I can not in good conscience vote for Gary Johnson - if you don't understand the LIFE issue you don't understand LibertySubmitted by joeinmo on Tue, 09/04/2012 - 18:04
While I have no problem with My Ron Paul friends and Daily Paul activists choosing to vote Gary Johnson, I cannot support him and will not vote for him.
I am Pro Life, I believe once a person is created, that person has a RIGHT to exist. It's the highest form of true liberty, because if you don't have the right to exist, you have no other rights. I have heard all the variations on when life begins, some people saying multi cell structures are not humans, to those that believe in unrestricted anytime abortion like Gary Johnson. At conception, every aspect of a unique person is created in the form of a DNA strand, eyes, intelligence, height, even medical problems, there is no other person that has that exact DNA code on the planet. We have choices we make every day, we choose to marry, go to college, commit crimes, speed, back candidates and have sex. When you make that choice to have sex you know the consequences, just like when you speed or rob a bank. Once life has been created, it can't be turned back, unless that life is extinguished. Libertarianism is all based on laws that do not harm others, like legalization of Pot, but Abortion is the killing of something, no matter how small, so indeed it is harming by the act of destroying the person to be. The woman is not destroying her body by bringing a pregnancy to term, her body still has every organ and works the same regardless.
I wonder where we would be if abortions were legal back in the 1960's, 50's 40's etc? Would you be here, would Dr. Paul be here? Would Steve Jobs have been here? With well over 50 million abortions in the US since abortions were legalized, a good chance not.
For all my anti-war friends, if we allow there to be a war on the unborn, and if we don't respect life, how can we ever expect fellow Americans to care about war? Respect for life starts at the beginning, not at the end. We have cheapened life so much, that lives are now commodities, sometimes on the battlefield, sometimes on the abortion table, soon to be on death panels at your local post office like medical office. Are you too old? do you bring anything to society? are you a Republican or Democrat?, oh third party, health care denied.
It's a slippery slope, every step you take makes it that much harder to climb back up the hill.
I will write Ron Paul in, or if that's not possible vote for the Constitution Party candidate, or sit on my hands.
Ron Paul 2012