I Refuse a Political Affiliation

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 496 People

    "against Oppression" Only!

    I grew up in a country torn by Civil War. Each family HAD to be part of a religious or national or political organization to have any kind of protection. I despise war and I despise all these organizations because all they do is put labels on people. I refuse any kind of...
    onlygodjudgeme onlygodjudgeme
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Feb 20, 2011

    My Mother Left Me &. I Still Cannot Reason With Her, Bc Shes Bipolar.-and we are long distance.

    My story is I have been needing my mom as I grow older left us @ 26 and my brother a few years older than me.   When my parents divorced, for a while it hurt, but then a relationship with mom kept getting harder.  Nowadays, it was a mess, but now I feel when I visit I then...
    stapler2345 stapler2345
    Jan 31, 2011

    Why Care?

    I disagree that people should opt out of political discussions. Without a doubt, open discourse on these matters are consequential to understanding. If you know nothing about politics, and choose not to learn, you have no right forming an opinion. This doesn't mean that you...
    zeligocity zeligocity
    22-25, M
    4 Responses May 25, 2008

    Decline to State

    Even before I became a journalist, I was never able to identify with just one political party and its platform. Even the third-party parties just didn't seem right. So, when I registered to vote, I did so as a "decline to state." I feel more comfortable and open in...
    PatientRapunzel PatientRapunzel
    31-35, F
    5 Responses Aug 25, 2006

    Political Parties

    Are one of the biggest problems that we have in America.  I'm not fond of the government and I can't stand political parties.  It's all a game.  Everyone judges the political parties and their members.  If you are in a specific party everyone thinks that you...
    ChevyGirl ChevyGirl
    18-21, F
    5 Responses Jun 29, 2008

    My Experience As a Moderate

    (Written some time ago -- ) Being seventeen and technically already in college – that is, in a few senses – the relationship with my parents has changed quite drastically. Due to profound laziness and/or lack of willpower, I remain unemployed and thus reliant on their...
    theosis3142 theosis3142
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jul 28, 2007

    Though, most of my beliefs

    and morals lean towards Conservative/Republican, I do not claim them. I do not align myself with any political party. They all have their flaws and I can't be 100% loyal to a party if I don't agree with something I'm suppose to agree with. Thats the thing I don't want to be...
    djag2007 djag2007
    26-30, M
    Jul 1, 2014


      I think that political parties are just another way to separate ourselves from each other. Personally I decide all of my political decisions on a case by case basis.
    missadventurer missadventurer
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Jan 12, 2010

    I Would Love to Have a Politic...

    I would love to have a politic affiliation. In fact forget the affliation, I'd love to be in politics.
    themiget themiget
    18-21, M
    5 Responses Jan 17, 2007


    I guess being an anarchist is the same as refusing a pilitical affiliation, so I joined the group since it seems to fit.The whole left right thing is a sham anyway. False paradigm.
    kayaker712 kayaker712
    61-65, M
    3 Responses Mar 20, 2011

    We Need A Government Shutdown Immediately!

    The only way to stop the government from working only for wall street, select financial institutions and corporations, and to stop them from stealing American's hard earned money is to terminate and prosecute the entire congress and the administration, and restore 100% power of...
    tmajor tmajor
    41-45, M
    1 Response Apr 8, 2011

    Decline to State

    Even before I became a journalist, I was never able to identify with just one political party and its platform. Even the third-party parties just didn't seem right. So, when I registered to vote, I did so as a "decline to state." I feel more comfortable and open in...
    PatientRapunzel PatientRapunzel
    31-35, F
    1 Response Aug 25, 2006

    It's Not So Much

    that "I refuse a political affiliation" as it is that none fit. I'm drawn to certain strains of non-authoritarian non-centralized democratic socialism, certain anarchistic principles, definitely like the eco-justice of green politics...love me some U.S. Constitution and some of...
    xjustjikaix xjustjikaix
    26-30, M
    2 Responses Aug 29, 2010

    They Don't Care About Us (video)

    This is a political video called, "They Don't Care about U.S".http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NwdESXWkKuY
    julenedellamor julenedellamor
    31-35, F
    Mar 5, 2011

    Independents Need To Take Over

    Happy to be Independent. Which is what America is all about right?  No party will tell me how to think when it comes to an issue.  Subscribing to everything a party stands for these days means falling in line with the most extreme wings.  For this reason, I think the parties...
    stndoerr28 stndoerr28
    1 Response Jan 29, 2013

