For a long time, that meant voting for the republican when election day rolls around. Yes, there was the occasional vote for the Libertarian candidate, but by and large I was mostly a straight ticket voter.
In Washington State we have local and state wide referendums and ballot measures, and I pretty much always took the conservative side on those as well.
But slowly my thought processes there started to shift. I began to recognize that no matter who was in power, nothing changed.
At this point it’s crystal clear to me that Republican or Democrat, it just doesn’t matter. And that’s generally the case even at the local levels.
I think one of the biggest causes for my mental shift was doing more research into how our country was founded, and what our Founding Fathers truly believed.
I guarantee they are rolling in their graves at what we have let happen.
Nowadays my voting patterns are pretty simple.
Who won’t infringe on my freedoms and rights?
Who won’t pass laws that are outside of the Constitutional boundaries of government?
Who won’t redistribute my money to those that didn’t earn it?
Basically … I want to be left alone by the political subclass. I want them to get the hell out of all of the un-Constitutional things that they spend our money on.
I don’t find very many people worth voting for these days.
Folks, the ballot box is dead. It’s not going to fix a thing. Does it really matter if Obama or Romney gets elected? Will either of them act to fix the rot that is poisoning our country?
Nope. None of them will. Even the vaunted Paul Ryan who is so demonized by the press and the left for his “draconian” cuts has no real plan. His horrible cuts that will devastate the country will take ten years to come into effect … if ever.
They’re driving us off the cliff. All that’s left at this point is for us to prepare for the landing.
And it won’t be pretty.
Focus. Prepare. Educate.