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 What is the best reason to vote Republican? (41)

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What is the best reason to vote Republican?

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In any election, I would vote Republican if the candidate for the office met the following criteria:

a) Is fully informed and educated of the relevant issues

b) Has been proven not to harm those represented

c) Shows willingness to cooperate with persons of all political, cultural, and religious ideologies

d) Is not a moral or social hypocrite

e) Is NOT evangelical or fundamentalist

f) Is pro-choice

g) Actually upholds the policies of the Republican party (See wikipedia link below)

- Social conservatism

- Economic libertarianism

- Limited government

h) Is the best person for the job

Supporting Evidence: Wikipedia: Republican Party of the United States (

a) seems like a no on McCain....

Supporting Evidence: McCain is a computer illiterate (

I'm not sold on McCain yet either.

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Republicanism is the ideology of governing a nation as a republic, where the head of state is appointed by means other than heredity, often elections. The exact meaning of republicanism varies depending on the cultural and historical context. The sometimes contrary definitions are all covered in this article.

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like I said, Ron Paul. ;)

Yeah, but he's out of the race.

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Here are three great reasons for voting republican:

1) Republicans have harder heads than democrats or independents. When dropped on their head from a height of 5 feet, more republicans were able to comprehend Bill O'Reilly Talking Points than independents and democrats combined.

2) Republicans are whiter than democrats at the skin level, redder than independents at the blood level and bluer than anyone at the sadness level - red, white and blue = more American than average.

3) It is easier to live next door to republicans than it is to eat raw sewage - eating ^^it is more detrimental to your health than listening to ^^it.

AND BEFORE ANYONE GETS PO'ed - this is all in jest. Hey, some of my blood relatives and many of my in-laws are republicans.

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Radicalism emerged in European states in the 19th century. Although most radical parties later came to be in favor of economic liberalism (capitalism), thus justifying the absorption of radicalism into the liberal tradition, all 19th century radicals were in favor of a constitutional republic and universal suffrage, while European liberals were at the time in favor of constitutional monarchy and census suffrage. Thus, radicals were as much Republicans as liberals, if not more. This distinction between Radicalism and Liberalism hasn't totally disappeared in the 20th century, although many radicals simply joined liberal parties or became virtually identical to them. For example, the Left Radical Party in France or the (originally Italian) Transnational Radical Party which exist today have a lot more to do with Republicanism than with simple liberalism.

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Haha, rule #2 is ingenious!

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HAHA, just watched the video.

Best Line:

"Because all other countries are inferior to us, and we should start as many wars as we need to keep it that way".

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Thus, Chartism in the UK or even the early Republican, Radical and Radical-Socialist Party in France were closer to Republicanism (and the left-wing) than to liberalism, represented in France by the Orleanists who rallied to the Republic only in the late 19th century, after the comte de Chambord's 1883 death and the 1891 papal encyclical De Rerum Novarum. Radicalism remained close to Republicanism in the 20th century, at least in France where they governed several times with the other left-wing parties (participating in both the Cartel des gauches coalitions as well as the Popular Front).

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Vote Republican, if you favor explicit entertainment! (see link below)

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Yikes that link of McCain's explosions really is disturbing. If he does that to his own peers, I wonder how he'll behave as the head of our country? Can you imagine how that would reflect on an already-damaged American relationship with numerous volatile countries? Oy vey.

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A different interpretation of republicanism is used among political scientists. To them a republic is the rule by many and by laws while a princedom is the arbitrary rule by one. By this definition despotic states are not republics while, according to some such as Kant, constitutional monarchies can be. Kant also argues that a pure democracy is not a republic, as it is the unrestricted rule of the majority. For some, republicanism meant simply the lack of a monarchy, while for others monarchy was compatible with republicanism.

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The best reason to vote republican is the same best reason to vote for any other.

Because the person running is the best for the job... that is the best reason.

Loudacris(912) Disputed
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You did notice that this debate was filed under comedy, right? ;)

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George Bush's presidency has been a disaster. Our ruinous war in Iraq has cost the United States $3 trillion. The United States has had a negative savings rate for some time now and deficit spending is out of control. John McCain has promised more wars and to try to maintain the American imperial system.

Another 4 - 8 years of this and the imperial system has a good chance of collapse. This means a decrease in American power and the ability for the United States to act unilaterally and invade other countries at will will similarly be diminished. This is a good thing. This is a good thing for the world and humanity. John McCain represents the best hope for ensuring the demise of the America's empire.

Vote John McCain.

Lower taxes. Now if only we could also get smaller government and less legislation.

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meh, the only reason why i end up going for the republican, cause of the democrats.

i would go third party, but that would just help the democrats win. and that's the last thing i need.

If someone wants America to move backwards, that would be the best reason to vote Republican.

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Because having to make student loan payments for the next 20 years will build character and responsibility!

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Unfortunately, because the Republican Party is the lesser of two evils.

The Democratic Party has been the party of evil since its inception. It has been the party of slavery, segregation, the KKK, black codes, Jim Crow, lynching, Japanese internment camps, nuking Japan, and abortion. Every single time there has been a moral choice to be made in this country, the Democrats have come down on exactly the wrong side of the fence.

The Republicans successfully fought and smashed most of the Democrats' crimes against humanity. But it has lost its soul. It doesn't even have the backbone to fight against the greatest crime of all -- abortion. But, they're all we've got -- for now.

beevbo(296) Disputed
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Wow. Again I find you, the 35-year journalist, being super fair and balanced. Not to mention honest. If the Democratic Party was so racist, as you say, then the Civil Rights Act of 1964 was a huge step in the wrong damn direction.

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CaptainDDL(7) Disputed
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Why shouldn't companies be required to clean up their messes? To think otherwise is ridiculous. Why should we have to deal with the consequences of these corporations' manufacturing techniques?

edit: I realize you just quoted something in the video, probably for comedic effect, but my argument remains valid.

Loudacris(912) Disputed
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Sorry, I don't think you recognized the sarcasm in my argument. Watch the video and you'll probably chuckle.

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Amen to that!!

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Loudacris(912) Disputed
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And everybody loves $4 gas, $5 diesel, skyrocketing foreclosures, double-digit unemployment, out-of-control inflation and egregious corporate profits!

jeanpool(22) Disputed
3 points was sarcasm. I left out 9/11 by mistake. Maybe that wouldl have made it clearer.

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That's only because we haven't attacked Iran yet ;)

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Bradf0rd(1431) Disputed
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Because they fight for life and the sanctity of the family... but what makes them right? Where are their justifications? To you, does there need to be any?

jubilee(109) Disputed
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They fight for the lives of zygotes, and that absolutely makes them right! Plus, we're gonna need all the underprivileged babies we can get to fill the ranks of our military. How else are we going to promote democracy in oil-rich third-world countries?!?!

P.S. As someone voting republican, I truly believe in lower taxes. It's like believing in the Rapture. I know you can't see it coming, but you're just an ignorant, faithless, left-wing nut who probably likes to forcibly insert male genitalia into your pooper.


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