Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Fear

I told myself I wouldn't write about the election anymore but I just had to write about something that came to me today as I was responding on another blog.

As the election draws near I've noticed the arguments for a particular candidate are increasingly focused not on what he will do for the nation but what he will not do. We are being asked to vote for this candidate because of fear. Fear of what the opposing candidate will do. All that matters to some people is keeping the other guy out no matter what their supposed "lesser of two evils" will actually accomplish while in office.

I constantly read blogs bemoaning the state of our government. Freedoms are being eroded and the government just keeps growing. Taxes keep rising and socialism abounds. Is it no wonder these things are happening when people refuse to vote for the candidate that they believe will to do the best job and instead vote for the "lesser of two evils"?

3 comments:

Scott said...

Preach on!
\o/

Morgan the (Almost) Muse said...

But it does seem that way, that we have to pick the guy who will hurt us the least.

Kim said...

Morgan-

It doesn't have to be that way. There are a number of candidates on the ballot, not just the two we hear the most about. As I looked at the third party candidates I had a difficult time deciding who to vote for, there were two that matched my views very closely and I think both would make a great President.

I didn't vote based on who I thought would win or who I thought would do the most harm, I voted for the candidate that I thought would do the best job.