What is a principled conservative voter; living in Illinois, to do the 2nd Tuesday in November?
Do we settle the top socket, bottom socket debate by answering both?
Do we take a road trip to the Panama Canal?
Or do we break down like so many have and pull the voting lever for someone just because they say they have a R next to their name?
Our principles; the belief in limited government, major tax reform, fiscal responsibility, the full repeal of every word of Obamacare, deference to the Constitution, respect for the rule of law(i.e no amnesty), matter only if we stay true to them during the darkest of hours.
For politicians getting my vote requires that you have to share some of those same principles.
To use a pop culture analogy my vote is Mjolnir, if you want to lift me, aka get my vote, you have to be worthy.
If principles, if our convictions, are to be cast aside whimsically just to placate one candidate or group of them, then our vote goes from being iconic like Mjolnir to being a cheap disposable Power Rangers prop.
No there will be no axes that look like they came off the leg of a plastic table here.
My principles are strong, my faith in them unwavering.
While the Cult of Trump may have booed Ted Cruz when he said it voting my conscience means I’m going to have to do the following on November 8th.
When it comes to voting for the House of Representatives my principles, my consciences, my sense of who is worthy, clearly tells me that I cannot cast a vote for congressman Adam Kinzinger. The man is a major backer of amnesty, an interventionist(and a reckless one at that), a yes man for the GOPe and Chamber of Commerce, and leading attack dog against the Tea Party and conservatives.
Now, this is Illinois, my options, for voting against this lying, backstabbing, weasel are limited. Writing in a candidate, and having that vote counted, for statewide and federal offices is extremely difficult. There is no Democrat opponent on the ballot, not that I’d vote for them, nor is there any libertarian or third party candidate to pick from. So yet again, for the third general election cycle in a row, this conservative is going to be reduced to undervoting his congressional representation.
When it comes to the US Senate, lets just be honest Tammy Duckworth is a radical liberal who is going to win. Her opponent Sen. Mark Kirk, is a liberal Democrat who barely even bothers calling himself a Republican anymore. He backs amnesty, voted to keep Planned Parenthood funded, same for sanctuary cities, backs gun control, keeps saying yes to all of Obama’s bad appointments.
The Libertarian candidate Kenton McMillen, has no prayer of making any major impact in the Duckworth/Kirk race and is still a complete unknown around the state. However, absent another way for protesting this Democrat versus transitioning Democrat general election, I’ll be voting for him because conservative principles and Mark Kirk do not go together.
For Vice President of the United States I’ll be voting for the one conservative that will actually be on the ballot this year. The successful Governor of Indiana, Mike Pence.
For President of the United States, I will not be voting for his running mate.
As my good friend Joe Walsh said last week, Hillary Clinton is going to win Illinois no matter what. This is a deep dark blue state and any Trump supporter who thinks he has a chance here has deluded themselves. Illinois’ 20 Electoral College votes can already be put into Hillary Clinton’s column.
I wish this election was playing out differently, with a different GOP candidate who could keep the fight on Hillary and the left day in and day out and not spend 4/5th’s of the week on defense over his own stupid comments and liberal policies.
I can’t vote for someone whose trade policies came right out of the book How the Great Depression Started. I can’t vote for someone whose first instinct is to say yes when his daughter wants to create a new federal government entitlement. I can’t vote for someone who wants to expand existing entitlements. I can’t vote for someone who believes that slanderous drivel of the National Enquirer as if it were true. I also can’t vote for someone who doesn’t understand that Vladimir Putin and the Russians are bad guys.
My first instinct is to write-in Giant Meteor for President, so we can just start over.
I’d like to write-in Ted Cruz, because he’s a true principled conservative that would make a great leader for this country.
I’d settle for writing-in Hulk Hogan. If we are going to make this a celebrity/pop culture election, why not at least do it with a red and yellow boa and cool patriotic theme music.
Unfortunately, that pesky Illinois doesn’t like to let, let alone count, write-in votes/candidates, is going to get in the way of me doing that so I’m left with voting for the fake Libertarian as my only option for saying no to a process that produced a candidate choice so horrible.
Adam Kinzinger, Mark Kirk, Donald Trump you are unworthy of my vote.