I'm switching my voting registration from Democrat to independent.
I'm doing it to send a message to the democratic party that I'm not happy with the way they operate, not happy with their leadership and not happy with their pseudo-liberalism and the pro-corporatist policies that they have embraced.
I'm changing to independent because the two party system is killing America and killing democracy.
I'm changing to independent because choosing the lesser of two evils in an election leads to two worse evils in the next election cycle.
I'm changing having gone to vote in the PA 2012 primary, with no need to be a Democrat for quite a while, and knowing I can re-register as a Democrat if I choose to, for future primaries.
I'm changing to independent knowing that it may upset some activist colleagues.
I'm changing to independent because I'd like to set an example, and at the same time join millions of others who already made the choice. The example I'd like to set is of millions of Democrats leaving the Democratic party sending a message that we're not happy, in fact, we're really disgusted and are not going to take it any more.
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I haven't done it yet. I'm thinking it might be good to identify a few Dump the Democrats days-- where a lot of people, en masse, change their registration at the same time, so the message to the Democrats and Obama is even stronger.
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Rob Kall is an award winning journalist, inventor, software architect,
connector and visionary. His work and his writing have been featured in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, CNN, ABC, the HuffingtonPost, Success, Discover and other media. He's given talks and workshops to Fortune
500 execs and national medical and psychological organizations, and pioneered
first-of-their-kind conferences in Positive Psychology, Brain Science and
Story. He hosts some of the world's smartest, most interesting and powerful
people on his Bottom Up Radio Show,
and founded and publishes one of the top Google- ranked progressive news and
opinion sites, OpEdNews.com
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Rob Kall has spent his adult life as an awakener and empowerer-- first in the field of biofeedback, inventing products, developing software and a music recording label, MuPsych, within the company he founded in 1978-- Futurehealth, and founding, organizing and running 3 conferences: Winter Brain, on Neurofeedback and consciousness, Optimal Functioning and Positive Psychology (a pioneer in the field of Positive Psychology, first presenting workshops on it in 1985) and Storycon Summit Meeting on the Art Science and Application of Story-- each the first of their kind. Then, when he found the process of raising people's consciousness and empowering them to take more control of their lives one person at a time was too slow, he founded Opednews.com-- which has been the top search result on Google for the terms liberal news and progressive opinion for several years. Rob began his Bottom-up Radio show, broadcast on WNJC 1360 AM to Metro Philly, also available on iTunes, covering the transition of our culture, business and world from predominantly Top-down (hierarchical, centralized, authoritarian, patriarchal, big) to bottom-up (egalitarian, local, interdependent, grassroots, archetypal feminine and small.) Recent long-term projects include a book, Bottom-up-- The Connection Revolution, debillionairizing the planet and the Psychopathy Defense and Optimization Project.
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