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Why I'm Voting for Romney

I came to know Ron Paul and latch on to his message in 2010. I've read almost all of his books, been lucky enough to see him speak, donated hundreds to his campaign and have spent countless hours on the Daily Paul and watching Youtube clips of Dr. Paul. Like many in the Liberty community, I am a former neo-con who thought Paul was a cook during 2008. I classify myself as a Libertarian, though I believe that infiltrating the Republican party is the best option for our community.

This election, when Romney accepted the nomination I felt sick. I had fought hard for Ron Paul and I didn't want anyone but him to be president. For months I was set on either writing Ron Paul in or voting for Gary Johnson. To be honest, I wish I still could justify doing those things.

When Wisconsin fully changed to a legitimate swing state, I knew that my vote and my family's votes counted more than ever before. In a state that has overwhelmingly gone democrat, our chances to turn the state red are greatest this year.

Now, I know there will be some troll in the comments section that lists off all of the unconstitutional things that Romney supports. To you a say this, "I KNOW!" I've done the research for months and both Romney and Obama support many of the same unconstitutional ideas, but the reality is this: One of the two men will get elected.

I also know someone will say "Voting for the lesser of two evils is still evil." Again, I KNOW! I am in no way enthusiastic about casting my ballot for Mitt Romney, but I see it as the best outcome of the two we are looking at.

Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan are the not the perfect candidates, they are not even that good at all, but I do believe they are better than Obama, especially an Obama that does not have to worry about re-election. President Obama has shown such a disdain for the free market and such a lack of respect for the constitution that I believe a second term would be too detrimental to our country.

Romney will be a bad president, but I do not believe he will be as bad as Obama. I believe he does hold free market values, even if they aren't as steadfast as Ron Paul's, and in the event of a collapse I would rather have Romney in the oval office than the socialist swine that is Barack Obama.

If I lived in California or New York, you can bet I'd be casting my vote for Gary Johnson. In Wisconsin though, I feel I must use my opportunity to make sure that Obama does not get a second term. I do not expect most of you to agree with me and I would encourage those in the non-swing states to vote for Gary Johnson in droves! I would just ask my critics to be understanding of my position and to keep the debate civil. The liberty movement is build on freedom and conversation, lets have that conversation.




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"After hearing the message(s) over and over, it all still went in one ear and out the other.

I STILL DON'T GET IT. So I'm going to nod off and pull a lever the TV and my friends told me to pull"

OK

It's good to have a civil dialogue, but it's also good to have a dialogue with some content. To sum up your reasoning as presented above: "I believe Romney is the lesser of two evils."

OK, can you add anything to that?

I think, all things considered, Obama is the lesser of the two evils.

Let me hit what little you did say:

Romney and Ryan show just as much disdain for the free market as Obama. (Think about what a truly free market would look like, and you see that the Federal Reserve *is* the fundamental topic of discussion here.) Romney and Ryan have shown just as much disdain for the Constitution as Obama. Notice Romney didn't even utter the word Constitution in the debates (according to what I've heard---I didn't listen to the debates because I've already heard more than enough from both of them). And, of course, whether he said the C word or not, we know he doesn't have the least regard for the document.

On the other hand, you have mentioned what I see as one of the main reasons that BO would be the lesser of two evils. You are saying that you prefer someone there who is falsely associated with the "free market" so that when the collapse comes, the "free market" can take the blame. Rather than have a perceived "socialist swine" there, so that collectivism and the managed economy can take the blame.

So, here's a civil comment: I disagree with you on that. You want someone who seems more like you there, so that all the responsibility for your own independence that you have ignored and all the reliance you have put in an evil federal system doesn't come back and bite you personally as much. Where is your concern for future generations? Why don't you want to take responsibility on yourself and have this evil system collapse in the most profitable way for them? I want it to collapse as quickly as possible and with the blame placed as clearly as possible on the embrace of collectivism as it can possibly be, so that we can build a livable, sustainable foundation for our children. Is that so unreasonable? If it's not, then Obama is clearly the lesser of two evils.

Thomas Paine said, "If trouble must come, let it come in my day, that my children may have peace." In short, this is an honorable sentiment, and "Romney is the lesser of two evils" is its opposite.

There are other reasons that Romney is objectively "worse" than Obama. He will funnel more money to the military industrial complex and (quite possibly) further create hatred for people who live in North America around the rest of the world.

Here's the biggie of them all: If Romney is elected, the vast majority of the Republican Party/Tea Party---whatever nonsense you want to call them---will *go* *to* *sleep* (period). Please think about this. It is absolutely true and among the worst things that can happen to this country. Many, many, many...many opportunities to educate these people and get them to wake up will be lost.

Before you vote for romney...

read this:

http://www.dailypaul.com/260894/3-candidate-comparison-sheet...

and then ask yourself if 8 years is better than 4.

2014 Liberty Candidate Thread: http://www.dailypaul.com/287246/2014-liberty-candidate-thread

2016 Potential Presidential Candidates: http://alturl.com/mt7tq

"What if the American people learn the truth" - Ron Paul

I will be voting Gary Johnson

because my state is not a swing state. All I have to say is Bernanke is stepping down in 2014. Who would you rather have appointing a new chairman? Our voice exists within the Republican party, that was the whole point of the rEVOLution. I could never cast a vote for a schmuck like Romney, but I feel the need to play Devil's Advocate here.

So you went back to watching TV and abandoned liberty?

Instead you will vote for tyranny?

Karl Rove appreciates your support.

Just don't vote. You are free not to, in spite of the fear and false hopes the TV has created.

Free includes debt-free!