Frustrating division on DP. We need to stay togetherSubmitted by Mohusk on Mon, 09/10/2012 - 02:11
I hate to be rational, for fear of being accused of being an Ayn Rand disciple. But, all I have seen for over a week now are "Ron Paul says take over the GOP and the Gary Johnson people suck" and "abandon the GOP" and "write in Ron Paul even though they won't be counted" and "if you are not working within the GOP you are not a Ron Paul Republican!
Both sides are stupid, sorry. We can still be involved in the machinery of the GOP. Still have our Committeemen & Women. Still work within the state party. And yes, still vote for Gary Johnson. No one is going to know who you voted for. If you are worried about GOP'ers finding your facebook posts, then don't make them. If you are a single issue voter, then do what you must.
I find it irrational and stupid to split the movement over a vote. Vote your principles and morals. Afterwards we can be friends again.
Whether you know it or not, we are the rebirth of the American Enlightenment of Thomas Paine. "Common Sense" was the most important writing until the Declaration of Independence. We are the ones that understand that individual liberty trumps and is more successful than collectivism in all its forms. We are the continuation of Taft, Goldwater, and Paul. We are the holders of the conservative ideals of small government. Do not hate your brother and sister.
Enlightenment is a good thing. Deny the oppressors. Don't play the "horse race" of politics. It is a path to destruction.