November 6, 2012
Life is full of choices. Every four years, Americans choose their president.
This year the choice is between the incumbent, Democrat Barack Obama, and the Republican challenger Mitt Romney.
It’s a shame they both can’t lose. Neither man seems particularly dedicated to the U.S. Constitution nor to the historical American nation. Neither is prone to conduct a rational foreign policy. Both favor mass immigration, which we don’t need, as we already have millions of unemployed Americans.
Neither would be my first choice for the presidency, but they are the pair that the two major parties have delivered to us.
How about third party candidacies ? I think a third party could be effective, and have voted third party myself. But presidential third party candidates get a microscopic portion of the vote. They have done a poor job getting their message out beyond their own echo chambers. They are great preaching to their own choirs, but have failed to reach mainstream voters who aren’t particularly interested in politics.
What would it take for a third party to be successful? How about a famous candidate? How about building up party infrastructure during the four years between presidential elections, and getting more candidates into local and congressional races? They need to do something different.
For the 2012 election, once again, the choice is between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney.
Although both candidates are basically liberals at heart and would probably take the country in the same direction – leftwards – it’s not correct to say that Obama and Romney are the same. There would be differences between their administrations.
Romney is more competent economically and would be more business-friendly. The candidate is not hostile to the free market.
Romney has promised to repeal Obamacare. I hope he’s serious, because if not repealed soon, it would be very difficult to do so.
What would Obama accomplish in a second term? We have already seen his unilateral style of presidency. If he doesn’t like a law Obama just does what he wants. Obama didn’t like the Defense of Marriage Act, so he didn’t protect it. Obama likes having illegal aliens in the country, so he proclaimed a unilateral “Dream Act” which had been rejected by a previous Congress. What would he do in a second term, especially with most of the media on his side already?
I plan to vote for Romney.
Under the situation our country now faces I think it’s the only viable option. Obama must be voted out.
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Of course, a lot of what transpires in the next four years depends on Congress. Our legislative branch has been extremely remiss in allowing recent presidents (not just Obama) to amass more and more power.
Hopefully, the Republicans will hold on to the House and gain control of the Senate. But Republican congressional leaders must remember that they don’t owe their authority to the president, of either party, and must do what is right for the country, in accordance with the Constitution. Given the recent behavior of Congress though, that may be too much to ask.
Our country’s future looks grim, and the election is upon us. Pray for our country…..
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Allan Wall recently returned to the U.S. after residing many years in Mexico.