I have been making the case that neither Donald Trump nor Hillary Clinton deserves to be elected President of the United States. Unfortunately, one of them will surely win the election. So, the question becomes: Why not vote for the lesser of two evils? After all, depending on your political leanings, one of them surely looks worse than the other.
However, in this particular case I don’t believe “choosing the lesser of two evils” is the correct decision. It’s not because voting for either candidate would be approval for a person who, I believe, will lead this nation further down the path to “strong-(wo)man” rule. I refuse to use my vote as a citizen of the United States of America to affirm any candidate who will purposefully lead us further away from the Constitutional Republic upon which this nation founded.
The simple fact is that, as of this election, neither major political party has nominated a person who appears to believe in a constitutional republic. They, and their supporters appear to rather believe in the candidate’s personal will to power. I stand in complete opposition to that political model.
Some may propose voting for one of the “third party candidates” as a viable alternative. But voting for a man who apparently takes pride in being a foreign policy “know-nothing,” engages in bizarre personal behavior and enthuses about building a legalized pot business doesn’t meet my bar for support. Nor does a woman who commits criminal vandalism on the campaign trail in support of “ecological socialism.”
I simply refuse to participate in the destruction of our constitutional republic by voting for the candidate who might move us less-far down the road to the same disastrous destination. I have voted for the “lesser of evils” on many occasions. There comes a point where the only moral choice is refusal to participate in a destructive, corrupt election. For me, that point has arrived.
May our gracious God have mercy on the United States of America.