Wednesday, November 7, 2012
I will start by saying that I took no part in trying to get you elected. In fact, I did everything within my power to see that you didn’t succeed. Throughout this election I chose to stand with a principled man, a man who truly wants freedom for the individual, not for the government. I chose to write-in Dr. Ron Paul as my choice for president. Before you claim that I have wasted my vote because the man will not win, let me say that I agree with part of that statement. As much as I wish it weren’t the case, he will not win, but my moral compass will not allow me to vote for the lesser of two evils, and that is what I believe you to be. To understand why I feel this way, it doesn’t take much effort on your part. I’d like to introduce you to two men I’ve gotten to know quite well over the last five years, pre-election Obama and post-election Obama. Pre-election Obama promised me hope and change and post-election Obama left me hoping he’d stop changing his mind. Pre-election Obama promised me transparency; he promised that the public would have five days to review a bill online before it was passed. Indeed, it was Nancy Pelosi herself who said we had to pass Obamacare so we could know what was in it. Pre-election Obama promised me that all of our troops would be out of Iraq within 16 months. Post-election Obama changed his mind and sided with former president Bush by keeping the same timeline for withdrawal that Bush had put in place. Now it was not just pre-election Obama and post-election Obama who had their differences. Post-election Obama promised to veto the atrocious piece of legislation known as the NDAA, only to sign it in to law and continue the destruction of our civil liberties. While I could continue on infinitely, it would seem as you are probably fabricating some lie to someone somewhere as I type this, I will not. I am tired of having my freedoms destroyed by liars. You promised you’d be different than former president Bush, I hope this time around you will fulfill that promise. I hope you work to repeal the NDAA and the patriot act. I hope you bring more of our troops home. I hope you focus on cutting our debt instead of adding trillions more to it. I have zero faith that any of these things will get done, but I really do HOPE this time around you do CHANGE.