November 4, 2016
by Jerry Broitzman
There is a popular school of thought out there stating that elections are political choices, not moral decisions. That somehow a person’s morals, ethics and ideology (principles) are disconnected from their politics. I suppose this thought process has been around for as long people have been allowed to vote. This coming presidential election has brought it to the forefront again, so let’s look into it a little more deeply.
First of all, there is no such thing as voting AGAINST someone. You can only vote FOR someone. The only exception to that is if “none of the above” exists on the ballot. Therefore, when you vote FOR someone, you get ALL of them. Not just the parts that you like. In other words, you get their morals, ethics and ideology (principles), which then becomes policy (politics).
Let’s jump back in history for a bit to Germany in the 1930’s. Why did the German people align themselves with this oddball of a character named Adolf Hitler? It was because he was anti-communist and was willing to stand up to the Soviet Union. Many of Germany’s neighbors also aligned themselves with Hitler for the same reason (common enemy). The Soviets were a huge evil in the world at that time. The German people may not have liked Hitler, but after all, how bad could he be (lesser evil)? They justified it in their heads by saying they were voting AGAINST communism. What they didn’t realize was that they were voting FOR Hitler’s morals, ethics and ideology (principles), which then became official policy (politics), which manifested itself in genocide and World War II.
Let’s fast forward to present time. Conservatives are told that we must vote AGAINST this huge evil Liberal named Hillary Clinton by voting for a lesser Liberal evil named Donald Trump. We must abandon our Conservative principles and vote for a lying, adulterous, irreligious, misogynist, opportunist (Trump) in order to prevent a lying, adulterous, irreligious, misandristic, opportunist (Hillary) from getting into office. We are told that we MUST vote Republican because no other party has a chance of winning against the Democrats. They forget that the Republican Party itself was an obscure, unknown 3rd party without a chance of winning….until it did….with Abraham Lincoln.
Trump is a Liberal. If you are counting on him to appoint conservative Supreme Court justices, you are participating in a Republican fantasy. Ronald Reagan appointed the notorious swing-vote justice, Anthony Kennedy to the Supreme Court. Anthony Kennedy recently voted to reaffirm abortion rights. Do you really think that Donald Trump will appoint a Justice who is more conservative than the one that Ronald Reagan himself appointed? Are you saying Donald Trump is more conservative than Ronald Reagan?
Let me bottom-line this for you. In Wisconsin, there are seven candidates for president on the ballot (yes, seven). Six of them are Liberals. Only one of them is a Conservative. That Conservative is Darrell Castle. Darrell Castle is 100% Pro-Life, 100% Pro-Traditional Marriage, 100% Pro-Gun Rights. He is the only candidate who advocates ending the Federal Reserve system and ending our financial support of the United Nations. Darrell Castle is a Christian who believes in the rule of law. He believes that those who break the law should be punished, period. Darrell Castle wants the United States to remain sovereign and rejects globalism.
If you want to vote for a Liberal, vote for one of the other six candidates on the ballot. If you want to vote for a Conservative, you have only one choice. That person is Darrell Castle. It’s a binary choice, one or the other, Liberal or Conservative. Remember, Principles = Policy. So, are you a Liberal or a Conservative? Vote accordingly.
Jerry Broitzman is the Vice Chairman of the Constitution Party of Wisconsin (CPoW). Learn more about CPoW at http://www.constitutionpartyofwisconsin.com.