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"If voting made any difference, it would be illegal," - Philip Berrigan
silverbearcafe ^ | 1-7-12 | Phillip Berrigan

Posted on 01/07/2012 10:21:05 AM PST by Former MSM Viewer

Well, something has got to give.


TOPICS: Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: voting
The status quo is not what we need at this point...
1 posted on 01/07/2012 10:21:13 AM PST by Former MSM Viewer
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To: Former MSM Viewer
Statement:"If voting made any difference, it would be illegal," - Philip Berrigan

Response: I like this statement.

2 posted on 01/07/2012 10:23:29 AM PST by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: AEMILIUS PAULUS

Seems almost anything that suggests change for the entrenched politicians is not to be tolerated by them


3 posted on 01/07/2012 10:26:26 AM PST by Former MSM Viewer
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To: Former MSM Viewer
I've always wondered why, a goober-mint that can't run the DMV, can't run the IRS, can run anything correctly, somehow has the ability to correctly count all the votes cast in every precinct in only a few hours?.....

We vote, nobody counts, the fix is in.
4 posted on 01/07/2012 10:32:36 AM PST by jrg
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To: Former MSM Viewer; Admin Moderator

With the rise of Ron Paul, quoting anti-American leftists is now in vogue on FR?


5 posted on 01/07/2012 10:37:33 AM PST by kristinn (Dump the Chump in 2012)
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To: kristinn
I'm not sure it's anti American to recognize that the fix does seem to be in for the most part. I'm not sure whether it is directly rigged, or whether it is more sinister than that through various tried and true propaganda tech techniques.
The concept of self government is becoming more of an allusion all the time.
6 posted on 01/07/2012 10:45:22 AM PST by Clump (the tree of liberty is withering like a stricken fig tree)
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To: kristinn

Regardless of source, if there is some wisdom or truth or humor or value in a quote, you should not feel threatened or compelled to tattle to moderators because a source doesnt meet muster with you.

I like the quote.

The day FReeRepublic censors anything (not otherwise vulgar or offensive) based solely on ideology is the day FReeRepublic ceases to be a truly open forum.

If you are threatened hearing words from others not politically aligned with your thoughts, turn your eyes away


7 posted on 01/07/2012 10:48:05 AM PST by Former MSM Viewer
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To: AEMILIUS PAULUS

This is old. I believe it came from Mark Twain. Or Mencken.


8 posted on 01/07/2012 10:51:09 AM PST by Forgotten Amendments (Ding! Frog's done!)
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To: Former MSM Viewer

sage advice from someone who shoulda been hanged years ago

sweet


9 posted on 01/07/2012 10:52:02 AM PST by wardaddy (I fear we cannot beat Roger Ailes and beltway GOP)
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To: Former MSM Viewer

Sniff...


10 posted on 01/07/2012 10:52:41 AM PST by reaganaut (If Romney is a conservative then I'm the frickin Angel Moroni.)
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To: Former MSM Viewer

I still go through the motions of voting. Just in case the fix is not in.
Could be they (establishment) is acting like Romney is inevidable becuase they know they have a 25% block of the votes.
They too, like the likes are a large portion of the media. That is why you hear Fox News practically fall over themselves to praise Romney ( yet another progressive Pub)
and act like all other candidates do not have a chance?


11 posted on 01/07/2012 11:05:06 AM PST by Leep
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To: Leep

Edit:

They too, like the libs are a large portion of the media.
While the right leaning media is more moderate to conservative than conservative and definitely not ultraconservative.
None the less they have a lot of influence for good or bad.


12 posted on 01/07/2012 11:09:37 AM PST by Leep
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To: jrg
...I've always wondered why, a goober-mint that can't run the DMV, can't run the IRS, can run anything correctly, somehow has the ability to correctly count all the votes cast in every precinct in only a few hours?...

Fed.gov doesn't count votes, local governments and election boards do. Different things entirely.

13 posted on 01/07/2012 11:14:52 AM PST by FReepaholic (Stupidity is not a crime, so you're free to go.)
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To: Forgotten Amendments

I had never heard it before. It does reflect a truth.


