“The Sweetest Valentine”
by Sherie Davis (A Student Contributor)
A valentine you’ll never forget.
by Chuck Baldwin
October 10, 2008
When asked why they will not vote for a third party candidate, many people will respond by saying something like, “He cannot win.” Or, “I don’t want to waste my vote.” It is true: America has not elected a third party candidate since 1860. Does that automatically mean, however, that every vote cast for one of the two major party candidates is not a wasted vote? I don’t think so.
In the first place, a wasted vote is a vote for someone you know does not represent your own beliefs and principles. A wasted vote is a vote for someone you know will not lead the country in the way it should go. A wasted vote is a vote for the “lesser of two evils.” Or, in the case of John McCain and Barack Obama, what we have is a choice between the “evil of two lessers.”
Albert Einstein is credited with saying that insanity is doing the same thing over and over again, and expecting a different result. For years now, Republicans and Democrats have been leading the country in the same basic direction: toward bigger and bigger government; more and more socialism, globalism, corporatism, and foreign interventionism; and the dismantling of constitutional liberties. Yet, voters continue to think that they are voting for “change” when they vote for a Republican or Democrat. This is truly insane!
Take a look at the recent $700 billion Wall Street bailout: both John McCain and Barack Obama endorsed and lobbied for it. Both McCain and Obama will continue to bail out these international banksters on the backs of the American taxpayers. Both McCain and Obama support giving illegal aliens amnesty and a path to citizenship. In the debate this past Tuesday night, both McCain and Obama expressed support for sending U.S. forces around the world for “peacekeeping” purposes. They also expressed support for sending combat forces against foreign countries even if those countries do not pose a threat to the United States. Neither Obama nor McCain will do anything to stem the tide of a burgeoning police state or a mushrooming New World Order. Both Obama and McCain support NAFTA and similar “free trade” deals. Neither candidate will do anything to rid America of the Federal Reserve, or work to eliminate the personal income tax, or disband the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). Both Obama and McCain support the United Nations. So, pray tell, how is a vote for either McCain or Obama not a wasted vote?
But, back to the “he cannot win” argument: to vote for John McCain is to vote for a man who cannot win. Yes, I am saying it here and now: John McCain cannot win this election. The handwriting is on the wall. The Fat Lady is singing. It is all over. Finished. John McCain cannot win.
With only three weeks before the election, Barack Obama is pulling away. McCain has already pulled his campaign out of Michigan. In other key battleground states, McCain is slipping fast. He was ahead in Missouri; now it is a toss-up or leaning to Obama. A couple of weeks ago, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Florida were all leaning towards McCain, or at least toss-up states. Now, they are all leaning to Obama. Even the longtime GOP bellwether state of Indiana is moving toward Obama. In addition, new voter registrations are at an all-time high, and few of them are registering as Republicans. In fact, the Republican Party now claims only around 25% of the electorate, and Independents are increasingly leaning toward Obama.
Ladies and gentlemen, Barack Obama is headed for an electoral landslide victory over John McCain. John McCain can no more beat Barack Obama than Bob Dole could beat Bill Clinton.
I ask, therefore, Are not conservatives and Christians who vote for John McCain guilty of the same thing that they accuse people who vote for third party candidates of doing? Are they not voting for someone who cannot win? Indeed, they are. In fact, conservatives and Christians who vote for John McCain are not only voting for a man who cannot win, they are voting for a man who does not share their own beliefs and principles. If this is not insanity, nothing is!
So, why not (for once in your life, perhaps) cast a vote purely for principle! Vote for someone who is truly pro-life. Someone who would quickly secure our nation’s borders, and end the invasion of our country by illegal aliens. Someone who would, on his first day in office, release Border Patrol agents Ramos and Compean and fire U.S. Attorney Johnny Sutton. Someone who would immediately, upon assuming office, begin leading the charge to dismantle the Federal Reserve, overturn the 16th Amendment, expunge the IRS, and return America to sound money principles. Someone who would get the US out of the UN. Someone who would stop spending billions and trillions of dollars for foreign aid. Someone who would prosecute the Wall Street bankers who defrauded the American people out of billions of dollars. Someone who would work to repeal NAFTA, CAFTA, GATT, the WTO, and stop the NAFTA superhighway. Someone who would say a resounding “No” to the New World Order. Someone who would stop using our brave men and women in uniform as global cops for the United Nations. Someone who would stop America’s global adventurism and interventionism. Someone who would steadfastly support and defend the right of the people to keep and bear arms.
“Who is this person?” you ask. Go here to find out:
As John Quincy Adams said, “Always vote for principle, though you may vote alone, and you may cherish the sweetest reflection that your vote is never lost.”
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My review of Midnight Syndicate’s The Dead Matter – Cemetery Gates is finished and will soon be up at F&T. Also, while you’re waiting for SBP to be finished (just as soon as certain voice actors get their lines done…hint, hint…you know who you are), check out my tiny role in an audio drama from Imagination Lane, titled, Saxonboc: The Battle of Maldon. I’m one of the Vikings. ;)
Also, the last couple days were typical of what usually happens when I try to get back into my old writing routine. Just as I was beginning to write something Sunday, I get called in to work. When I got home (around 2:30 AM) one of the kittens got sick and I had to spend the whole morning with the poor fella, cleaning up his vomit and keeping the other rambunctious kittens off him. And then, Houdini, did his usual “appear-out-oof-nowhere” act to claw me in the left eyeball, not my eyelid, my eyeBALL. And so the next couple hours were spent doing first aid to keep my eyeball from swelling out of its socket. Fortunately, we stopped the swelling, and I can still see through it, but it’s still freakin’ sore.
“My Hand on the Other Side”
by Matthew Wimmer
When life seems a little too real, maybe something else will come along and take its place.
Senators Voting “Nay” on Federal Intervention in the Financial Markets
Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2008
Sen. Wayne Allard (R-CO)
Sen. John Barrasso (R-WY)
Sen. Sam Brownback (R-KS)
Sen. Jim Bunning (R-KY)
Sen. Maria Cantwell (D-WA)
Sen. Thad Cochran (R-MS)
Sen. Mike Crapo (R-ID)
Sen. Jim DeMint (R-SC)
Sen. Elizabeth Dole (R-NC)
Sen. Byron Dorgan (D-ND)
Sen. Michael Enzi (R-WY)
Sen. Russ Feingold (D-WI)
Sen. James Inhofe (R-OK)
Sen. Tim Johnson (D-SD)
Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-LA)
Sen. Bill Nelson (D-FL)
Sen. Pat Roberts (R-KS)
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT)
Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL)
Sen. Richard Shelby (R-AL)
Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-MI)
Sen. Jon Tester (D-MT)
Sen. David Vitter (R-LA)
Sen. Roger Wicker (R-MS)
Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR)
15 Republicans voted no; 10 Democrats voted no
40 Democrats voted aye; 34 Republicans vote aye
Hmmm, looks like there’s two Ohio Senators soon to be out of a job.
Pass it on.
As an addendum. Also look into 3rd Party options. You don’t have to vote for the lesser of two evils if you don’t want to. I know from personal experience that it’s far better to vote for the one closest to your values than to have your conscience plague you after trying to be “strategic” about it.