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I don’t want Mitt Romney to become president — I’m neither an ignoramus nor a monster. But since there is no danger of Romney winning California, I don’t see any reason to give President Obama my support. I don’t support Obama’s use of drones or the Espionage Act. I don’t support warrantless wiretapping or indefinite detention or silencing whistleblowers. I don’t support the construction of new oil pipelines. I am disappointed by Obama’s failure to make climate change a priority or to close Guantánamo.
To say that I don’t support the President’s handling of medical cannabis would be putting it mildly — Obama appointees shut down the dispensary where I worked, as well as Northstone Organics and Cornerstone Research Collective and countless other collectives that were operating in full compliance with state and local law, for no other reason than to aggressively undermine California’s ability to regulate medical cannabis.
Dr. Jill Stein seems like a lovely, intelligent woman and I will be pleased to vote for her and her running mate Cheri Honkala. But since there is no possibility of Jill Stein actually being elected, what I am really doing is using my vote to endorse the Green Party platform. The Green New Deal may be implausibly idealistic, but so am I, and I’m relieved by the existence of a candidate, viable or not, who is representative of that implausible idealism.

I don’t want Mitt Romney to become president — I’m neither an ignoramus nor a monster. But since there is no danger of Romney winning California, I don’t see any reason to give President Obama my support. I don’t support Obama’s use of drones or the Espionage Act. I don’t support warrantless wiretapping or indefinite detention or silencing whistleblowers. I don’t support the construction of new oil pipelines. I am disappointed by Obama’s failure to make climate change a priority or to close Guantánamo.

To say that I don’t support the President’s handling of medical cannabis would be putting it mildly  Obama appointees shut down the dispensary where I worked, as well as Northstone Organics and Cornerstone Research Collective and countless other collectives that were operating in full compliance with state and local law, for no other reason than to aggressively undermine California’s ability to regulate medical cannabis.

Dr. Jill Stein seems like a lovely, intelligent woman and I will be pleased to vote for her and her running mate Cheri Honkala. But since there is no possibility of Jill Stein actually being elected, what I am really doing is using my vote to endorse the Green Party platform. The Green New Deal may be implausibly idealistic, but so am I, and I’m relieved by the existence of a candidate, viable or not, who is representative of that implausible idealism.

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    When I told my friend of my plan to do this (vote for a third party since my state would definitely go blue), she told...
  3. hannahsunhunt reblogged this from socialjusticejonah and added:
    I voted Obama and registered Democrat but i really wanted to go Green Rainbow all the way tbh
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  5. richardgoesblah reblogged this from hiphop-n-jazz and added:
    The first paragraph = on point. Media exposure is all about that $$$$$ which I find totally ridiculous. The country is...
  6. socialjusticejonah reblogged this from thesociologist and added:
    I voted for Obama but I can support anyone who votes Stein 100%
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  8. hiphop-n-jazz reblogged this from thesociologist and added:
    THIS. The first paragraph is also me. I also have a problem with duocracy in this country. All parties running for...
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    Yeeee
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    YES!!
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    For people who are still undecided on who to vote for. If you don’t live in a swing state, if you live in a guaranteed...
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    She endorses full federal marriage equality for same-sex couples also! I am voting for Jill Stein tomorrow. Time to...
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