If atheists are going to vote, they should vote for politicians who actually deserve our votes — politicians who will defend atheists' equality, who will oppose any sort of religious privilege, who will promote secularism, and who will protect church/state separation. Whatever other policies or values a politician may have, failure to uphold these will ensure that they will end up acting contrary to every atheist's interests. So what standards do you use when deciding whom to vote for? Share Your Standards
You've got to vote reflecting your views
- Politicians that push an agenda based on their sky fairy beliefs need to be avoided. They are pushing, in many cases for a more theocratic regime. That would be the real end of freedom.
- With the political system all ready broken by cash contributions from corporatists and crony capitalists, why should I get excited about promoting secularism and church/state separation? It's myopic to becoming preoccupied about skin cancer when you have advanced lung cancer.
- —Guest retiredwheezer
- The goals of the Libertarian party IMHO come closest to my beliefs as an Atheist. I almost alway vote the Libertarian ticket. I say almost because the Libertarian candidate in the last election wasn't really a Libertarian at all but a Republican in hiding. I hope they haven't succeeded in infiltrating the party and taking control. We'll see who they run next time around.