Mandeville, LA - Exclusive Transcript - The question being asked in American elections these days is a rigged question. The only thing that’s left to be decided by our universal suffrage is how much of your property is going to be taken from you for public consumption. That’s not what a free people does. The question has already gone before us. We already answered the question that we do not own our property, that all government at some level has the right to take it from us, if they can marshal enough votes together to make that happen. That’s a sad state of society, I would say. Check out today's transcript for the rest...
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Mike: Dan is in Minnesota, next up. Hello, Dan, how you doing?
Caller Dan: Not bad, not bad at all. Sorry to hear you’ve got a cold. I just got over my first one of the year.
Mike: Whenever the weather changes every year, I go through this. The weather changed last week. It got very chilly in the mornings. I knew it the day it came in. It took it four days to incubate, though.
Caller Dan: I just want to ask you if you can ask your listeners to email you or Tweet you an answer to my question. If you consider yourself an independent or undecided or whatever, to elaborate, one of your last callers said he was going to vote for Ron Paul. I understand a lot of people just don’t like Mitt Romney or Barack Obama. I don’t care for either one either; however, there are really only two choices in this election. If you do vote for a third-party candidate, do you feel like you have no responsibility if they don’t win but Obama wins? Do they really feel that they can’t carry any responsibility at all? To me it’s just absurd to vote for somebody you know absolutely can’t win. You might as well not even vote at all. What do you think?
Mike: I disagree. In other words, you try to pick the winning team and then you vote with the winning team?
Caller Dan: Right.
Mike: Don’t you think that’s a little cynical?
Caller Dan: It might be, but where we’re at right now in this country, a vote for a third-party --
Mike: If you knew a lib that was doing that, what would you say? If you knew a single-issue Sandra Fluke supporter that was voting for Obama, to make sure she was with the women’s winning team, what would you say about that person? In what esteem would you hold that individual?
Caller Dan: I would hold them responsible.
Mike: I said in what esteem would you hold that individual?
Caller Dan: I don’t know. I’m just asking voters out there. I’ve got a few friends that are not voting for either one of the main candidates. They’re voting for Ron Paul or Gary Johnson or whoever is going to be on the ticket. I ask them if they feel like they have any responsibility and they say no, not at all. I say why would you even vote for them if you know -- I’m not saying Mitt Romney is a perfect candidate. I don’t care for him, but I can’t see voting for Gary Johnson and throwing a vote away from somebody who’s going to be obviously better than Barack Obama.
Mike: So exercising the vote is not why you go to the polls? It is being on the winning team. When you use the term “throwing a vote away,” then you’re implying that a vote is only worthwhile if your vote is registered on the side that wins. The people that voted for McCain / Palin in 2008, did they throw their vote away? Ultimately they lost. The polls indicated the day before the vote was held that they were going to lose. Why do they go to the polls and vote for a losing candidate?
Caller Dan: I understand what you’re saying. I’m not necessarily disagreeing with you. I’m just asking people out there what their personal thoughts are, if they do feel as they have no responsibility. I know people that flat out said, “No, I have absolutely no guilt whatsoever if Barack Obama wins another four years and completely turns this country into crap.” I’m just asking. I just want to know what people think, that’s all. Voting rights, to me, is the most basic, essential, God-given right that we have in this country other than --
Mike: I disagree with that. God-given? Did God give the Israelites the chance to vote on the Ten Commandments? That’s just silly talk, God-given right to vote? Look at what has transpired since universal suffrage has been achieved. Look at the degradation of character of the politician, of the body politick, the enlargement and size of the welfare state, the enlargement and size of the surveillance state. Look since there has been universal suffrage -- meaning if you’re alive and we can get you to a poll you can vote -- look at the damage that has been done to republican government. It is almost nonexistent now and people’s attitudes toward it imply that it’s good riddance.
They love to complain about it and they love to jump up and down and yell and scream and go to Tea Party rallies and claim that it’s life or death in this election or that election, but at the end of the day, because you have universal suffrage, you have people that are voting for their own specific, prurient interest. They’re voting, in other words, to enrich themselves, at least at some level, through what someone else has done, through someone else’s effort. So God-given? No. I’d say maybe the concept of universal suffrage and the right to vote came from the other spectrum. That is something that has been sent here by him whose name shall not be spoken. That is something that came from the underworld. That is not something that came to us from divine intervention, I don’t think anyway.
That’s an interesting question: did the Israelites get a vote on the Ten Commandments? Did Jesus’ disciples, apostles, did they get a vote on that passion of the Christ? Did they get a vote on the parable of the Beatitude? Did they get to vote on whether or not Christ would acknowledge the harlot at the well? The divinely-inspired Constitution and the divinely-inspired Declaration, that we’re the divinely-inspired people, this is how you justify this American exceptionalism that we are possessed of currently, and the idea that because of these things, we are superior to the rest of the races on the face of the planet. This is what gets you into trouble. This idea that you throw your vote away if you don’t vote for who Fox News or talk radio tells you to vote for is ridiculous. That’s preposterous. Ask the question of why my ownership of my property is on a ballot to start with.
The question being asked in American elections these days is a rigged question. The only thing that’s left to be decided by our universal suffrage is how much of your property is going to be taken from you for public consumption. That’s not what a free people does. The question has already gone before us. We already answered the question that we do not own our property, that all government at some level has the right to take it from us, if they can marshal enough votes together to make that happen. That’s a sad state of society, I would say.
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