    False Dichotomy

    Great rhetorical trick. If I want you to accept A, but know you won't I can work my way around it by presenting a debate with 2 seemingly opposed sides (B & C). In order for B and C to work though A has to be true. If you get blinded by B and C I have just won the debate by...
    LoftyDreamer LoftyDreamer
    26-30, M
    1 Response Feb 27, 2013

    I'm Not Into Politics

    I'm not a Democrat or a Republican. I think political parties are silly. I'm not into politics anyway. I'm just an American.
    shygirl93 shygirl93
    18-21, F
    Jul 5, 2010

    Even The No Label Party Is A Party

    By selecting a party, you have chosen a party, even the new party called the "No Label Party", which consists of political experts and other groups in DC. What do you think?Julene Allen-Dell'Amorwww.womenforaction.org
    julenedellamor julenedellamor
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Dec 29, 2010

    On The Fence

    When it comes to politics, I feel the same way about them, as I do most things. I feel there are not only areas that are black-or-white, but that more issues are what I'd label as "gray".
    snowlady snowlady
    36-40, F
    Nov 28, 2009

    Labels Suck

    A political affiliation is simply a label and labels suck. Besides, the two major political parties are the same. They really aren't much different at all. Do yourself a favor- form opinions for yourself.
    tqoftu tqoftu
    22-25, F
    Dec 17, 2007

    I'm Not Sure Which One I Am Ye...

    I'm not sure which one I am yet, but when I know, I sure won't be "refusing" it. That's kind of silly.
    sondosia sondosia
    18-21, F
    Jan 18, 2007


    Politics is just so.......... eh, disinteresting to me. I love how "united we stand" with our two political parties at each other's necks. Why can't we be friends? Why can't we be friends?...
    JonFurniss JonFurniss
    18-21, M
    1 Response Jun 5, 2008

    I Refuse A Political Affiliation

    I am a year or two away from the voting age. I believe that both the Republican and Democratic parties aren't in it for the people. That is why I am an independent.
    16Soul 16Soul
    18-21, F
    Aug 10, 2012

    I Must Be Doing Something Right.

    Liberals say that I'm too conservative. Conservatives say that I'm too liberal. That's pretty cool in my book. Even though it sucks to be at odds with so many... I'm ok because I know that I'm right. Yes. I AM that arrogant. So bite me.
    NoLongerHere NoLongerHere
    41-45, M
    3 Responses Apr 18, 2013


    All the available political designations suck in some fundamental way...I'm closest to anarchist, but I'm practical enough to know that's never going to happen...
    lever2000 lever2000
    41-45, M
    1 Response Apr 16, 2009

    I only picked a party

    because the law in my state says you can't vote without one. I want my voice to be heard, and to do that I picked the green rainbow party.
    morgan413 morgan413
    22-25, F
    Mar 14, 2014

    I Have Never Voted and Will Never Vote

    I was born in Mauritius, but I have lived in England, UK, for over 30 years now. I have never voted for anyone and will never vote.  I do not believe in Politicians, none of them. When an election is approaching, they would shake the hands of the people and kiss babies...
    Gabrielfc Gabrielfc
    66-70, M
    1 Response May 2, 2007

    Why Would President Obama Support Child Abuse?

    The US Child Soldiers Prevention Act of 2008 prohibits the US government from providing military financing, military training, and several other categories of US military assistance to governments using child soldiers. The Child Soldiers Prevention Act went into effect in 2010...
    calebforaction calebforaction
    26-30, M
    Oct 18, 2011

    I Have Never Voted and Will Never Vote

    I was born in Mauritius, but I have lived in England, UK, for over 30 years now. I have never voted for anyone and will never vote.  I do not believe in Politicians, none of them. When an election is approaching, they would shake the hands of the people and kiss babies...
    Gabrielfc Gabrielfc
    66-70, M
    1 Response May 2, 2007

    Till There Is One I Can Believe In, Yep

    They all suck and none have my interest at heart, so I refuse!
    BeTheBestMe BeTheBestMe
    36-40, F
    1 Response Apr 21, 2009


    I don't want to be affliliated with any political parties at all.
    16Soul 16Soul
    18-21, F
    1 Response Aug 10, 2012

    Nepotism Of Beliefs

    My mother is a Democrat and my father is a Republican. And that is why they are no longer together. See, parties just divide people (though frankly I am glad my parents aren't together anymore; they had a horrible relationship). Haha that didn't come out as brilliant as...
    dollofdust dollofdust
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Oct 16, 2009

