I still don't think I will be able to cast my Presidential ballot for anyone...Submitted by Mpletten on Wed, 09/10/2008 - 18:49
Despite the awesome press conference today, which spoke so much truth to power about the 2(1) party system and its exclusion of opposing viewpoints, I still cannot find a candidate.
I side with Ron Paul on near everything.
I realize that Chuck Baldwin does as well for the most part. My turn offs to him are mostly religious. I cannot in good conscience elect a Pastor as President of my country. Especially one who has kind words for Jerry Falwell, whom is one of the most divisive, outspoken modern Evangelical Christian figures. The goal of the moral majority was to force everyone to live by their moral code. This eats at the libertarian within me, and also reminds me of the horrible experience I had growing up in a religious environment just like that. Im really not a huge fan of the 10 commandments, and a pastor such as Mr. Baldwin I'm sure wants them displayed in as many governmental and judicial buildings as possible.
Bob Barr. He has bothered me. He voted for the patriot act, and while people can change their tune, I cant help but doubt his sincerity. I also do not hear a whole hell of a lot about the war from him. Not nearly as much as I need to.
Cynthia McKinney. I admire her willing to stand out about her questions regarding 9-11, the war, and civil liberites. I cannot support a candidate who desires to bring about a more liberal economic policy.
Ralph Nader. He would be the most likely to get my vote because I do respect this man. He is honest and does stick to his word. The war, civil liberties, and 9-11 for some. However, as with Ms. Mckinney, he is far to leftist economically.
I believe both Mckinny and Nader want freedom, but I cannot understand why they also want economic enslavement...
This election season I do not want to waste my vote, so I may not do anything with it.