Ron Paul 2012: Why I Will Write In Ron Paul For PresidentSubmitted by sailingaway on Mon, 11/05/2012 - 14:21
"Given there are a number of voters who believe “a second term of Obama may just end any honest application of the Constitution once and for all,” it makes sense that even free-market thinkers might respond by urging independents to support Romney, the lesser of two evils, as the practicality of voting third party does not outweigh the practical necessity of voting the President out of office this year. However, in conceding your vote to one of the lesser of two evils, this or any other election, you’re essentially ensuring that your voting options will only ever be limited to a choice between two evils and never anything better. Your vote is your stamp of approval for the person or position to whom or to which you give it, and therefore effectively works to ensure similar candidates and positions remain relevant in the future, due to the apparent popular demand for them. An independent vote, therefore, works to demonstrate that such a demand does not exist. Like a vote for Romney or Obama, then, a vote for a fringe candidate is certainly not a waste and is certainly not impractical.
“Do you want Barack Obama to be re-elected?” Paul Ryan challenges Ron Paul supporters. The answer is not surprising. “No,” they respond. “That’s why I’m voting for Ron Paul.”