I normally don't get political on my blog, and I likely won't again during the presidential campaign, but I will give a one-time statement regarding my choice for president--Chuck Baldwin, the Constitution Party nominee.
The two major parties have abandoned the principles of virtue and law, so they have given me no choice. I cannot vote for a candidate who is not pro-life, and although John McCain claims to be pro-life, he is not. He has publicly stated that he would not want Roe vs. Wade overturned, and he supports federal funding for embryonic stem cell research. And, of course, Barack Obama is about as far from pro-life as a candidate can be.
Some people might say that we shouldn't vote based on one issue, but I disagree. If a candidate believes it is legally acceptable to kill the most helpless and innocent ones of all, he is not qualified to be president.
Also, John McCain has proven himself to be unfit for office in that he left his crippled wife for another woman, with whom he now still lives. According to the Bible, Mr. McCain has broken his vows and is in an adulterous relationship. I cannot vote for an unrepentant adulterer.
Both of the two major candidates, through their voting records, have shown a desire to spend taxpayer money at an alarming rate. Both worked to block conservative judge appointments. Both have done poorly in supporting the Constitution, especially the first, second, and tenth amendments to the Bill of Rights.
Some might say that voting for a person "who doesn't stand a chance" is throwing your vote away. This is illogical for several reasons. First, who can prove that any candidate doesn't stand a chance? If we let the media decide who has a chance and chant that mantra, then we are perpetuating the myth that we can have only two parties. This idea of throwing away a vote is self-created and self-perpetuating. Second, if we continue to believe that the two major parties are the only ones available and continue to vote for them, even if they march out unacceptable candidates, we will never get a real change.
It's true that Chuck Baldwin will take votes from John McCain, but maybe that will be good for the Republican Party in the long run. Maybe the party will wake up and see that they have abandoned their supporters. Otherwise, we will continue to get the same terrible choices.
Don't settle for the lesser of two evils, because this time around, the two evils are both intolerable. Vote for a real change for the better.
Chuck Baldwin is truly pro-life and supports the Constitution in reality, not just verbally. It would take a long time to list all his policies, so I suggest that you go to his website by clicking here.
I know that many people who read this will disagree. As usual, I will moderate comments. You may disagree, but I won't allow any comments that are abusive or insulting in any way.