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    Posted October 24, 2012 by
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    Why are you an independent?

    Why I'm an independent

    I have opinions on a liberal side as well as a conservative side. I disagree with abortion as a means of general birth control, however I don't want my government dictating to me how my body should be maintained. I dislike a healthcare system where my government forces me to purchase health insurance I don't need. I disagree with a socialist government but I do agree that a healthcare reform is needed. It is unfortunate that I, as an independent can not vote in a primary election and I think it's a travesty that the only "limelight" that exists is with either Republican or Democratic when there are other options on the ballot with better opinions, much better track record, and a real solution. But because they aren't moguls or millionaires, said new sources don't give them any credit. I don't like either of our current candidates because all the money they have recieved in campaign funds would have corrected the deficit. No one has held either accountable. Gay rights, womens rights are all red herrings, if you will so one candidate can gain the trust of those who hold interest in them. When his past history clearly shows he could care less. And the other candidate can't maintain his previous statements! No, I think instead of vote for either of these candidates I will support the independent vote.
    You elect a president based on the job you think he can accomplish as an employee, after all thats what he is. An employee. Who works for the people. Regardless of their personal opinions or morals, we want the one who will work hard and get the job done. Neither of these will.
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