As an American, the single most important thing you own is your vote. It is more than a right, it is yours, is is something you possess. It is also a tool, one of many that Americans possess by which they participate in the political process.
So, you have to ask yourself, “will I throw away my most valuable possession?”
What the hell are you talking about, you might ask. Not for the first time, either, I’m sure.
Well, let me ask you to consider something. We have spent the better part of the last 2 years watching a small group of individual whore themselves out. Instead of asking you for money for sexual favors, they are begging for your vote for political favors. One promises this, the other promises that – both usually either unconstitutional or extra-constitutional.
There a dozen or so political parties who have or will have nominated candidates for the office of President of the United States. In addition to the Democrats and Republicans, we have the Libertarian Party, the Constitution Party, the Green Party, the Boston Tea Party, the Prohibition Party, the Reform Party, the Socialist Party USA, among others.
Conventional wisdom (pardon the pun) is that only the two “major” parties put forth serious candidates. However one of the so called third parties or an Independent candidate has been know to put up a respectable showing upon occasion. Ross Perot is often “blamed” for getting Bill Clinton elected by siphoning off votes from then President George H.W. Bush. This is part of the “vote against” rather than “vote for” mentality.
So, what’s my point?
Well, I will elaborate more in the coming weeks, but the long and short if it is – don’t vote for Obama or McCain!
Please feel free to tell me why I’m wrong, as we go along. Maybe you can persuade me, but I doubt it.