(Quote) Charles-512043 said: If I was told that I was going to be mugged, but that I would get to choose between Mugger A and Mugger ...
(Quote) Charles-512043 said:
If I was told that I was going to be mugged, but that I would get to choose between Mugger A and Mugger B, would it be "militant passivity" for me to refuse to choose?
What is the goal that we are fighting for? Are we looking for small government? Are we looking for a moral and principled President? Are we looking for an end to war? Are we looking for an end corporate welfare? Are we looking for a decrease in the intrusions of basic freedoms?
Assuming that you answered 'yes' to all of these, then why even bother with the two current presidential candidates? It's true that there is a battle against evil in this country, but this election is not the battle-ground. That battle is lost. Evil is going to be president. Direct your efforts elsewhere.
Here are the only VIABLE choices we face on November 6th:
....1) Vote for Obama.
....2) Don't vote.
....3) Vote for Romney.
Option 1 is out for anyone calling themselves Catholics, and only Catholic traitors will vote for Obama.
Option 2 is unconscionable for Catholics because our founding fathers and every soldier in our military since 1775 has fought for We The People to have that right. Besides, a no vote is a vote for Obama, and that is also unconscionable.
So Option 1 is unconscionable and Option 2 is unconscionable and I would argue irresponsible and cowardly. That leaves Option 3. Romney's record is socialist. He introduced Romneycare to the state of Massachusetts. His stance on life is not 100% in line with our position, but compared to Obama (the result of Option 1 or 2), Romney is a choir boy on life issues. Romney is not the perfect candidate, but he is better than either of the other options.
If you want to go vote and you vote for Gary Johnson or some other third party candidate, you are just throwing your vote away. Yet, this is also your right, and it is not unconscionable as Option 1 or Option 2, but in your heart, going in to the voting booth, because of the way our system works, a vote for a 3rd party candidate is not viable, and you know that, so you are again wasting your vote and helping Obama (as things stand in our system now).
If you really want to help to change things (other than just complain about it and divorce yourself from the process) is to get involved in political activism. Educate your family and friends. Ron Paul has a great following. If the media were fair (it's not), Ron Paul would have had a better chance. Let's work to make the media accountable. The federal government would like to censor the Internet. Let's work to keep the internet free and available to people so that we can continue to share these ideas and wake more people up.
In the meantime, the VIABLE choices on November 6th are limited. We must fight from where we stand. We must play the hand that we are dealt, and right now, that means voting for Romney n spite of his less than perfect record because the rest of the choices are worse.