Monday, March 15, 2010

Voting: Forestalling or Aiding & Abetting?

2010 will be the twenty-fourth year in which I have voted. I can't think of a lot of good that has come out of it.

I can count on one finger the number of Democrats I have voted for. Unless the Republican was an out-and-out crook and the Democrat had some redeeming qualities, I just cannot bring myself to pull the lever for the cesspool of big government, high tax, anti-small business, pro-union, environmental wacko, anti-gun, pro-gay rights, pro-minority rights, pro-illegal immigrant waste that the Democratic Party has been in my adult lifetime. Don't get me wrong, I have nothing against anybody wanting to live his life anyway he wants to as long as it is not thrust in my face. If you don't want to own a gun, please don't. I promise that I won't defend you with mine.

Most of the time I have voted Republican because my interests are low taxes, small government, and individual rights. Any Democratic politician who promised sympathy with my interests was almost certainly a liar. With Republicans, at least conservative Republicans, there was a better chance the politicians actually supported my views (excepting RINOs and some of the religious right). Despite promising elements of the Libertarian and Reform parties in the past twenty years, there really hasn't been much of an alternative to the Ass and Elephant Show.

While my disgust with the Democrats knows no bounds, I have become extremely disillusioned with the Republican Party. Instead of differentiating itself from the Democratic Party, the Republicans have spent a generation being the "me, too" party. With Democrats the growth of government from Franklin Roosevelt forward has been exponential. When Republicans are in power the growth is only slightly less than exponential. When the Democrats want the government to take over and socialize the health care system, Republicans should say, "NO!!!!!". Instead, they just come up with a less-intrusive, less socialist government takeover.

I am beginning to believe that voting Republican is only forestalling the collapse and the end of the America I grew up in. With Republicans in power, it will still happen, it will just take a little longer. Maybe, just maybe we can get this over with a lot sooner and rebuild this country if we let Democrats finish the demolition job they have started on this country. Instead of voting for Republicans, or Libertarians, or not voting at all, we should all vote for Democrats in November 2010. Let them finish their destruction so that we citizens can organize our militias, round up the Obamorons, and commence rebuilding this country without them.

Voting for Democrats in order to hasten them along their destructive path is not the same as joining the Kool-Aid drinkers who elected the likes of Obama, Pelosi, Reid and, in the case of my state, such dubious intellects as Patty Murray and Maria Cantwell. Voting for Democrats allows them to finish the now-inevitable collapse and to own the mess completely. It also makes cleaning up Washington and every other political capital that much easier. When the landscape is neck-deep in Democrats, one can be much more indiscriminate in the use of the pitchfork.

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