Support the lesser evil.Submitted by theguy on Thu, 07/29/2010 - 15:54
Yes, I've heard the standard rebuttal to that which is "The lesser evil is still evil." Well, guess what? Even if the lesser evil is still evil, it is still the lesser evil.
If we don't support a candidate because he's little "evil," we're just making it easier for the more evil candidates to win. What will we have accomplished? Nothing at all. The greater evil candidate will win. And greater evil candidates will win over and over as long as we just sit on our hands waiting for a candidate of pure unadulterated good to come along.
Get involved. There is nothing good or admirable about you if you allow greater evil to win by your apathy and perfectionism.
(Note: After seeing some replies below, apparently some don't know what the adage "Vote for the lesser evil" even means. It means to vote for the person that you have some real disagreements with but disagree with them less than the other candidates. It's not meant that the candidate is literally "evil," as in sinister, demonic, or wanting to intentionally inflict pain and suffering on society to obtain sadistic pleasure. I was just continuing with the poetic license using the words "evil" and good.")
(Another note, because many people below still aren't getting the point: I voted for Dr. Paul because he was the "lesser evil." In other words, I didn't agree with all his positions, but I agreed with him more than all the other candidates' positions. So I voted for him. If you wait to find a candidate to support that is a perfect match for your views, or a perfect match to Dr. Paul's views, you're not helping the cause of liberty at all.)
(Yes another note, become some STILL aren't getting it: Support Rand Paul, Peter Schiff, and other candidates who may have some positions you don't agree with, because if you don't you're just letting the greater "evil" win.)