Author Homer Carroll
Writer, game developer, unschooling mentor & founder/board member of Shine Your Light Event : A non-profit aimed at helping individuals in medical crisis | @homercarroll
There are a lot of people saying they are not going to vote in the presidential election, or that it doesn’t matter if they do because Obama and Romney, Democrats and Republicans are “all the same.” A closer look should be taken at the facts behind that statement, because it’s simply not true.
While I have concerns that drones, Manning, and global warming are not a part of any political dialogue, Obama has done America a lot of good. To mention only a few, Obama has instituted enforcement for equal pay for women, began withdrawing troops from Iraq, removed restrictions from stem cell research, tried phasing out Guantanamo Bay, increased protection for consumers and credit card users, and he has been respecting the Freedom of Information Act.
Romney on the other hand will usher in an age of theocracy. If you think corporate fascism is bad, wait until you have seen theocratic fascism. It takes great lies to subdue a nation and coerce them into the kind of oppression we have today, but faith requires no lies, no truth, no logic, and respects no dissent. Romney is a far more dangerous vote than Obama. Obama is literally the only choice right now, and I’m going to vote for him. He is not the ideal candidate, and I understand it is the lesser of two evils, but this close to the election, what is a better strategy besides voting for Obama? How do we move toward a more democratic process and society by either voting for Romney, or not voting at all?