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Ron Paul... Again by Merwin

Updated on February 19, 2012

Party Loyalty? WHAT..?

We cannot expect "Beltway Business as Usual" to change, if the American people follow their business as usual behavior... in electing their leaders.

We see our course of actions are taking us to a dangerous precipice with a fatal drop being the likely result. In desperation... we elect a very charismatic leader who promises us a saving, change of course, allowing us to avoid the deadly fall. He jumps in our rolling rig, and doesn't turn the wheel, but he does step on the gas.

Now we are driving even faster toward the cliff.

Now we know... we cannot trust the machine we are riding in, nor anyone it presents to us as a potential driver.

Listen... I liked the Obama candidate so much that I thought about voting for him. It did not matter to me that he was a Dem. He was very charismatic, a clear speaker, and he promised change. Though he never really described in detail what this change would be.

But instead, I voted my conscience, not knowing really knowing who Ron Paul was... I (wrote in) voted for Alan Keyes. In doing so, some may say I wasted my vote.

A person can never "waste" their vote by voting their conscience, they may mistakenly trust someone who may have lied to get elected, but that is not their fault. They did not "waste" their vote.

Ron Paul has twelve terms of office spanning nearly thirty years (he took a few years off). He never broke a promise to those who voted for him. He never voted for raising taxes, or against the Constitution.

If he says he will reduce spending by one trillion in the first year and provides you with his plan to do it, rest assured that he can, and will get it done with the power provided under the Constitution.

As Commander and Chief he will bring ALL our military home and stop policing the world and stop the nation building.

If Ron Paul tomorrow... became a Democrat. And the only way I could do my part to get him elected were to change parties, I would become a Democrat the day after tomorrow.

Many years ago I thought seriously about registering as an Independent Voter. The reason I did not was I wanted to be able to vote for Keyes in the primary or caucus or whatever it is in Idaho.

We all need to understand that there is no wrong vote if you vote your conscience.

My conscience tells me Ron Paul is the only candidate who has any possibility of getting behind the wheel of the machine, stopping the acceleration toward the cliff and turning the wheel to change our course.


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      6 years ago from Inland Northwest, USA

      Thank you cprice75 for stopping by and commenting, it is much appreciated.

      I doubt seriously that you have expected different results for your repetitive voting record, so I will not accuse you of insanity. But, though neither of us may be earnestly "expecting different results", I remain hopeful, and I would guess you do too.

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      6 years ago from USA

      I agree with you that a person cannot waste their vote by voting their conscience. I've not voted for a single incumbent in 4 years, and I vote for 3rd parties just about every time they are on the ballot. I've heard it said that it's insanity to do the same thing over and over and expect different results. Hence, my voting strategy that is a protest against the establishment.


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