Can I get everyone's objective opinion on this please? Thank you.Submitted by BadgerStateDave on Thu, 10/18/2012 - 15:25
I'm going to write a letter to the editor for my local paper (Beaver Dam Daily Citizen, Beaver Dam, WI), and may also do this as well for the largest papers in Wisconsin, too.
Here's what I intend to submit to my local paper tomorrow:
In 18 days, we head to the polls to cast our vote for the President. And probably about 95% of us will be voting for either President Obama, or Governor Mitt Romney.
However, the fact is that NEITHER of these two men have done a single thing to deserve the votes most will give them.
Under Obama, we have seen the “Nobel Peace Prize” winner further expand our military adventurism around the globe, and WITHOUT proper Congressional approval for these actions. We have seen the debt ceiling raised multiple times, because our debt gets larger. We have seen continued and further erosion of our liberties with the reauthorization of the Patriot Act, and the signing of the NDAA which allows for the indefinite detention of American citizens WITHOUT due process. We have seen the further deterioration of our economy, further debasing of our currency, and rule by executive order. We have also seen criminal misconduct by Attorney General Eric Holder on the infamous “Fast and Furious” program that has led to his being found in Contempt of Congress for his lack of transparency. An American teenager suspected of nothing is dead today because of the drone strikes authorized by this President as well. There are dead diplomats as well that should be alive.
With Governor Romney, however, it gets no better; his proposals will only expand our military footprint even further than we have now, his budget plans will NOT shrink our unsustainable debt, and will in fact make it even bigger, EVEN IF he follows the plan of Rep. Paul Ryan. Ryan’s proposals cut NOTHING, balance no budgets for approximately three decades, and even with that, it takes unrealistic growth for the entire time in order to achieve that. Romney ALSO will continue on with the tradition of cronyism as our economic philosophy, just as Obama has. He supports many of the same legislation Obama has, such as the NDAA and the Patriot Act, amongst MANY others. The author of the Obama Care taxpayer-subsidized health insurance program for Massachusetts is NOT about to “repeal and replace” this bill. Why would he? HE WROTE IT! He also supports through his policies a continued level of debt and currency debasement, and has spoken often in support of Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke and his counterfeiting policies. He supported the bailouts of the banks (TARP), and the auto industry. This speaks nothing of the funny business committed at the hands of the RNC and Team Romney during the 2012 Primary/Caucus cycle. And I haven’t even begun to address the constant change of positions on most issues by the Governor as well. He’s been on all sides of most every issue.
If neither man will follow the restrictions placed on them by the Constitution – the very document they will swear to “defend, protect, and uphold” – then NEITHER man deserves our support in November. There are other choices on the ballot; please study them, consider them, and pick someone you feel deserves your vote!
I'm capped out at 500 words for submission, and this currently has 500 words. I'm feeling good about it, but if anyone has other ideas to make this letter even better, than I'd love to hear them.
Thank you in advance.