Sunday, January 27, 2008

What to do? What to do?

A couple of my friends have expressed dismay over Fred Thompson dropping out. I like his views the best, but he didn't have the drive. Anyhow, my friends don't like the other candidates. So they are trying to decide if they want to stand up for their beliefs and vote third party, or if they should just vote for the best of the evils. Well they were advised not to throw their votes away. One of them thought well sometimes it's worth it to do the right thing.

To me it is a no-brainer. You don't even have to look at it as throwing your vote away even. If you don't stick with the team that has the best chance of beating the people you definitely don't want elected, then, weather you call it throwing your vote away or not, you are not using your vote in the most effective way you can. As a matter of fact your vote will have had no positive impact at all.

So if you believe that everything other than the truth is a lie, and everything that is not right is wrong, then you must admit that when you are not having a positive impact you are having a negative one. Because the world is moving (like a river) there is no "not having an impact" (if you are treading water you are drifting one way or the other).

So if you want to feel better about yourself, When people ask you who you are going to vote for, tell them you are just throwing your vote away. But if you want to do the right thing ( since that's what this is all about), tell them you are throwing in with the enemy to prove a point.