This fantastic article made the rounds yesterday, but I didn’t have time to get to it until now. It is an impassioned piece written by a former Obama supporter explaining why he can no longer support a man who as President has done more to damage The Constitution of the United States than even George W. Bush. It is written in the mainstream magazine The Atlantic, and he even goes so far as to say that he will be likely voting for Gary Johnson in the election, a position very similar to my own.
Personally, I think that the best thing that could happen in the current election is for as many people as possible to vote third party. I don’t care who you vote for, just don’t vote for either of these establishment cronies. If a decent percentage vote away from the two party dictatorship, it will empower the people in a small way and set us up for some real political fireworks in 2016. So my rallying cry from now until the election will be: Vote, but Vote 3rd Party.
Here is my favorite section of his article.
There is a candidate on the ballot in at least 47 states, and probably in all 50, who regularly speaks out against that post-9/11 trend, and all the individual policies that compose it. His name is Gary Johnson, and he won’t win. I am supporting him because he ought to. Liberals and progressives care so little about having critiques of the aforementioned policies aired that vanishingly few will even urge that he be included in the upcoming presidential debates. If I vote, it will be for Johnson. What about the assertion that Romney will be even worse than Obama has been on these issues? It is quite possible, though not nearly as inevitable as Democrats seem to think. It isn’t as though they accurately predicted the abysmal behavior of Obama during his first term, after all. And how do you get worse than having set a precedent for the extrajudicial assassination of American citizens? By actually carrying out such a killing? Obama did that too. Would Romney? I honestly don’t know. I can imagine he’d kill more Americans without trial and in secret, or that he wouldn’t kill any. I can imagine that he’d kill more innocent Pakistani kids or fewer. His rhetoric suggests he would be worse. I agree with that. Then again, Romney revels in bellicosity; Obama soothes with rhetoric and kills people in secret.
To hell with them both.
Read the full piece here.