Endorsing a specific political candidate [MAILBAG]
Julien Saunders sent a message using the contact form at
First, by what right do you endorse political candidates without being a
PAC? You really have no business telling the libertarian, conservative, or
free market Atheists how they should vote. You really do not speak for me.
Second, I've been reading Encyclopedia Dramatica, and if it's true--you
claim that anybody with a fiscally conservative paradigm is a de facto
Theist. While I find this hilarious, I'm also a little concerned by it.
Isn't dogmatic inanity the largest part of the reason most of us are
opposed to Theism? It is in my case. Moreover, none of the leadership here
seems to have a degree in political science or economics--in fact, if the
information I received is accurate--Sapient is just an opinionated
high-school graduate, and Kelly is a college drop-out.
So my real point is this, if even 60% of what I've said is true--if you
are endorsing candidates without being a PAC, and without a degree--stop
pretending to speak for me, or any of my fiscally conservative Atheist
friends. You don't.
Geez, you read enyclopedia dramatica? Not exactly a news source, eh?
We as a group don't endorse any specific candidate. However several of the people running RRS along with a large portion of our community have expressed willingness to vote for Obama. We consider ourselves more "anti-McCain" than "pro-Obama." We are not a 501c3 so we have no rules governing us politically however we choose to remain rather silent politically so as not to offend the many different political views of the atheists we align with. I can handle a vote for an independent, but as far as I'm concerned I don't want to align with anyone who voted for Bush or anyone who will vote for McCain. If you find yourself in that camp, let's just agree to not run in the same circles.
As for your misinformed idea that I'm pretending to speak for you, maybe you could have spent sometime on my site first where the only person that speaks for me has stated quite a few times that I don't speak for anyone but myself. All of the other people running this site have stated the same at one point. Since it wasn't clear for you before, I'll make it abundantly and publicly clear now: I don't speak for anyone but myself. With that said... anyone voting for McCain is voting to destroy the last little shred we have of this country... ya know... speaking for myself.
Just curious... where did you get the idea that you have to be a PAC to publicly endorse a candidate? And for the record had you chosen to ask before being a dickface, you'd have found out that I'm fiscally conservative and show up as a Republican or Libertarian on political surveys because of those views. Doesn't it suck that McCain and Bush don't and won't govern based on that supposed Republican platform piece?