Recently I came across a post on Facebook regarding the upcoming election. The post read, in part, “A write in vote for [Ron Paul] this November is a message to the government of what we expect of it. A lot of write in votes for him is a strong message to the government. The bigger the write in total, the stronger the message. The creation of a strong message is NOT a waste of votes. GO RON. Restore America.” Responses to the post were all supportive of the Ron Paul write in idea. One commenter wrote, “I cannot in good conscience vote for either of the ‘major party’ candidates, but I will write in Ron Paul, because that would truly be my first choice. I don’t expect him to win, but maybe the message would be significant. I’m so tired of voting for a candidate only because I want the other one even less. I’d rather make the statement, even if almost no one ‘hears’ it.” Another wrote, “I’m writing in Ron Paul. IT’s the right thing to do. I’m trusting in God to get me through whatever happens after this election.” And a third encouraged everyone to forward the post to everyone and share it via email, twitter, Facebook, etc.
Now I have to admit, I really do not like Mitt Romney, and I do not believe that he will be good for America. In fact, I have been known to refer to Romney as “Obama 2.0”, “Obama Lite”, and “Robamney.” After considering his position on the important points of this election, I concluded that he really isn’t who I would want for president. (click here to read an earlier article regarding my research into Mitt Romney) And I have to also say that I really do not like the idea that the RNC decided that Romney would be the Republican candidate long before a single primary vote had taken place, in effect telling the American people that they really did not care who the people wanted to run against Obama, it was the RNC’s decision, and not the voters. (The RNC pulled that stunt back in October 2011, almost 5 full months before the first Republican primary in February 2012. SOURCE) A little arrogant of the RNC wouldn’t you say?
I also have to say that I am not a big fan of Ron Paul either, and not only do I not want him as my president, I think he would end up being detrimental to America. Paul supports embryonic stem cell research (contrary to his pro-life stance); he believes that 9/11 occurred only because America had (has) a presence in the Middle East (a typical liberal meme which is contrary to Osama bin Laden’s statement that his attack on America was based on the teachings of the koran), and Paul has stated that he would not have authorized the killing of bin Laden, but would have asked Pakistan for their permission to arrest him instead (like Pakistan would have granted permission for that! They were harboring bin Laden!).
Paul has also gone on record as being pro-same-sex marriage, and has stated that he does not believe there should be any laws prohibiting cocaine, heroin, meth and other illegal drugs, and he believes prostitution should be legalized (simply because the Constitution does not specifically prohibit these things).
Ron Paul has also gone on record as stating that the federal government does not have the authority to enact or enforce hate speech laws, obscenity laws, or banning the implementation of Islamic Sharia law in the United States (beliefs that could pave the way for rampant anti-Christian bias, anti-Semetism, pedophilia, and Sharia law throughout various individual states).
All in all, it is clear to me that a Ron Paul presidency would sound the death knell for America. You can read more about my research into Ron Paul’s stand on all of these issues by clicking here, and here.
So once again, we have a presidential election situation where we are forced to choose between the lesser of two evils, and as a result, some folks have decided that now is the time to exercise a “vote-my conscience” decision.
It has been said that those who do not remember history are condemned to repeat it. And this year’s presidential election, with its “choose the lesser of two evils” aspect, reminds me of the presidential election of 1992 between George Bush 1st and Bill Clinton. Back then, 20 years ago, when people were faced with choosing between the lesser of two evils, then, as now, many decided to “vote their conscience” rather that what was obviously right for America. And back then, as now, we had another “RP” choice. Back then it was Ross Perot rather than Ron Paul, but the effect was the same. Back then a lot of people decided to vote their conscience and they voted for Ross Perot rather than Bush or Clinton. The result was that many votes that probably would have gone to Bush if Perot had not run, went to Perot instead, and obviously neither Bush nor Perot had enough votes to defeat Clinton, and you all know the end result. Eight years of Slick Willy Clinton and his evil sidekick Hillary. Whitewater, Monica Lewinsky, multiple suspicious deaths, impeachment proceedings and more. All because people decided to “vote their conscience” rather than what was better (I won’t say best) for America. And we’re about to go through the same thing again.
If Ron Paul supporters “vote their conscience” and choose a write in vote for Paul, then those votes are not just votes that could likely propel Romney into the White House, but they are votes that will help ensure another four years of the Obama Regime. Something that would clearly cause harm, possibly irreparable harm to America. But at least the Paul supporters would have clear consciences. But will they really?
Yes, it’s true that they can hold their collective heads up and proudly say they took a stand and did not cave into the RNC’s intimidation tactics by refusing to vote for Romney. But knowing that by doing so they actually helped Obama win another four years of trillions of dollars of new debt, rampant unemployment, the death of countless small businesses, billions of dollars in new taxes (Obamacare), possible attacks on America and/or Americans by wacked out Islamic Jihadists, and more possible attacks on Israel, not to mention the further spread of the Muslim Brotherhood and Al Qaeda (the folks Obama supported in Egypt, Libya, Yemen, and now Syria). Can Ron Paul supporters accept responsibility for all that? I hope so, because that is exactly what they will be supporting by not voting for Romney.
Now is the time to focus on ending Obama’s destructive regime, not sending a message by “voting our conscience.” A message that will have little effect, if any, on the government. However, I am sure that Barack Obama would love nothing more than Paul supporters “voting their conscience.”
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