After the first Free and Equal third-party debate, a mighty jolt affected thewrite-in revolution causing many to consider , but some refuse to change. Who is or has written in Ron Paul? Besides all those in active write-in Ron Paul forums, websites, and blogs, the mainstream media reported the CEO of Overstock.com is one.
Another is, Hamdan Azhar, a Huffington Post, Christian Science Monitor writer who ended his Policymic article, “I love Ron Paul very much...I could never see myself voting for Obama or Romney so I might as well write in Ron Paul out of my dedication to his principles.”
Then there is Lorenzo, from a Nov. 2 Valente Journal entry: "Take a stand against tyranny! Take a stand against corruption! Against fascism! Against socialism! Against the occupation of other sovereign nations! Against your very own enslavement! I’m writing in Ron Paul because he understands the 1st 10 Amendments are our Bill of Rights, which are unalienable rights [power] given to us by our creator."
Sailing tweeted, "On TUESDAY let's get
Many people argue whether writing in a candidate will be a wasted vote. Some say, "If you vote for Gary Johnson or Ron Paul your vote will cause Obama to win." Others state, "Neither Johnson or Paul are going to win anyway, so why vote for someone other than the Republican or Democrat?"
Daily Paul's Dr. K.Research posted several reasons why writing in Ron Paul is a worthwhile vote. K.Research points out that the election is rigged due to computer fraud and that the winner has already been picked anyway, so with that in mind he says: "Write-In votes are the beginning of that powerful wave of authority: the people’s authority versus the ‘authority’ of the autocratic few."
I asked my San Diego residing son, discharged from the United States Marine Corps with a good conduct medal, who he was voting for in light of the recent debate. First thing out of his mouth, "Give me liberty or give me death--I am for America."
He went on with his usual thought-provoking speech and line of questioning. "I am not a pawn, I am a king. What is voting all about? Why should people vote, mom?"
I answered, "People should vote for the most qualified person, don't get into stats or percentages, do your own homework, don't be a sheeple. Base your decision ultimately on the individual who represents your beliefs and convictions, and vote with a peace that passes understanding."
"Exactly!" My son announced, and went on, "Okay, I'll tell you who I voted for. I like Gary Johnson, he's good. I am not worshipping my choice, but at the end of the day, I have to vote for freedom, for what our country was founded on, We The People. I have to vote for the reason I thought I went to Iraq, but felt like I was instead a pawn with no clear objective."
With pride and passion in his voice, my 24-year-old son said, "Mom, I voted for liberty, I stuck to my values, I wrote in Ron Paul."
Questions to consider:
1. Are you writing in Ron Paul?
2. Were you going to write in Ron Paul, but changed your mind after the Third Party Debate?
3. Were you originally intending on voting for Ron Paul, but decided to vote for Obama or Romney when Paul did not end up on the ballot?
4. None of the above, I'm voting for...
Use the comment section below to answer the question that applies to your choice.
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