OR, This video [see below] got me to thinking about your idea of voting for Obama to make conservatives angrier. Maybe that's not such a great idea. What do you think?The following passage from the video, which starts about 2:00 in, is what the reader is referring to:
"Some people say, 'Worse is better, worse is better.' They have this fantasy that if things get really bad, it'll turn into a Mad Max scenarios, or Turner Diaries, and there'll be fighting and revolution and we will win. But reality doesn't work out that way. Worse usually means worse."I think the reader is questioning this post, entitled, "In praise of assisted suicide." To that loyal reader, and others who find voting for Obama repulsive, I have to respond that, given the choice between two big-government candidates, the candidate who does the better job of silencing dissent is the greater threat to liberty. Policy-wise, Paul Ryan is JUST as bad as Obama, and is the more accomplished liar. That's why I see the Republican ticket as the greater threat to our liberty, or what's left of it. Chuck Baldwin is one of the few who's peeked behind the Republican ticket's conservative-sounding slogans. Here's what voting Republican would endorse:
Jane Aitken wrote an excellent synopsis of Paul Ryan’s voting record that appeared on LewRockwell.com. She noted that Ryan voted for federalizing rules for driver licenses; voted to make the Patriot Act permanent; voted to allow electronic surveillance without a warrant; voted to authorize military force in Iraq; voted to spend an “emergency” $78 billion for the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan; voted to declare Iraq part of the “War on Terror” with no exit date; and voted against redeploying US troops out of Iraq. Aitken also wrote, “Congressman Ryan supports the United Nations, the World Trade Organization, federal bailouts, increased federal involvement in education, unconstitutional and undeclared wars, Medicare Part D (a multi-trillion dollar unfunded liability), stimulus spending, and foreign aid.”Or, as George Wallace famously said, "There's not a dime's worth of difference between the Republicans and Democrats." Ever hear of the Stuxnet computer worm? It was developed by the Israelis and CIA to destroy Iranian nuclear research. You know how it worked? Once it got into the Siemens control equipment the Iranians were using, it sent false signals to the engineers. While the monitors showed everything running smoothly, the centrifuges were spinning out of control, eventually breaking down. And that's exactly the threat of a big-government autocrat who speaks the calming words of conservatism, who spins dreams of restoring the small-government principles the Founders envisioned, when in fact, he's importing illegal aliens, authorizing more citizen surveillance, and ushering in socialism. Better that people see what's being done to them. I'll end with this quote from Chuck Baldwin:
Sadder still is the fact that after Romney is elected in November, the vast majority of “conservatives” will do what they always do when a Republican is elected President: go into deep, extended hibernation—lasting exactly four years and awaking just in time to go through the façade all over again. What was it that Forrest Gump and P.T. Barnum said?