Interesting facts about important races in which Libertarian Party members are involved. Note how many with just 2% of the vote would gain Ballot Access. The R's and D's have done everything they can think of to limit and annihilate any other party from appearing on the ballot. For this reason alone, I could NOT under any circumstances vote for Romney.
I agree partially with some of the Republican and Tea Party lip service, just as I agree partially with some of the Democrats favorite rhetoric about civil liberties and anti wars. But there are too many inconsistencies and most important actions once in elected office. Compare what Romney did as as governor. Look at what he did. Then, compare that to two term Gov. Johnson. Look at Obama's rhetoric before being in office. A real civil libertarian until he got power.
As I have said before, this election shows the dark side of both Obama and Romney. But let's analyze Romney as so many believe he is the lesser of two evils or maybe they hope he is a really god guy. Well both men are probably good with their family. So were the Mafia Dons.
Romney's complicity in absolute, no question about it, cheating on ballots tells me all I need to know about his character(he is willing to cheat and lie) and philosophy (pragmatism: the end justifies the means). Meanwhile the Dems are faulting him for all the wrong reasons; they love Romney Care and criticize him for Outsourcing. Idiotic. As they are pragmatists also,the Dems will not criticize Romney for the absolute skull duggery against Paul. They do this type of thing all the time. They are experts. They wrote the playbook the Republicans have begun to use more and more. the Democrats wrote it long ago ...in Chicago.
The worse thing is that if Romney wins and when his policies are instigated, they will be almost the same as Obama's but all the while people will be calling them "free market" When the economy has problems, the free market and a lack of regulation will be blamed. It happens every time.
Romney has revealed his loyalty to the expansion of belligerence against and invasion of other countries with his agreement of sanctions against Iran, the NDAA and the use of Drones.
Most odd is Romney's evidently formal agreement to stand down and stay silent regarding Benghazi. If we are so foolish to leave people there, why abandon them when they are being attacked and slaughtered. Very peculiar that Romney by his silence is literally agreeing with Obama that help should not have been sent.
Romney shows the same ignorance on economics when his remarks parallel Obama's on Health Care and China. He is showing that he believes in a mixed economy by his remarks that he wants national health care, but just not quite ObamaCare. ObamaCare Lite=Romney Care. He exhibits a lack of understanding of real free and voluntary markets when he will not better defend outsourcing and the right of any business to do so. When he does not want labor to move freely and cannot defend immigrants, but wishes they would return from whence they came. His attacks on China are definitely a play for the protectionist crowd. Republicans are so blinded by the label of Republican he wears they cannot see he is only slightly different in actions and not much better than Obama.
Republicans had hopes for Ryan but he is definitely not a free market person nor does he understands Ayn Rand or the Austrian Economic positions. Rather Ryan has decimated the average person's understanding of Ayn Rand which is a prime example why pragmatists cause more harm than good.
Every election since 1972 I have heard that this is the most important election and we must not vote third party and throw away our vote as the Dem is so bad. Well, I hardly think Nixon, Reagan, Bush 1, Bush 2,were better and certainly Mc Cain would not have improved things.
I remember Neal Boortz using this idea on his radio show; "This is too important an election. I am a Libertarian but "just this time" we must vote for the Republican". I cannot remember which election it was, but right after he pounded on this on his radio show Roger and I went to the National Convention. Roger was at the front and center dinner table with Nolan, Boortz, Bergland etc. Boortz's feeling were hurt because he could not understand why the party was angry with him. Afterwards (I was not at the table during dinner) I tried to nicely explain, but wish now I had been more emphatic with Boortz.
Given that voting for someone who may say they are peaceful, but decide to use force against others,turns voting into an immoral act (Use of force by proxy). This makes voting bad enough. But voting for someone who clearly states, as Romney does, they will use force, continue military adventurism all over the globe, and thinks higher taxes, more drug war, more roundups of immigrants, Patriot Act and NDAA etc are Jim Dandy means it is even more immoral.
So if you have not yet voted please