EVERY 3rd-Party Vote Sends a Wake-Up Call to Washington
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Excerpts of remarks by Natural Law Party Presidential Candidate John Hagelin during televised third-party debates
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“Third-party votes are the ONLY votes that have EVER accomplished ANYthing in our democracy: the right of women to vote, the abolition of slavery, child labor laws, the balanced budget -- these came from third-party candidates who did NOT win.
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“Therefore it is very essential:  EVERY third-party vote SENDS A WAKE-UP CALL TO WASHINGTON, D.C. and says, 'THESE are the sorts of solutions we support!'."
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   --  John Hagelin on Meet the Press, Oct. 22, 2000
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“When our political process and independent voices are strangled out of our ballots and out of the debates through increasingly discriminatory ballot access and debate participation rules, our country stagnates: THE LOWEST voter turnout of ANY country on earth where as many (in this race) as 140 million eligible voters WILL NOT, CANNOT  bring themselves to vote for a Republican or a Democrat.
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   -- John Hagelin during a 3rd-party debate held in Minnesota on Sept. 28, 2000, and televised on C-SPAN the following weekend
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