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Open Source in Politics

Open Source in Politics

Posted Jan 15, 2004 4:49 UTC (Thu) by frazier (guest, #3060)
In reply to: Open Source in Politics by stonedown
Parent article: Open Source in Politics

I take the "you partisan people" label with some pride. I'm participating in the political process. What are you doing to try to make things better?
A couple days ago I tried to discourage supporting the two party system that's gotten us where we are today.

As to Dean, I don't know. I do know that sending money to "our best chance for reform in this area" doesn't cut it with me. How much of that is positioning vs. result? Hard to tell from here.

Now Rick Boucher, there's a guy who's got it figured out.

Maybe Dean will get it done, but betting on the politician who looks most promising isn't sufficient for me. I've been underemployed for the last year plus, but back in my money to spare days I dropped it on toys for needy children around the holidays and tried to pay for Disc Golf equipment for a local park (this was rejected through parks and rec, though).

I have no problem supporting things I believe in. I do have problems with supporting a maybe.

Political parties form a great mechanism to get people to directly or indirectly support things they don't believe in. I'll pass on that.


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Open Source in Politics

Posted Jan 15, 2004 6:26 UTC (Thu) by stonedown (subscriber, #2987) [Link]

"A couple days ago I tried to discourage supporting the two party system that's gotten us where we are today."

Not much chance of a third party effectively challenging the status quo, unfortunately. The laws have been crafted to prevent such an occurrence.


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