Friday, October 12, 2012

Why Movement Conservatives Must Vote for Mitt Romney

With well under a month to go, it is time for those continuing to consider voting to consider voting third party to take a long look in the mirror.  On November 7, Mitt Romney or Barack Obama will be the President-Elect.  No one else no matter how much you may wish will have that title on that date.  No matter how much someone else may better represent your views, that man will not be elected.  While Neither Romney or Obama will completely agree with your positions, there are differences.  One person is openly hostile to our views and has done more to damage this country through Obamacare and the regulations produced by the bureaucracy.  Gas prices have doubled, and the unemployment levels seen throughout his presidency can not be allowed to be the new normal.  As bad as some Republican Supreme Court picks have been, no Democrat Supreme court pick has turned out well.  We have a choice between someone who is openly hostile, and someone who at worst is willing to try to say the right things to get elected.  If he actually makes real spending cuts as promised that will be a massive improvement.  One of these men will be president, and if you sit on the sidelines and enable someone to remain in office who is openly hostile to your views, you only have yourself to blame.  At the end of the day gaining a little bit because is much better than losing a lot because you could not achieve all of your goal.  Conservatives have always needed to remember the incremental approach to politics.  Since it is football season, as much as we may want the 30 yard touchdown pass, let's take the 5 yard rush instead of letting ourselves get sacked and end up needing to score 20 yards on our 3rd down.

If you have not read it, you need to read Mike Farris's article entitled Voting 2012: A Personal Essay.  It is a very well written from someone who has worked very hard to move the country to the right culturally.  Reading his reasoning is more important than his decision.

Matt Jacobson, a conservative activist in Oregon had a very blunt but similar approach to the election.

To Vote or Not to Vote

...some friends tell me they're not voting this time around.

As our brain-damaged daughter lay fighting for life in the hospital, the neurosurgeon carefully suggested we might stop feeding her and, what did I think of that? As I spoke with my eyes, he said, "I understand, we just need to ask."

This year, she's 12 and would give you a big hug if you stopped by.

You see, this pro-life thing, it's personal.

Romney has just declared if elected, he would reinstate the Mexico City Policy. This is the policy President Ronald Reagan instituted banning all federal funding for abortion. Finding time amidst a busy schedule of philandering, President Bill Clinton abolished the Mexico City Policy. President Bush (far from perfect pres B.) reinstated it. President Obama abolished it and now . . .

In a world of imperfect politicians and imperfect policies (Ron Paul's principled constitutionalism would guarantee the right of states to continue the current policy of infanticide) another imperfect politician has come on the scene who will reinstate the Mexico City Policy.

Should we be "one issue" voters? For my part, no, but when there is an opportunity to protect life AND buy time for emerging, constitutionally committed politicians to rise to prominence, such as Rand Paul, Marco Rubio . . . more imperfect guys like me, I vote for more time, I'm voting for Romney.

And what would my daughter have said if she could have defended herself to me (with all the other soon-to-be born children) against the suggestion of the surgeon?


Please vote this November.

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