 
 
Mon, 12/12/2011 - 9:06am
Dankrupt Says:

Libertarians are anarchists who want police protection from their slaves. In seriousness though, if you're going to vote, he is the best guy to vote for... unfortunately.

 
 
Mon, 12/12/2011 - 10:08am

He also understands that it is a waste of money to enforce drug laws. We don't need to spend money throwing drug users in jail.

 
 
Mon, 12/12/2011 - 8:51am
Baked_Lays Says:

"Nobody tells the truth"

Haha I saw a movie about Wavy Gravy the other day. That clown was one awesome dude

 
 
Wed, 12/14/2011 - 3:17pm

Agreed wholeheartedly man. I've grown up my whole life hearing that every vote counts. Your vote can make a difference. Thats bullshit though. My vote puts an old wrinkly ass in a nice leather seat. His vote is the only one that counts. We shouldn't have to place our beliefs in the hands of others. Our system forces us to choose between the lesser of two evils. We get no say on the issues that matter to us, only the old fuck who gets to choose whats best and how our money should be spent,

 
 
Sun, 11/20/2011 - 3:19pm
Nuncotics Says:

you're right, we need to vote for aliens from the futute to be our president now

 
 
Thu, 11/24/2011 - 3:49am
 
 
Fri, 12/09/2011 - 11:45pm
MoLTReZ Says:

So vote for Ron Paul then ? Because he makes the most sense. And not because he is pro weed. ( which i like his point of view on it which is " says weed helps some and hurts others , wants you to judge for yourself ")
Now he is not the best in ever aspect , but just with common sense stuff and a good start to get us back on track.Aka no tax lop holes for the rich , rise the taxes for the rich, get out off the world's business and start starting pointless wars. Help the middle class ( b/c without us , the nation is nothing )

 
 
Sat, 12/10/2011 - 6:24pm

You obviously know your shit. Good man. I just want people to really know who they are voting for as opposed to just voting for someone because they are pro weed. You know?

 
 
Sun, 12/11/2011 - 3:30am
MoLTReZ Says:

ya i gets you bro. But hey if they vote for the person just because they are pro weed. Hey another vote for Ron Paul right ? haha

 
 
Mon, 12/12/2011 - 7:05pm
jakedenk10 Says:
 
 
Sun, 12/11/2011 - 2:35am
Barrack Says:

I thought i was doing a pretty good job ^_^

 
 
Mon, 12/12/2011 - 1:18am

Oh Barrack, I don't know what to think about you...

 
 
Mon, 12/12/2011 - 2:06am
Ramblunt Says:

Be honest, this has to be the lamest highdea to get noticed

 
 
Mon, 12/12/2011 - 1:02pm
 
 
Mon, 12/12/2011 - 2:24am
 
 
Mon, 12/12/2011 - 2:57am
CamBam. Says:

Do you research folks! If you're gonna be running around saying "RON PAUL 2012" then you need to know enough about his policies in order to be able to convince others to vote for him. No one is gonna wanna vote for him if you say "Uhh.. he's gonna legalize drugs." Learn about his education stance, abortion, foreign policy, all that. I'm not gonna lie, I gained interest in Ron Paul when I heard about the weed legalization obviously, but I realized that I didn't know enough to be telling people to go vote for him. But after researching and watching some debates, he is just the most suited candidate for the job in terms of wanting to better America.

 
 
Mon, 12/12/2011 - 4:26pm

Totally agree. I am hooked on the election. I've been watching any news I can find on the presidential race. His policies just make sense, there's nothing confusing about them. He wants to worry about America rather than the entire world.

 
 
Mon, 12/12/2011 - 9:48pm

I agree. I'm not voting for him just because of his marijuana stance. I actually truly believe he is what this country needs right now.

 
 
Mon, 12/12/2011 - 7:53am
Dankrupt Says:

*Spoiler Alert* Obama wins the 2012 election

 
 
Mon, 12/12/2011 - 7:06pm
jakedenk10 Says:
 
 
Mon, 12/12/2011 - 9:59am

well just to comment on the gay marriage thing... it is up to each state to legalize marriage, but that is also because on a federal level same sex marriage is illegal. so for example, in Connecticut same sex couples can get married, and you may receive state benefits for it, however you cannot receive federal benefits... like certain taxes, etc... so it not truly JUST up to the states. just an FYI.

 
 
Mon, 12/12/2011 - 10:03am

Ron Paul will get shit done. Hes not a sleazy politician just a doctor that wants to help the country

 
 
Mon, 12/12/2011 - 10:49am

I'll just leave this here...
http://www.ronpaul2012.com/the-issues/

 
 
Mon, 12/12/2011 - 12:15pm
xzation Says:
 
 
Mon, 12/12/2011 - 3:10pm

Voting doesn't do shit, all our politicians are bought and paid for by large corporations. This occupy movement is the only one that is on the people's side. You know why they look like they have no idea what they're doing? That's because that's how the media portrays them, and guess what the media is also bought and paid for by corporations. Democrats repersent one group of corporations and republicans the other. Your vote is meaningless unless you have money, and don't talk shit about your own team, you're a member of the 99%.

 
 
Mon, 12/12/2011 - 4:24pm
 
 
Mon, 12/12/2011 - 5:40pm

We, as the people of America, DO NOT elect the president. The electoral college elects the president. The electoral college DOES NOT have to listen to the people. If you want change, vote for someone you can actually get in office, like your state government officials.

 
 
Mon, 12/12/2011 - 7:52pm

GARY JOHNSON FOR PRES 2012 IF YOU WANT WEED LEGALIZED. :)
He also has many other FANTASTIC views and is my favorite candidate thus far.

 
 
Mon, 12/12/2011 - 10:01pm

I think ALL of you should watch this
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kAulpWLZC2Y

 
 
Tue, 12/13/2011 - 8:27am
elpotheado Says:

Sorry dude but your highdea sucks. Voting is just a VERY SMALL part of what democracy means. I you think that by "voting right" you will "get America back on track", you are wrong. Actually, protesting is an elemental part of what democracy is. Democracy means protesting, signing petition letter (yes, that too)... bascially, TAKING MATTERS INTO YOUR OWN HANDS and make the decisions that are better for the common good. If the current government is not making the decisions that are for the common good, it means that is not fulfilling its most basic objective, this it needs to be pressured (by many means) in order to reclaim that government. Nowadays this is wrongly called "grassroots" democracy. As in, democracy from the bottom to the top. That's nonsense, there should be no "top" and "bottom" to being with. Democracy just means power of the people: people are the majority.. ok I think I lost my train of thought. maybe you can read this: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Democracy haha

 
 
Tue, 12/13/2011 - 11:44pm
tdol27 Says:
 
 
Thu, 12/22/2011 - 7:29pm