Monday, October 6, 2008

The lesser of two evils

We have been duped by those we entrust with our representation. The media and the "two party system" have kept its constituents in the dark. Did you all know that there are more than 2 candidates running for president.

A majority of the people in this country can not tell you who is running for president. Almost everyone could name the Democratic candidate, Obama, and the Republican candidate, McCain. Some may get Nader as an independent. But most people couldn't tell you the others.

Bob Barr is running for the Libertarian party. McKinney is running for the Green party (btw, she is black and a woman if you base your candidates qualifications on those criteria). Baldwin is the Constitution party candidate.

I firmly believe that those in this country who are voting for Obama because they don't like McCain, and vice versa, are doing this country a huge disservice. A lot of my republican and democrat friends...strike that, all of my republican and some democrat friends say that voting for a third party is throwing away your vote. One of the major parties is going to win so you should vote for the one who is the lesser of two evils.

I have a different opinion. I say the only wasted vote is the one cast for the wrong reason. The only agenda should be what is best for this country (based on your beliefs); the “lesser of two evils” argument is not sound, nor is the “what’s in it for me” argument. If you wholly believe that the person for whom you are voting is the best thing for this country, then cast away and I salute you.

Everyone cries for change...not from the last 8 years, but from the way things are run in Washington DC. Voting for the lesser of two evils keeps the same government in place. Keep in mind that both evils, which is lesser is moot, voted for the bailout. Both agreed to spend money the government did not have. Both agreed to ruin your childrens' future. If everyone who votes with the philosophy of the lesser of two evils decides to vote for a third party in 2008 we will get change.

I have not voted for the two major parties for a long time. I do not regret for one second my decisions.

Be good to one another,
Rev. Biggus

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