Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Binary Politics

Many things in life are binary. You know, ON or OFF. Pregnant or not. Alive or dead. How many of you can resonate with me when I say, it's either saved, or the stupid computer had an "Unknown Windows Error" right when had finished typing for 3 hours…and it's gone forever?

Many things in life are not binary. It's not exactly north, but it's not really west either. She's not black or white, she's got a rich heritage from several ethnicities. Was that the best or worst meal you've ever had? Somewhere in between. Was that show funny or dreadful? It was humorous, but not exactly lame. Is that person smart or a moron? Well, he's smarter than Al Gore, but not as smart as Einstein.

Should our presidential candidate be spoon-fed to us as a binary option? It's very frustrating, but it seems to be getting worse each day. "You have to vote for Evil1 or Evil2". And, "If you don't want Evil2 to be president, then you better vote for Evil1." "Just imagine what Evil2 will do to our country if you refuse to vote for Evil1."

The conservative news commentators are saying, "We better band together to vote Evil1 into office because Evil2 can wreck this country." Even James Dobson is now saying, "I might vote for Evil1, because I don't want Evil2 to be president." Most of my friends say, "Well, we don't really like Evil1, but he's better than Evil2."

It's really a shame that the "conservative" media have not mentioned the third option, Chuck Baldwin. This past weekend, my sister asked, "Who's He?" She listens to Christian radio, faithfully attends a Bible believing church, and subscribes to the conservative news magazine, World, but she has never heard of Chuck Baldwin. It's a shame that the media sources in which many Christians trust have completely ignored this presidential candidate. Check out his website; he stands for everything you'd expect a Christian to stand for…everything YOU stand for. So why are Christians voting for Evil1? Please post your comments, so we can discuss.

I'll even start the first obvious question, "Why would someone throw away their vote by voting for someone who is not one of our binary choices?"

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

we often have to make choices that are less than perfect. Paying taxes to support many things we find objectional is one of them. However voting for someone that has no chance for the white house is a "wasted" vote. We must support a less than perfect candidate in the hope that we will benefit in some arenas, over getting a candidate by default that is openly hostile to everything a Christian holds dear. This election especially holds the keys to 3 possible Supreme Court justices. There is zero chance of getting a strict Constuctionist judge from our Big Govt candidate, and at least a campaign promise from a greatest generation patriot candidate.

Historicus said...

Just 3 short years ago the Republican party had control of the presidency, the house, and the senate. The political party endorsed by Christians had control of the government. Sadly, today we still have unlimited abortions. The government has more control of our lives through the misnamed Patriot act. The government has swollen to enable it to control more facets of American lives. Illegal immigration continues unabated.

If we continue to vote for candidates that do nothing but line their pockets with public money, they'll continue to give us candidates that do nothing but take our money and freedoms away.

Historicus said...

When Republicans had control they wasted their chance to affect REAL change.

If Christians can be shown that the Republicans and Democrats are going in the same direction (Republicans just a bit slower) an entire voter group can make a real impact by voting for candidates who truly believe like we do.

I propose that voting for the Republican presidential candidate is a wasted vote.

Historicus said...

Obama is an evil man. I do not want him to be president, but if he wins the cherry-blossom throne, will the world end?

Some good things happened when Bill Clinton was in office. The conservative base was galvanized. Conservative talk radio was born. Fox News broke CNN's stranglehold on the news media.

IF Obama were to be elected, his policies are awful, but some good things can happen. Perhaps the lame Republican party can be re-aligned with more conservative principles.

God is still in control.

Benny said...

The only way to make a third party vote not wasted vote is ignite a grass roots movement that makes it not a waste. That's what happened for Ron Paul. Is it too late for Chuck Baldwin (who I must admint... I know nothing about)?

Historicus said...

Benny,

That's what I'm trying to do in my little sphere of influence! :-)

Wilhelmine Mitchell said...

You are standing up for what you believe.I'm proud of you.

Wilhelmine Mitchell said...

You are standing up for what you believe.I'm proud of you.