Brian's Voting Guide – Nov 6

Hello all,

Elections are approaching, and I’m not able to vote, so I’ve decided to help everyone else vote… like I would have.

Unfortunately, my debate partner voted before I had a change to straighten… I mean instruct her in sound voting procedures. 🙂 Oh well. For the rest of you:

1) Federal
> Vote third-party. The mainstream in both parties needs to know that if they toss the constitution out the window, we’ll toss them out after it. And they’d better bring it back.

2) State elections
Several people are up for state election. I honestly don’t have time to research all of them (who does?) so I’m just going with the recommendations of the Texas Home School Coalition.

3) Austin-Area
There are three pieces of voter-approved legislation on the ballot for Austin. The best resource I could dig up on these was the incredibly one-sided endorsements of the Austin Chronicle. (scroll down to the bottom) I make my own conclusions based on their rhetoric… I mean reporting.

a) Proposition 1
Yup

This amendment basically passes several measures that better insulates the city auditor from political pressures. Very important for that job.

b) Proposition 2
Nope

I do not agree with giving the Domain (or any other business for that matter) subsidies that the whole city has to pay for. BUT: once we’ve made the agreement, we need to honor it. The City signed a contract with the Domain, and we should hold to our word.

c) AIDS Tax Ratification

Nope

The City school system does not need more money, it needs to do better with the money it has. My Mom should know. She’s spent a long time in the system as a teacher. More money is nice, but not needed. And certainly not at the expense of more property taxes.

Hopefully this quick overview will be helpful for you! If you beg to differ, are wanting more information, or just feel like saying something, leave a comment!

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7 Responses

  1. *cough* Well, I kind of knew how you’d want me to vote even if you hadn’t actually told me. *long sigh* I guess we’ll just have to disagree :-).

  2. Any specific recommendations for the Travis or Williamson County elections?

  3. Voting third party is not the way to go guys!!!! voting third party is voting for Obama. He is a marxist or at least a socialist and possible not even born here. By the way if you don’t want to vote for Obama then vote for Palin!

  4. Oh David…. :sigh: Would you mind providing reason instead of rant?The “voting third party is voting for Obama” statement is just as viable as “voting third party is voting against Obama.” Just depends on how you look at it. Basically, there’s not material or ideological significance to your point. It’s just rhetoric.And VPs (Dick Chaney excluded) have very little power compared to the president. Just thought you might like to know.I’ll leave it at that. If you want more, then you can read some great posts from my fried Paul Hastings:- All About BabiesAll About Obedience For Travis/Williamson county, I'd be inclined to vote (mostly) libertarian. Not that I'm a libertarian, but at least libertarians have a cohesive philosophy that respects… liberty. Republicans and Democrats are all over the map.> < > Brian

  5. I’m not saying that I like McCain. I was pretty upset when he won the nomination. But Obama is for left of McCain! Voting third party is voting against McCain and will lead to an Obama presidency.you said that the vp doesn’t have much power or anything, but I would much rather have Palin head of the senate than Biden!!!! So even if McCain is as bad as Obama there is a lot of difference between Palin And Biden. By the way, I don’t think McCain is going to pull out of Iraq and let us loose. voting for McCain is the only choice. no mater how bad it is it’s better than letting the country be taken over by Obama. McCain may be wrong on some Issues But Obama is too. so there you have it. McCain or Obama, the only two choices.if Obama doesn’t scare you, you haven’t done enough research on him.

  6. Hey Brian, look back at some of your previous posts. Like 4/10 and 4/15.The only way to stop Obama is to vote for McCain! and if you don’t this country the United States of America, will be turned into an Obamanation. You may not think it matters, but when and if the day comes remember what I told you.

  7. Ok guys, if you want to get back at McCain and the Republican Party, go ahead but be prepared for European socialism.

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