14 posted on 01/07/2012 11:17:19 AM PST by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: Former MSM Viewer

I thought that was a Jello Biafra quote...


15 posted on 01/07/2012 11:31:04 AM PST by null and void (Day 1082 of America's ObamaVacation from reality [Heroes aren't made, Frank, they're cornered...])
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To: kristinn

If you have not realized yet that we here of FR and the Tea Party movement have more in common with the OWS crowd than any member of the government - corporate oligarchy of elites that is running the show, I invite you to wake up. The OWS and Tea Party are protesting against the same thing. The closest analogy is the blind men and the elephant. The Tea Partiers perceive a government that serves special interests and the OWS perceives special interests that short circuit government functioning for the benfit of the people. Both are correct in their perception, but both miss protesting against the entire corrupt structure and so continue believing that they are “political opponents”.

Politics has become cliche, passe, and utterly irrelevant to the power structure that this system has devolved into. Instead of participatory government, we are treated endless sequels of a tired script, replaying the same predictable plotline. 21st century politics in the USA is nothing more than bad theater.

The original quote, while from a nominal “political enemy” hits an uncomfortable nugget of truth.


16 posted on 01/07/2012 11:45:25 AM PST by L,TOWM (Once you see that it is all Kabuki Theater, you are free to quit wasting your time on politics.)
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To: Former MSM Viewer

Give Obama another four years, and voting will be unnecessary.


17 posted on 01/07/2012 12:00:37 PM PST by pallis
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To: Former MSM Viewer

Philip Berrigan, of the notorious Berrigan brothers, noted lefties onf the sixties. One was a priest.


18 posted on 01/07/2012 12:04:03 PM PST by redhead (comma, comma, comma, comedian...)
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To: redhead

It’s unfortunate that more FReepers don’t know about Daniel & Phillip Berrigan, two leftie troublemakers of the late sixties early seventies (at least until the draft ended). Among other plottings they wanted to kidnap Henry Kissinger and bomb the Pentagon. The Berrigans openly cheered for North Vietnamese victory in 1972 and regarded Jane Fonda as a lightweight.

FWIW, I was in RVN in 1972 and the only conservative source of news at that time was Bill Buckley’s National Review. It identified the Berrigans as the wicked traitors they were and not just “misguided idealists’ as the NYT had it.

Berrigan is to the left of Bill Ayres and Van Jones, IMO.


19 posted on 01/07/2012 12:33:21 PM PST by elcid1970 ("Deport all Muslims. Nuke Mecca now. Death to Islam means freedom for all mankind.")
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20 posted on 01/07/2012 12:54:23 PM PST by leapfrog0202 ("the American presidency is not supposed to be a journey of personal discovery" Sarah Palin)
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To: Forgotten Amendments
Did a quick search on the quote, says it was coined by Emma Goldman. According to quotegarden.com . She was a noted anarchist. She founded Mother Earth.

Quote = If voting changed anything, they'd make it illegal. ~Emma Goldman

21 posted on 01/07/2012 1:51:45 PM PST by justa-hairyape
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To: Former MSM Viewer
Intriguing post title.

But why didn't you at least post an excerpt from the piece to sort of let us know what it was about? And then, not to quibble, a link that actually took us to the article would have been helpful, too.

As I say, intriguing title. But I'm not chasing down stories from obscure blogs all evening.

22 posted on 01/07/2012 4:15:29 PM PST by BfloGuy (The final outcome of the credit expansion is general impoverishment.)
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To: BfloGuy

There is a link right there in the body...

BTW, there wasn’t an article, just the quote.

Here it is again, though...

http://www.silverbearcafe.com/private/home.html ^


23 posted on 01/08/2012 9:32:09 AM PST by Former MSM Viewer
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To: Former MSM Viewer
In essence, because of corruption, it already is metaphorically "illegal" to have an accurate voting process.

Here's a quote for you:

"If illegals didn't vote, voting would make a difference."---Syncro

24 posted on 01/08/2012 9:44:22 AM PST by Syncro (Sarah Palin, the unofficial Tea Party candidate for president--Virtual Jerusalem)
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