Date registered: Sep 2004
Vehicle: 83 Astral Silver 280 SL
Location: Planet Houston
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RE: Michael Badnarik: "Voting for the lesser of two evils is the coward's way out"
Your vote would not be pointless - Virginia is very much in play.
Kuan, the only thing I can say is - what is the moral choice here? Does it outweigh the choice one would make based on political convictions? From day one of the Iraq fiasco I did not feel Saddam was a threat. Millions of people felt the same way I did. We were overruled in a nation manipulated by fear, by this despicable man and his stooges.
It should be obvious to anyone now that Bush waged a war of choice, not necessity. I believe my real outrage with this administration started the day I visited robertfisk.com and saw what we had done to innocent people in Iraq - I saw in human terms what all these great abstract pronouncments we all make about what we believe about this and that amounted to in real humand terms. Fathers carrying their dead children, children blasted, with their legs blown off, mothers in agony. Young boys blinded or lying in hospital beds with no arms or legs, screaming babies with hoses protruding from their missing guts. All of these people victims of what I consider a criminal act of illegal agressive war waged by these oil industry titans, Bush and Cheney.
This election is a test of our basic human morality. If you want to vote based on conviction, that is your choice, but if it means you are helping Bush stay in office, you have made a moral choice as much as a political choice. This man unleashed the American War Machine on an unarmed civilian population on flimsy pretext. Children, playing in playgrounds, sitting in schools, and out of no where, with no warning massacred by cruise missles and 2000 lb bombs, machine gunned at checkpoints, killed and maimed by cluster bomblets that look like toys.
I myself, refuse to aid ANYONE ANYWHERE AT ANYTIME who is complicent in the mass murder of innocent people. We should not just vote, but protest at every possible opportunity the acts of these butchers:
and anyone who equates it to "the cowards way out" is blind to his own moral cowardice to do whatever he can to stop this man before he gets any more people killed in his drive to make corporate oil fascists the rulers of this planet.