Help me, please.Submitted by jglisson on Thu, 07/12/2012 - 20:00
So I've been trying for months to influence my friends and family to wake up to the futility of the left-right establishment game and support Ron Paul. I've made huge headway, having helped at least 5 people come to support Ron Paul. However, some of my other close family members still take issue with supporting Paul. I can tell I have come far in waking them up to many of the ideas Ron Paul has about liberty such as opposing the NDAA, however they still are hooked on this idea that if I don't support Romney then I don't really care about America because Obama will destroy the country if he has 4 more years.
They admit that they don't really like Romney, and they know that not many people are excited about him, but they say we must beat Obama no matter what. They say they are voting republican, period. Whether it is Romney or Paul is of no consequence to them. Their reasoning is that if Obama is elected, and if a supreme court justice were to resign, he would be able to appoint anyone to the vacant seat. We would then be stuck with whoever he might appoint until they retire. They say if Romney beats Obama then we at least are much more likely to get a conservative supreme court justice since the conservatives can influence his decision. They are also telling me that it has been speculated that there will be three retirees from the court in the next four years, which would make their concerns relevant. I of course am planning on voting for Paul regardless of who wins what nomination because I could never vote for Romney. But they're saying if Romney wins the nomination and I still vote for Paul, that I am part of the problem. They're saying we need to vote Romney just for the supreme court justices.
My question is, how do you argue with that? It seems like a legitimate concern. I know my stuff, but I can't think of a good way to convince them that they're wrong about this. And I don't really know all the facts, specifically regarding whether or not justices will be retiring. Please give me some good responses to this. I want some real meat I can hit them with regarding this.