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On another note I'm not sure if many of us realize the Green Party nominee Jill Stein and her running mate, activist Cheri Honkala, were arreste d outside the debates and handcuffed to chairs for 8 hours. They'd met all the requirements to participate in the debates and because they demanded their rights were arrested.  Police state anyone?

Now what?

So here's the deal.  What many people still don't understand is the elections don't matter.  I've voted in every election since I was old enough.

I no longer believe my vote counts.  Both the 2000 and 2004 elections were stolen.  I realize whoever is really in charge controls the ballot box and the new electronic voting machines were installed for a reason.

All real change has always come from grass roots movements: Labor party, Suffragettes, Civil Rights, Women's Rights.  These movements put pressure on the powers that be to make change.  Gandhi did not defeat the British Empire by sitting on the couch, signing petitions or posting on Facebook.  He put his body in front of the machine.  We must all stand up against the tyranny that has befallen our country.  They must fear us in order for anything to change.

Me & Pam @ OWS rally.

I for one will not collude with my own demise. I refuse to play along with the corporate oligarchy.  A system based on greed and propped up by lies, war, distraction and illusions.

"During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act."  George Orwell

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Truth tellers have always been despised and feared because knowing the truth means something must change and change is what people fear the most and yet it is the only constant.

"Then you will know the truth, and truth will set you free." John 8:32

That being said I will still vote.  I will march myself to my voting place and vote GREEN.

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Jill Dalton is a recovering army brat/writer/performer/activist who has appeared in film and television as well as performing her solo plays in New York and around the country. Most recently she can be seen in and consulted for William Hurt on the (more...)
 

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I switched my voting affiliation from Democrat to ... by Jill (Julia) Dalton on Thursday, Nov 1, 2012 at 4:14:00 PM
My first election I voted for Jimmy Carter and bec... by Deborah Dills on Friday, Nov 2, 2012 at 11:15:48 AM
The best idea that Dr Stein has.... by BFalcon on Friday, Nov 2, 2012 at 4:35:36 PM
I hope I can answer your questions about Jill Stei... by Deborah Dills on Friday, Nov 2, 2012 at 11:50:22 PM
Thank you, ddills for your amazing and concise com... by Jill (Julia) Dalton on Saturday, Nov 3, 2012 at 7:26:19 AM
Excellent post on Jill Stein, ddills. I'm going t... by Dr. Tom Baldwin on Saturday, Nov 3, 2012 at 9:46:35 AM
For a very informative answer.I already watched pa... by BFalcon on Saturday, Nov 3, 2012 at 9:49:57 AM
out to be much mor complicated"Actually no it does... by Kansas Bright on Saturday, Nov 3, 2012 at 10:43:17 AM
But who declares it and based on what?If it was so... by BFalcon on Saturday, Nov 3, 2012 at 1:51:38 PM
Well said.  More voices like yours.... by Don Caldarazzo on Thursday, Nov 1, 2012 at 4:14:41 PM
Thanks Don,I really appreciate you taking the time... by Jill (Julia) Dalton on Thursday, Nov 1, 2012 at 5:16:37 PM
As always, a brilliant article. This compliments t... by John Rachel on Thursday, Nov 1, 2012 at 5:23:49 PM
John, I loved your article and the truly positive ... by Jill (Julia) Dalton on Thursday, Nov 1, 2012 at 6:56:35 PM
Ken, I too have heard it's the Bilderberg Gro... by Jill (Julia) Dalton on Thursday, Nov 1, 2012 at 7:01:29 PM
As is customarily the case, Jill Dalton has writte... by Dr. Tom Baldwin on Thursday, Nov 1, 2012 at 7:39:34 PM
You forgot how important it is to FIGHT Election f... by Kansas Bright on Saturday, Nov 3, 2012 at 11:15:11 AM
The body that governs the USA and Western hemisphe... by aberamsay on Friday, Nov 2, 2012 at 1:15:00 AM
You are correct that the USA has never been a demo... by Kansas Bright on Saturday, Nov 3, 2012 at 11:29:51 AM
If the United States is not a 'democracy' why so m... by aberamsay on Saturday, Nov 3, 2012 at 6:19:56 PM
For honesty's sake you should have emphacized the ... by aberamsay on Friday, Nov 2, 2012 at 1:26:52 AM
Chomsky, along with Michael Moore and  Julian... by aberamsay on Friday, Nov 2, 2012 at 5:10:55 AM
those who go to the considerable trouble and expen... by John Sanchez Jr. on Friday, Nov 2, 2012 at 6:58:28 AM
 It is THEIR JOB! John, if we here had a goo... by Mark Sashine on Friday, Nov 2, 2012 at 12:55:32 PM
Incredible piece. BUT, How will we feel when Romne... by Kevin Tully on Friday, Nov 2, 2012 at 8:37:37 AM
Kevin, here's what I think about a Romney presiden... by Jill (Julia) Dalton on Friday, Nov 2, 2012 at 9:56:22 AM
Democracy is not about voting   It is about... by Mark Sashine on Friday, Nov 2, 2012 at 10:02:59 AM
..."I'm thinking (now I may be totally delusional)... by Ronnie Roberts on Friday, Nov 2, 2012 at 4:57:34 PM
Tracy, this is why all change is and always has be... by Jill (Julia) Dalton on Saturday, Nov 3, 2012 at 7:43:52 AM
Of course one has the option to declare the electi... by Peter Duveen on Saturday, Nov 3, 2012 at 6:35:50 AM