Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Decision Made

I just watched tonight's debate between Obama and McCain and found it affirming of my decision to vote for Bob Barr, which I did today, casting my absentee ballot at Noblesville this afternoon.

Obama's closing statement wrapped it up well for me. He spoke of the need to do something different, because the policies of the past few decades have resulted in an economy teetering on disaster.

Well! Different means increased spending on virtually everything? In what way is that different? It wasn't just  Obama promising more spending on everything being spoken of. McCain was promising more funding also, in every area possible. With what these guys are promising, I absolutely expect similar results.

Libertarian Bob Barr is the only one talking about cuts in spending. Barr is the only one talking about not rewarding bad decisions with borrowed or freshly printed dollars.

Make no mistake- If we are in a crisis, it was made by Republicans and Democrats. Hanging it strictly on today's President is intellectually dishonest. What have the Democrats done with their majorities in the Congress? They may as well be the brothers and sisters of George W Bush, because haven't been acting to cut spending, or to end borrowing or inflating the money supply either.

Obama's right. You aren't going to get any changes by sticking to the policies that got us here. Obama and McCain are mere retreads of all the losing policy that is bringing us to the brink of depression. Change is more than swapping one team for the other. It's breaking clean.

The only way to break clean is to vote for Bob Barr, and any Libertarian candidate you find on your ballots.


Sean Shepard said...

Yeah, there is absolutely no way anyone, who is really paying attention and understands the hundreds of issues for which about FIVE are really debated, can endorse more of the status quo political system

varangianguard said...

I haven't quite decided if you two are naive idealists, two of the blind men with the elephant, or just plum loco.

Why people support the status quo in the face of that status quo selling them down the river is worthy of a lifetime of study. Probably just because most of them fit into one of the previous categories as well (but maybe, a different one from you).

Mike Kole said...

Tell me what's better? Voting against self-interest? Voting for that which is clear not working? Set me straight, because at this point, with the evidence so plain, I'm convinced I'm a hard-boiled realist.