Rightful liberty is unobstructed action according to our will within limits drawn around us by the equal rights of others.
~ Thomas Jefferson

Friday, July 27, 2012

Why Romney is a Necessary Evil

Many of us on the conservative Right (not to be confused with Republicans), Libertarians included, feel that voting for Romney is morally wrong. Many of us have voted for the "lesser of two evils" for many years, believing that Carter and Clinton and others would do more damage than a "left-of-center" Republican, especially ones who voted for gun control, such as Bush, Sr. and now Mitt Romney, and we no longer want to vote if it means we cannot vote for someone for whom it is actually worth voting.

We have never been faced with such a clear-cut threat of the destruction of America before, though. We now have a creature at the controls of the ship of State who is intent upon transforming America into a collectivist State, even if it must be done by driving her up onto the rocks of economic catastrophe and the destruction of our national security. A creature who was born to, raised by, and mentored by admitted Communists. The Left can make all of the references they like about Communism being dead, as Bill Clinton did when he claimed that no American Communist had been seen in over ten years (remember Van Jones, peckerwood?)

I have said it before, and it has recently been reinforced by an article at The American Thinker: He has maneuvered Congress, with the help of Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi, into providing him with the power to ignore Congress in furthering his agenda. For example, in Obamacare there are written permissions for various "Secretaries" such as the Secretary of Health and Human Services, to mandate regulations and provisions as determined by his/her agency, as well as to deny services at the whim of the agency. So the agency could demand that doctors provide services to illegal aliens while denying the same services to anyone over 65, or who is a Republican or Libertarian, or who had donated to any party other than the Democratic Party. (We have already seen Republican Party donors target by IRS and other agencies, just as Guild Guitars was charged with a violation of the Lacey Act, while Martin Guitars - a Democratic Party donor who used the same source of wood that Guild purchased - was not.)

As the article mentioned above articulates:

"Further, this administration has shown contempt for the courts by ignoring various court orders, e.g. the Gulf of Mexico oil drilling moratorium, as well as stonewalling subpoenas and requests issued by Congress. The Eric Holder Justice Department has become the epitome of corruption as part of the most dishonest and deceitful administration in American history. In a second term the arrogance of Barack Obama and his minions will become more blatant as he will not have to be concerned with re-election.

Who will be there to enforce the rule of law, a Supreme Court ruling or the Constitution? No one. Barack Obama and his fellow-travelers will be unchallenged as they run roughshod over the American people."

It goes on to add:

"Many Republicans and conservatives dissatisfied with the prospect of Mitt Romney as the nominee for president are instead focused on re-taking the House and Senate. That goal, while worthy and necessary, is meaningless unless Barack Obama is defeated. The nation is not dealing with a person of character and integrity but someone of single-minded purpose and overwhelming narcissism. Judging by his actions, words and deeds during his first term, he does not intend to work with Congress either Republican or Democrat in his second term but rather to force his radical agenda on the American people through the power he has usurped or been granted."

It sounds trite to say, "This time it really is important to vote for the lesser of two evils", but trite or not, it truly is the most important thing we can do. It doesn't matter that Romney is practically a Democrat or that he voted in favor of gun control, or that he originated legislation containing a health care mandate in Massachusetts.

As bad a choice as he is, he will not continue down the same road as Obama. He will not work to dismantle our military, our nuclear deterrent, our national security. He will not leak vital national security secrets, will not provide Russia and China with details of our missile systems, surveillance satellites, or submarine propulsion systems (a Clinton betrayal). He will not seek to help install Muslim Brotherhood governments throughout the Middle East and Africa, while working for the downfall of the State of Israel, our only ally in that region. He will not sabotage our oil, natural gas, and coal industries, will not try to drive the costs of electricity and gasoline up to where many of us will have a difficult time affording it. Even more importantly, he will not work to hand our sovereignty as a nation over to the U.N., allowing them to determine when we should go to war, what we can do with the resources of our country and offshore waters, or whether or not Americans can keep and bear small arms and ammunition.

There are many reasons why Romney is one of the last people we should be voting for, but not as many reasons as Obama is the very last person for whom we should be voting. But beyond that, Obama must be defeated, because we have seen proof that he will ignore Congress, the Supreme Court, the Constitution and the very rule of law upon which our country depends for justice and for liberty.

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