"If you vote for a third party or independent candidate, you're just wasting your vote," is one of the phrases so often repeated it's assumed true. Not only is it false, but assuming it's true weakens our democratic institutions.
Telling people that they waste their vote if they don't vote for one of the major party candidates is a dangerous mindset because it's exactly that assumption that contributes to the abysmal candidate choices that many Americans have been so upset about for many years. And it's why so many politicians are able to make promises they won't keep once they're in office.
The politicians will take advantage of you when they know you'll continue to vote for them no matter what because you think to do otherwise is a waste. Once you start thinking that way, you've become a captured voter. more >>
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This year's Presidential election presents a quandary for many Christian conservatives. The choice between the nominees for the Democratic and Republican parties leaves much to be desired. Both candidates obviously have character issues.
It's a given that conservative evangelicals are overwhelmingly opposed to the election of Hillary Clinton (D). Her "trust factor," the American people's confidence in her integrity, is not only the lowest of any candidate in U.S. history, but her vision and policy proposals for the country are generally anathema to devout followers of Christ. more >>
Sadie Robertson is revealing why she still plans to vote for Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump in the midst of sexual misconduct allegations being brought against him.
Earlier this month, a 2005 video footage of Trump saying that his fame allowed him to behave in what can be characterized as sexual assult toward women and "do anything," surfaced. After the video, first posted by The Washington Post, a dozen women stepped forward to bring sexual misconduct allegations against the presidential hopeful.
Still Robertson, the 19-year-old "Duck Dynasty" star who is currently spearheading a nationwide motivational conference called the "Live Original" tour, spoke to AI.com about her decision to vote for Trump despite the growing scandal surrounding him. more >>
Choosing the future president of the United States of America is not the only decision voters across the nation will find themselves voting on come November 8.
Marijuana legalization, doctor assisted suicide, and repealing a constitutional measure that prohibits state funding of religious endeavors are on state ballots across the nation.
Less than two weeks away from the presidential election, these and over 150 other initiatives and proposals will be on the ballot in various states come the second Tuesday of November. more >>
Among the most bitterly contested of issues the next president will undoubtedly influence are the legal rights surrounding the institution of marriage which in the last few years has been significantly redefined.
As a result of the June 2015 Supreme Court ruling in Obergefell v. Hodges, which legalized same-sex marriage nationwide, some commentators have said such a decision represents the final nail in the coffin for social conservatives committed to upholding the historic, traditional understanding of marriage and an unmitigated victory for the Sexual Revolution.
But the current presidential platforms continue to show a stark contrast between what the two sides in American politics advocate for and believe. more >>
With less than two weeks to go until the election day, Democratic Party nominee Hillary Clinton is dominating Republican Party nominee Donald Trump in the polling.
Echoing a trend found for the past few weeks, multiple election forecast sites have predicted a sweeping electoral college victory for the former secretary of state.
As Trump's Republican support continues to fracture, states that have consistently gone Republican for decades have become competitive. more >>