I’m not a Ron Paul diehard fan.
But bright and early this morning in the great state of Florida I walked down the street to my polling place, presented my state-issued ID, and cast a vote for Rep. Ron Paul.
Immediately after casting my vote, the heavens opened up — I heard the angelic songs of, well, angels. 30,000 bald eagles descended from the skies.
Benjamin Franklin’s ghost materialised and slapped me on the back, offering me a stiff pint of ale and an autographed first edition of Poor Richard’s Almanac.
OK, so maybe it wasn’t that exciting. In fact, it was positively anti-climactic: I fed the bubble form into the machine’s reader, got my “My Vote Counted!” sticker, and walked back to my apartment.
Some friends — liberal ones — have asked me why I voted for Ron Paul. I was able to crystallize my answer into a single tweet: “Voted this morning for #RonPaul. Why Paul? Only Repub candidate with double-digit approvals who CONDEMNS and would FIGHT #NDAA, #PIPA, etc.”
There you have it.
GOP frontrunner Mitt Romney actually supports the NDAA, which is unfathomable. (I hope that when Mr. Romney does more research into NDAA, he will revise his opinion on that disastrous piece of legislation. He seems to be a man driven by logic and reason, rather than purely by rhetoric — I hope my assumption turns out to be correct.)
Candidate Gov. Buddy Roemer, by the way, opposes the “imprisonment without trial of American citizens” provisions of the NDAA, and he has been a very vocal opponent of the fascist censorship trash Congress is trying to push our way. (Watch my recent interview with Roemer right here.)
I’m the quintessential political moderate/semi-independent flip-flopper. If I can cast a vote for Ron Paul, so can a lot of other freedom-loving, police state-fearing Americans. Let’s hope they do.
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