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1) Do any of the front runners vote?

2) Do you have in-house elections?

3) Would any of the front runners ever consider running for public office? Who?

4) Would it bother any of the front runners to live in a country where there was no voting? If people live in a country with no voting, would it be strange to move to one where voting was the norm?

5) What was the last issue the front runners had a strong opinion about?
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[User Picture]From: anachronisma
2009-11-05 12:33 am (UTC)
1) Do any of the front runners vote? I, the main fronter, do.

2) Do you have in-house elections? Nope. It's pseudo-anarchy here.

3) Would any of the front runners ever consider running for public office? Who? We have stated before that if Katherine was president she'd clean up the economic mess. ;) But no, everyone who has ever wanted a political career doesn't want one here.

4) Would it bother any of the front runners to live in a country where there was no voting? If people live in a country with no voting, would it be strange to move to one where voting was the norm? Most people don't come from a representative system of government. But most like the theories of the idea, then bitch a lot about how people are doing it wrong.

5) What was the last issue the front runners had a strong opinion about? Hmm, probably the economy... and local issues. The issues we really care about never make it into our elections.
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[User Picture]From: mawrter
2009-11-05 04:41 am (UTC)
1) Do any of the front runners vote?

generally speaking, we all do (well, once per body, but everyone interested tends to be able to reach consensus with the others as to how to vote).

2) Do you have in-house elections?

nope. we waffle between consensus and anarchy.

3) Would any of the front runners ever consider running for public office? Who?

when i/we were little, we wanted to be the first black female president, but the realities of public office make it a much less enticing option. i'm sure there might be a time when someone inside would be willing to consider it, but it's unlikely for oh so many reasons. if we believed that idealism could survive public office, we might go for it, though.

4) Would it bother any of the front runners to live in a country where there was no voting? If people live in a country with no voting, would it be strange to move to one where voting was the norm?

we have a hard enough time living in a state without open primaries (where you can vote whether or not you're registered with a party) and without ballot measures. can't imagine living somewhere without a representative form of government, flawed though it may be.

5) What was the last issue the front runners had a strong opinion about?

what's the last issue someone inside DIDN'T have a strong opinion about? (and everyone's chiming in with "celebrities! we don't care about celebrities!")

i suppose the most recent is that it's appalling to live within an economic/political system that relies on mistreating the majority of the population in order to keep the economy moving, and wondering how capitalism can be justified if it doesn't allow for things like paid sick time when people are ill. there is something wrong with a system that says that so many people need to be underpaid and not have their needs met, with the threat being that if people had their needs met (living wage, health insurance, adequate housing/childcare/education/etc) then businesses (especially small ones) would fail. it's just plain wrong.

but we have similarly strong opinions on everything else.
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[User Picture]From: withypol
2009-11-05 05:55 am (UTC)
1) Do any of the front runners vote?
Only all of us. We wait on these things until we've decided these things as a group, thinking collectively as opposed to only individually.

2) Do you have in-house elections?
No. Not enough borders between us for this to be effective whatsoever. As mawrter described it, "we waffle between consensus and anarchy."

3) Would any of the front runners ever consider running for public office? Who?
Thought about becoming a lawyer/politician for a long time, but are really not in a together place enough at all to do this within the next twenty years. You can't help the world when you still need help yourself.

4) Would it bother any of the front runners to live in a country where there was no voting? If people live in a country with no voting, would it be strange to move to one where voting was the norm?
Yes. We probably couldn't live in a place where there was no voting. A cooperative system is the only one we can function in, even if it's as imbalanced as America's.

5) What was the last issue the front runners had a strong opinion about?
Marriage equality. We have worked so hard at getting equal rights in our state. And now we have, though it still isn't marriage.
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