November 04, 2012
A principled argument for conservatives considering not voting for Romney
I've been quiet this election season, but this video from Bill Whittle is a must see. This is a concise -- and compelling -- argument aimed at all those conservatives or libertarians considering a protest vote, or not voting at all.
Whittle calmly explains why this election is so important, and why it's imperative that we understand that only one of two men will be elected president: Romney or Obama. Keeping that reality in mind, will your vote advance or hurt the values that we cherish as conservatives?
If limited government, personal freedom, and personal responsibility are important to you, only one candidate deserves your vote.
Whittle lays out what a gift we have, paid for with the blood of patriots who never returned from battlefields near and far, the gift of the ballot, and of the responsibility we have to ensure that each vote counts.
Whittle's impassioned plea gave me chills (it's that good), and I encourage you to watch it, forward it to friends and family (Just copy and paste this link: http://youtu.be/wPjBXufufUU), and remember that our future depends on us choosing to act.
Posted by Mike Lief at November 4, 2012 11:09 AM
OK Mike, I can't argue with your reasons for not agreeing with the Democratic Party, but here are my reasons for becoming disillusioned with the Republican Party.
They seem to want more economic freedom, but less social freedom. For example, they want less regulation for business, but want more regulation on how we live our lives (marriage, abortion, etc).
Also, the California Republican Party Platform states that they want to change all public employees retirements to a 401(k) retirement plan.
I can no longer support a party that wants to control how I live, and damage me financially
Posted by: Mike Marostica at November 5, 2012 10:14 AM
I've long referred to the GOP as The Stupid Party, so don't look to me to defend it in its entirety. I simply believe -- as Bill Whittle said -- that we had a binary choice, and that the Republican nominee was the better choice.
I also believe that the GOP fundamentally represents -- better than the Democratic Party -- the idea that government should be limited, that personal freedom and personal responsibility were and are the bedrock upon which this nation was founded and built.
Posted by: Mike Lief at November 6, 2012 10:09 PM