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To: archy
Think small, act not at all.

That would be a more appropriate headline to this continuing silliness. Even if this "project" could manage to move the whole 20K folks into a state like Wyoming, it would make no difference to the outcome of statewide elections. Not a bit of difference.

On the other hand, Wyoming would have the highest per capita population of LINUX consultants in the USA, I'm sure.

7 posted on 09/24/2003 12:40:26 PM PDT by MineralMan (godless atheist)
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To: MineralMan
But just last year, a move of say 200 such people (presuming that they would vote the right way) would have elected another Republican Senator in South Dakota, and would have made Sen. Daschle deeply concerned.

This concept is actually the mirroe image of what the Democrats have actually done: drive out the most prductive peope from the smallest states and get 2 senators for each such miniscule state for not much expense.

8 posted on 09/24/2003 12:48:48 PM PDT by wildandcrazyrussian
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To: MineralMan
You need to look closer at Wyoming. An influx could easily take over the reins of government in some counties and small cities. That would be a change. Because it leans libertarian already I think 20,000 activists could make a difference. After all this is how the Socialists get their programs through. Go to slightly left leaning states like NY and Cali and elect far lefters and drag the whole state with them to socialist hell. Why can't it work in reverse for liberty?
12 posted on 09/24/2003 2:26:26 PM PDT by Jack Black
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To: MineralMan
Whichever state gets them will have a few more slobbed up yards with junked cars, broken appliances and superannuated trailers laying around in them. They might see a small increase in whining screeds sent to the editor decrying their inability to open burn plastic and rubber trash as well, but thats about all the impact you'll see.
13 posted on 09/24/2003 2:30:24 PM PDT by Chancellor Palpatine (All eyes were on Ford Prefect. Some of them were on stalks.)
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To: MineralMan
You need to look closer at Wyoming. An influx could easily take over the reins of government in some counties and small cities. That would be a change. Because it leans libertarian already I think 20,000 activists could make a difference. After all this is how the Socialists get their programs through. Go to slightly left leaning states like NY and Cali and elect far lefters and drag the whole state with them to socialist hell. Why can't it work in reverse for liberty?
14 posted on 09/24/2003 2:30:40 PM PDT by Jack Black
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To: MineralMan
That would be a more appropriate headline to this continuing silliness. Even if this "project" could manage to move the whole 20K folks into a state like Wyoming, it would make no difference to the outcome of statewide elections. Not a bit of difference.

George Herbert Walker Bush might have a somewhat different opinion about that. It seems that having an alternate to his candidacy and that of the other creep running against him had quite an effect- about one vote in five was cast for neither of the two, and Bush I's hopes for a second term in office were flushed away with his *No new taxes* lies and gun import bans.

And if we can't initially prevent the election of such undeserving creatures, I'll initially settle for ending their chances at second terms. That we can accomplish initially with the projected numbers, in Wyoming and Montana, and possibly elsewhere.

-archy-/-

21 posted on 09/24/2003 5:46:09 PM PDT by archy (Keep in mind that the milk of human kindness comes from a beast that is both cannibal and a vampire.)
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To: MineralMan
Think small, act not at all.

Be sure you are right. Then go ahead.

--Personal motto of former US Congressman Davy Crockett, killed at the Alamo fight, San Antonio de Bezar, Tejas, March of 1836.

29 posted on 09/24/2003 6:43:32 PM PDT by archy (Keep in mind that the milk of human kindness comes from a beast that is both cannibal and a vampire.)
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To: MineralMan
Think small, act not at all.

That would be a more appropriate headline to this continuing silliness. Even if this "project" could manage to move the whole 20K folks into a state like Wyoming, it would make no difference to the outcome of statewide elections. Not a bit of difference.

No disrespect intended, but I think that it is you who are thinking small. 20,000 people, each change another's mind on an issue concerning freedom, thats 40k. You tell a politician that you have 20,000 people waiting to vote against them if he does/doesnt do X, you can grab him by the er, horns. You ever play poker? This would be called bluffing (or not) from the first position. Also, if even half of the 20k actually got ACTIVE in campaigning, the result could be huge. Very myopic, IMO, MM...JFK

42 posted on 09/24/2003 8:59:05 PM PDT by BADROTOFINGER (Life sucks. Get a helmet.)
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