Ron Paul 2016: Why I Refuse To Vote AnymoreSubmitted by Alliance With None on Fri, 11/09/2012 - 03:45
by James Street
I remember in 2008 being angry and resentful of all the people that voted for the "Marxist" Barack Obama. Looking back, it's funny, since I voted for Chuck Baldwin. Oh, I'm not questioning the socialist nature of Barack Obama, but the reality is that he supports the same planks of the Communist Manifesto that most congressional criminals support, including a lot of Republicans. So, nothing special there.
For the most part, I voted straight Republican in the 2008 election, though not for president. I determined that I wasn't going to support evil, so I voted for someone that actually lined up with what I believed at the time.
Then, as the time to vote in 2010 rolled around, I had "evolved" a little more.
At the time, I lived in the great (HA!) state of Ohio, and the gubernatorial race was between an unusually pro-gun Democrat and a Republican with a mixed record on many things, including gun rights. In reality, I didn't have to struggle to figure out whom to support: I voted for Ken Matesz, Sure, the Libertarian Party candidate didn't have a snowball's chance in hell of winning, but I had already decided not to support candidates that I couldn't fully agree with, so eventual winner John Kasich was a no-go.
In 2011, I watched a video of Ron Paul. Like tens of thousands of others, I can say "It all started with Ron Paul." When he spoke, I heard what few others had ever said, and no politicians: I heard him speak of real liberty. I had long since parted ways with even my "Christian perspective" education, choosing to embrace factual reality over whitewashed, feel-good anecdotes, though a more accurate understanding of history was still to come.
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