    Political Parties Are Tearing This Country Apart

    Political parties make no sense, because the assortment of beliefs in each party aren't necessarily congruent. How you feel about taxation doesn't have anything to do with how you feel about gay marriage or religion or immigration. I believe in individual rights and...
    scrambledegg scrambledegg
    31-35, M
    Nov 6, 2011

    All American

    I am not red, I am not blue. I am not republican, I am not democrat, I am American. I choose to use common sense and respect for others as my moral and political compass, most politicians it seems do not heed either of these qualities. Therefore, I usually choose to ignore their...
    DelightfulBabe08 DelightfulBabe08
    2 Responses Sep 22, 2008

    To choose a party is like saying make my mind up

    for me. Just cause most of your views go one way does not mean they all do.
    crookedjay crookedjay
    31-35, M
    1 Response Jun 2, 2014

    These are some political facts about me.

    Try to classify me. 1- I am against abortion, feminism, gay marriage and death penalty. I only admit defensive war. 2- I am against a welfare or nanny state. Immigration must be controlled. 3- In general, I think state must be kept out of private life of the citizens. 4- I...
    deleted deleted
    3 Responses May 22, 2015

    RE-ELECT Nobody!

      Worthy of your time and attention regardless of your Party Affiliation                                 ...
    SlowhandsHD SlowhandsHD
    51-55, M
    4 Responses Sep 17, 2008

    Who Needs Labels Anyway?

    There is no one label for the beliefs that I hold.  Simple as that.   I'm something of an anarchist, I suppose, but that just sounds so... dirty. 
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Oct 12, 2006

    I'll Get Around To Choosing...

    ...when any of the so-called parties out there don't completely suck. I refuse to orient myself with a group of people I cannot find agreement on, and political parties across the board are one of the many things I could give two flying flips about.
    AmericanLeanings AmericanLeanings
    31-35, F
    1 Response Aug 28, 2011

    Ok Who Are The Democrats And Republicans

    kcmike60 kcmike60
    56-60, M
    Nov 12, 2011

    Put A Halt To Political Hatred!

    Put a halt to political Hatred! Please Share with friends.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DlOQETx-D3gwww.womenforaction.org
    julenedellamor julenedellamor
    31-35, F
    1 Response Jan 12, 2011

    My Issues, Not Their Issues

    I want a person running fior office to adopt my issues if he/she wants my vote.  I will not sign on to a party's issues.  I used to be a Dem, and there are few Repubs I would vote for.  That leaves me voting against, unless I find a candidate who is for real...
    A.Alligator A.Alligator
    70+, M
    3 Responses May 29, 2006

    Missed Opportunity?

    Missed Opportunity Did we miss an opportunity? President Obama swept into office, on the voices and hopes of this country being tired of the politics that were being done.The people felt President Obama reflected their passion for change and they overwhelming...
    julenedellamor julenedellamor
    31-35, F
    1 Response Jan 2, 2011

    MY Political Party Is "ALIEN"

    26-30, M
    2 Responses Jan 18, 2007

    I Have My Own.

    I wrote this back in 2009...feel free to comment. When George Washington helped found this country, he did not belong to a political party nor did he want political parties for our government. We have advanced too far to eliminate political parties, but I do believe it is time...
    KEW73 KEW73
    41-45, M
    1 Response Oct 24, 2011

    The Trouble With Politicians Is....

    They lose their sense of purpose as soon as they take office! Their stated intentions are quickly dispensed with, and they join the 'club' of takers rather than givers. Politicians are useless to honest people who would pay the fair taxes because they find a way to overburden...
    rizzo4606 rizzo4606
    22-25, F
    1 Response Sep 7, 2012

    Parties Are Red Herrings!!!

    I consider myself to be conservitive on some things and liberal on others.... I think that most people are mixed and parties do nothing but divide a bunch of moderates on party lines... Bi-paritsan ship is BS because we should be aligning on ideas and results not click like...
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses Sep 6, 2009

    I'm a tv and fight politics

    but love my panties slips. Skirts and dresses
    vannagir vannagir
    66-70, T
    Mar 26, 2014

    I'll Vote For the Most Qua...

    I'll vote for the most qualified
    sararuthizi sararuthizi
    26-30, F
    1 Response Jan 18, 2007
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