“I would campaign for my toaster, if it meant getting Pres. Obama out of office,” read the comment this weekend in a Facebook discussion on politics. This seems to be a fairly common sentiment, at least in that forum, among many of the audience members of several talk radio shows, and a handful folks I’ve spoken with.
My question was this: why doesn’t anyone see this is exactly why we’re in such a sorry state? For generations people have been voting for who they perceive to be a marginally less-bad candidate in order to keep out who they think is a marginally more-bad one. No matter which one of the two wins, we inevitably end up with progressively worse presidents, congressmen, and justices. As the saying goes, “either way the government wins.”
It’s time for voters to realize that voting for less-evil candidates is still voting for evil and refuse to vote for them altogether. Settling for someone other than Obama, simply because he is not Obama, is asking to be abused and taken advantage of. It ensures that no matter who wins the election, governments will grow and our liberties will be fade.