Tuesday, November 06, 2012

I voted


I cast my ballot for Mitt Romney and a slew of other Republicans about 10 a.m. today at the Brookland City Hall.

I voted for Mitt Romney because:

  • I’m Catholic (and believe in freedom of religion and oppose on-demand abortion)
  • I’m a gun owner and member of the National Rifle Association
  • I detest Barack Obama and everything he stands for
  • I’m pro-Israel
  • I want to see Obamacare repealed
  • I want to see the 10th Amendment and states’ rights strengthened
  • I want to see Conservative justices appointed to the U.S. Supreme Court
  • I want less governmental intrusion into my life
  • I want a military and diplomatic posture that makes our friends trust us and our enemies fear us
  • I want to stop the spread of Islam and Sharia Law in the U.S.
  • I want secure borders
  • I want the EPA abolished or sharply curtailed
  • I want the Department of Education abolished and control of schools returned to the states
  • I could go on…

I also cast my first-ever vote for a Green Party candidate. Kade Holliday is running against the grossly incompetent Craighead County Clerk. During her tenure, the county racked up more than $288,000 in IRS debt and penalties. The clerk is a Democrat and the GOP failed to field a candidate to challenge her, so my vote goes to Holliday. If Holliday wins, it could be the first Green Party victor in the history of Arkansas.

As far as referendi go (that’s the correct Latin plural), I voted against the highway tax measure because it will only benefit northwest Arkansas, for the legalization of medical marijuana, and for the casinos. The Libertarian in me took over and I expressed my belief that people should be free to do whatever the hell they want with their money and their nervous systems.

The voting machines here are dirt-simple to operate, but some of the people in front of us took upwards of 10 minutes to puzzle it all out. I put the stopwatch to my voting time: 2 minutes 5 seconds.

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