You might be surprised by my answer.
His name doesn't rhyme with Don or Osama.
I'm voting for Chuck Baldwin.
He's the candidate for the Constitution Party and is on the ballot in at least 35 states.
I hadn't even heard of him until a few weeks ago, when some of the conservative blogs that I read mentioned him. When I read up on his beliefs, I knew that he is someone I can place my vote for and not feel like I've violated my own morals and beliefs.
And lest you say that I'm just "throwing away" my vote, take a look at this article he wrote a few days ago.
When asked why they will not vote for a third party candidate, many people
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
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
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
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.
Well, that's enough to convince me. That would be true "CHANGE", not all the nonsense that the Democrats and Republicans tout as being change. I want America the way it used to be, the way it was founded. And we're certainly not going to get that from either McCain or Obama.