And here we go again…
It is no surprise that I am a fan, supporter, and contributor to the Ron Paul campaign. I support Paul’s decision to not endorse Romney. But with Paul out of the running, what do I do come election time? Do I vote my conscience by writing in Ron Paul? Or do I jump on the Anybody But Obama (ABO) bandwagon?
I know what I am going to do. But I ask you, dear reader, to hear me out and come to your own conclusion.
In an article from 7/30/92, the popular Libertarian Murray N Rothbard discusses this very subject. Click here for the full article, but he concludes with
A victory for Bush will–at least partly–hold back the hordes for another four years. Of course, that is not exactly soul-satisfying. What would be soul-satisfying would be taking the offensive at long last, launching a counter-revolution in government, in the economy, in the culture, everywhere against malignant left-liberalism. When oh when do we get to start?
I say to you, 20 years later, that it is time to start the counter-revolution in government. I will no longer play the political games. I will vote my conscience. If you think I am making a mistake, then I ask you to think on this:
- Is there really any difference between Obama and Romney?
- Is there really any difference between Democrats and Republicans?
I will use my vote to send a message. That message being that I choose republic over Republican.
Tim Bleeker – 6/13/2012