Celebrating Un-President’s Day: Why I Will Not Vote For A President In 2008 By Carolyn Baker

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By Carolyn Baker
Speaking Truth to Power
Thursday, 14 February 2008

Four years ago, I wrote “Why I Will Not Vote In 2004” for which a number of readers thanked me profusely while another segment of readers sent scathing emails questioning how I could be so cynical and unpatriotic.

My intent in writing that article was not cynicism but honest questioning and exposure of what the voting process in this nation has become in recent years. It was authentic and sprang from genuine issues I had at the time regarding the wisdom of voting in a federal election. Since then, my skepticism of the integrity of the electronic voting machine process has deepened exponentially. And since then, Bev Harris of Black Box Voting produced an HBO documentary “Hacking Democracy” which exposes the jaw-dropping abuses of the electronic voting system and calls into question the veracity of any outcomes produced by it.

In fact, as recently as the New Hampshire primary, 2008, Black Box Voting and others have illumined spurious results in electronic voting in that state. Harvey Wasserman and Bob Fitrakis painstakingly researched the 2004 election and concluded in 2005 that, “The latest critical confirmation of key indicators that the election of 2004 was stolen comes in an extremely powerful, penetrating report from the Government Accountability Office that has gotten virtually no mainstream media coverage.” In 2007, Wasserman shared his irrefutable confirmation of a stolen 2004 election in an exclusive interview on Democracy Now.

As I’ve frequently stated, I will never again vote in an election where I cannot use a paper ballot. For me to do otherwise, I believe, is to engage in a shell game of smoke and mirrors to which I will not sacrifice the preciousness of my right to vote in a so-called democratic republic.

As for my 2004 article, the world is remarkably different than it was then, and so am I. A larger, bleaker picture has emerged since then-one which for me calls into question the very process of selecting and electing candidates in the context of empire-in a culture of fascism, genocide, greed, corruption, and ecoside. It is that larger scenario that this article addresses.


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$700 bribe buys access to voting machines (video)

Hacking Democracy (must see videos; 2006)

Seriously, it’s time to not vote in the presidential election by Lo

America Freedom to Fascism Authorized version (video)

The Mother of All Rip-offs “Get Ready For A Real Hosing” By Mike Whitney (+ Daily Show vid)

Carolyn Baker Reviews “The Final Empire” By William Kotke

Carolyn Baker Reviews “The Final Empire” Part 2 By William Kotke

The Bilderberg Group: Rulers of the World (must listen audio link; Daniel Estulin)

Who Runs The World And Why You Need To Know Immediately By Carolyn Baker (updated)

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  7. Hi Walter, I don’t think you know me very well, as I’m not a communist, never have been and have no desire to become one. Questioning my patriotism is rather out of line. All of us can have differing point of views in Amerika!

    Who wants to be brought up with corporate media, that I do not understand? Please explain. Thanks for dropping by my blog.

  8. Our forefathers fought with guns and put their lives on the line for us, their youngest generation of Americans, in order to give us the opportunity to be bought up by the corporate media.

    If you are not a sheep, you are unpatriotic communist dandelionsalad!

  9. I believe the elections are rigged, so it doesn’t make any difference who I support, he/she is not going to win.

    You know who the choices are, they have been picked by the media (corporate-run media).

    The elections are a distraction to the real issues of our day. A kind of bread and circus for the masses. I don’t buy into it. I personally think we should avoid playing “their” game.

  10. I agree with most of that article except the not voting part. I think a person should work to get somebody worth voting for, and then vote for that person. On paper. Nader, Paul, Kucinich, Gravel, etc., there are people out there, even in the horrible system in place, that are worth supporting. I think vowing not to vote is a bit off the mark on proper course. But I understand where she is coming from, all too well.

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