“Why are you voting third party?You know that’s only going to help Obama get re-elected?”
No other political question irks me more than that one. Part of the reason being that they are right even if they are speaking sheep. I will link a video at the end of this bitchfest explaining first past the post voting and why they are right. As the video will explain, the best strategic move would be for me to vote for whichever of the main two candidates I agree with most. My problem is, I hate them both with equal vitriol. I despise the Democrats and Republicans equally and blame them both for the incredible morass this country finds itself in. The unbridled spending. The erosion of personal rights. The endless wars. The asinine war on drugs. The corporatization of our political system. The list is literally endless.
What do I want, you ask? I am Libertarian. That means fiscally conservative and socially tolerant. I want small government. I want a balanced budget and to stop borrowing money. I want the government to get off my back and out of my emails. I want to fly without having my daughters hoo-ha groped by some high school dropout. I want to be able to smoke a doobie as easily as I can go buy a six pack. I want homosexuals to be treated like fellow human beings in this ridiculous hetero rat race. The list is literally endless.
If you held a gun to my head and made me choose between Obama and Romney, I would pick Obama and I am going to try to explain why. Although I disagree more with Democrats, they are at least straight forward about what they want to do. Republicans lie. They lie so much it is just normal. And all you people just eat it up. If the Republicans were at least fiscally responsible in any shape, form or fashion, I would vote for them. But they are not. Not in the slightest. Did you know the plans of Romney and Paul Ryan both raise the deficit? Or do you just not care?
So when it comes time to step up to my voting partition, I can’t bring myself to vote for either of these “lesser” evils. In my mind, that just pours gasoline on a burning house. I will vote for the guy that most closely represents my belief system. That happens to be Gary Johnson of the Libertarian Party in the 2012 election. I know he isn’t going to win. But what you need to know is that I am not helping either Obama or Romney win. Because if I wasn’t voting for Johnson, I wouldn’t vote at all. That is where I disagree with the video that I am going to post. It assumes that there is one of the main parties that I prefer over the other. There isn’t. I wouldn’t vote for either of those jackasses if I got free beer for life. I can cast my vote for real change and sleep like a baby knowing I didn’t contribute to the eventual failure of this country. My hope is that someday, people are going to realize that we are in a whirlpool and make the common sensed jump to liberty. Until then, I guess I am gonna just keep bitchin’.