Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Not a Wasted Vote

A wasted vote is a vote for someone you don't agree with -- that does not represent my beliefs and principles.

For years I have voted Republican. I'd have to go back to my days as a college undergrad where I may have voted for a Utah Democrat (nothing like the Democrats of today). I voted for GW Bush twice. That really worked out [sic]. However given the alternatives of Gore and Kerry, the options were not all that alluring.

I voted for Bob Dole, GHW Bush twice, Reagan twice (1980 was the first presidential election I could vote).

For the past three elections and probably all the future presidential elections in the US, it will be a choice between the lessor of two evils. I cannot stand McCain. I agree with about half his stated policies but I am convinced that if he wins the election, he'll lean more to the left than to the right. The two issues that are in his favor are his stance on gun control and on Supreme Court justices. In just about every other item he fails the conservative litmus test. He will cave and be another Bush.

Obama is down right scary. His campaign promises are either unrealistic or as far left as they could possibly be. If he wins and the Democrats increase their majority in Congress, the changes he will make will forever shape our future in a very negative way. The Obama future is higher taxes, larger and more government social programs, and freedom-limiting "rights." The distribution of wealth and the limitations on the America dream will come home to roost.

Both McCain and Obama could care less about our Constitution. It started with FDR and has gone downhill ever since. All of our administrations have continued to promote the notion that the "Constitution is just a piece of paper that served its purpose but we are not beyond its 'shackles.'"

Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again, and expecting a different result (Einstein, or Franklin, or anonymous.
Republicans and Democrats have been leading the country in the same basic direction: toward bigger and bigger government; more and more socialism, globalism, corporatism, and foreign interventionism; and the dismantling of constitutional liberties. Yet, voters continue to think that they are voting for "change" when they vote for a Republican or Democrat. This is truly insane!
In 2008 and from now on, I will vote for principle. I will vote for the candidate that best represents by beliefs and policies. I doubt I will ever vote for a Republican presidential candidate again. I will NEVER vote for a Democrat...EVER!

I will be voting for Chuck Baldwin, from the Constitution Party, this year. From a recent article by Mr Baldwin...
Vote for someone who is truly pro-life. Someone who would quickly secure our nation's borders, and end the invasion of our country by illegal aliens. Someone who would, on his first day in office, release Border Patrol agents Ramos and Compean and fire U.S. Attorney Johnny Sutton. Someone who would immediately, upon assuming office, begin leading the charge to dismantle the Federal Reserve, overturn the 16th Amendment, expunge the IRS, and return America to sound money principles. Someone who would get the US out of the UN. Someone who would stop spending billions and trillions of dollars for foreign aid. Someone who would prosecute the Wall Street bankers who defrauded the American people out of billions of dollars. Someone who would work to repeal NAFTA, CAFTA, GATT, the WTO, and stop the NAFTA superhighway. Someone who would say a resounding "No" to the New World Order. Someone who would stop using our brave men and women in uniform as global cops for the United Nations. Someone who would stop America's global adventurism and interventionism. Someone who would steadfastly support and defend the right of the people to keep and bear arms.
These are the principles I want our government to embrace. Today I vote in Utah's early voting.

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