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Subject: Re: Vote Ralph Nader (US) ( 86 of 98 )
Posted by Sam Stinson

It is understood that a vote for G.W. Bush is a vote for G.W. Bush and a vote for Al Gore is vote for Al Gore, so why is not a vote for Ralph Nader a vote for Ralph Nader?

Many would answer that since Nader has no chance of winning the U.S. Presidency a vote for Nader is a vote thrown away.

This reasoning is superficial and flawed because the U.S. political system has become superficial and flawed. I will not compare these flaws with the original intent of the U.S. Founding Fathers because, quite frankly, no one knows what they intended anyway (i.e. studies have shown that the intent of most documents is bleached out due to critical editing).

People who subscribe to the above logic often feel that they would vote for a Green Party Candidate, like Ralph Nader, if only s/he had a real chance of a winning, but, since s/he doesn't, the voters will cast their votes for Al Gore, the lesser of two evils.

The answer to this line of logic is simple: The lesser of two evils is still evil.

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