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Don't like how we elect a president? Americans Elect offers alternative.

• Christian Science Monitor


Is it time for an extreme make-over of how America arrives at its presidential nominees? 

A grass-roots effort to do just that is under way – with the intent of bypassing the traditional party-based primary and caucus process that begins Jan. 3 in Iowa.

The nonprofit Americans Elect aims to take party politics out of this method by putting a directly nominated nonpartisan presidential ticket on the ballot in 2012.

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No, it's not a third party, says Elliot Ackerman, chief operating officer of, but rather a second way of nominating someone to be the country's next leader. This alternative, he says, "puts the people ahead of the parties" – and it is being carried out entirely online.

"Politics is one of the few places where you still have to accept Brand A and Brand B, so at Americans Elect we want to leverage our newest technologies to get us back to our oldest values, which is letting every voter participate in a meaningful way," Mr. Ackerman says.


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Comment by Dracula Tepish
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first we need to eliminate all controls by the govt on us start with and

null void the 14th amendment 

2nd nul void the reconstruction act 

3rd null void all laws after these  along  with the illegal presidents edicts to that are null void in the first place


take away all rights to congress and senate and the president to declare false thing

when they vote them selves raises make them return every cent that they have stolen or have received as payola under the board to buy votes put it all in a fund for the poor and sick of this country not some foreign entities they dont qualify

take away all 501c3 to all tax exempt companies and churchs make them pay  back every cent they have stolen from their flock or partners

next indict all govt entites who have embezzled money using insider information to get rich 

put that as well  in a general fund  for the sick and poor

bring back the original intent of the constitution then from there take and place all foreign born in a stalag along with all UN PEOPLE and agenda 21 participants and make it illegal to be a pedophile or a homosexual or a lesbian to hold any offices of govt or lover govt office except as sewage workers who will not be compensated for anything except they eat what is there at that facility


also no foreign devil worshipping like islam or the vatican pagan church and the church of satan this includes buddahiam and its brother cults from india and asia


bring back trials for witchcraft and burning  at the stake for said offenses






Comment by Ed Vallejo
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Funny I should see this now - I just came from that website from a link sent to me.  I don't like it in the fact that the questions 'given' the candidates proposed have a LIMITED NUMBER OF CHOICES that skews the end result (don't most of those manipulative quieries?) 

For example it has Ron Paul listed as "deport most illegals back to Mexico, with some exceptions" which is NOT his stance on the issue.

From his 'official' website:


A nation without borders is no nation at all.

It just doesn’t make sense to fight terrorists abroad while leaving our front door unlocked.

Unfortunately, for far too long, neither major political party has had the courage to do what is necessary to tackle the problem.

Instead, we’re presented with so-called “solutions” that involve amnesty proposals or further restricting Americans’ civil liberties through programs like REAL ID.

Ron Paul opposes both of these schemes and believes they will only make illegal immigration and the problems associated with it worse.  He has been proud to see states exercising their Tenth Amendment rights and protecting their citizens by refusing to comply with the unconstitutional REAL ID law.

While the federal government neglects its constitutional responsibility to protect our borders, it continues to push mandates on the states to provide free education and medical care to illegal immigrants at a time when the states are drowning in debt.   This must not be tolerated any longer.

Like most Americans, Ron Paul also understands just how valuable legal immigration is to our country.

Immigrants who want to work hard, obey our laws, and live the American Dream have always been great assets.


If elected President, Ron Paul will work to implement the following common sense reforms:

* Enforce Border Security – America should be guarding her own borders and enforcing her own laws instead of policing the world and implementing UN mandates.

* No Amnesty - The Obama Administration’s endorsement of so-called “Comprehensive Immigration Reform,” granting amnesty to millions of illegal immigrants, will only encourage more law-breaking.

* Abolish the Welfare State – Taxpayers cannot continue to pay the high costs to sustain this powerful incentive for illegal immigration.  As Milton Friedman famously said, you can’t have open borders and a welfare state.

* End Birthright Citizenship – As long as illegal immigrants know their children born here will be granted U.S. citizenship, we’ll never be able to control our immigration problem.

* Protect Lawful Immigrants – As President, Ron Paul will encourage legal immigration by streamlining the entry process without rewarding lawbreakers.

As long as our borders remain wide open, the security and safety of the American people are at stake.

As President, Ron Paul will address immigration by fighting for effective solutions that protect our nation, uphold the rule of law, and respect every American citizen’s civil liberties. 

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