Some people who know that I support the Fair Tax have wondered why I’m not a fan of Mike Huckabee. Other people, who’ve heard me go on about our wide-open borders wonder why I’m not waving a flag for Tom Tancredo.
Well, I also like the idea of UFOs sending rose-scented messages to politicians, but I just can’t rally for Dennis Kucinich. And while I’m strongly in favor of laissez-faire individual liberties, and while Rudy does look better in drag than he does in a suit, I really can’t vote for him.
Am I picky? Yes; but no more picky than you or anybody else …in any area other than in politics.
Let me explain.
If you were to hire a chef, you’d want to know that he or she can cook, right? You’d check the resume, reviews of previous restaurants, and you’d call interviews to look him or her straight in the eye and assess for yourself whether this person will be a credit or discredit to your organization. If you were to hire a race car driver, you’d want to know all about previous results, sponsorships, injuries, ability to assess and set up a car…and whether this person will look good and present well in the team jacket.
No matter the job, you want to know that the person you’re hiring isn’t an embarrassing flake or a cagey swindler. You want to know that the person is respected, truthful, scrupulous and disciplined enough to show up and Do The Job.
I’m no different. I’m looking for a candidate for the constitutional office of President of the United States of America who will do the job he (or she) is supposed to do.
Sadly, there’s currently only one of those. Happily, after a very long time without even one, there is one – Dr. Ron Paul.
How can I so boldly state that there’s only one?
Well, what’s the job of the President of the United States of America? What does Article II, Section I of the constitution say the president must swear an oath to do?
“I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.”
So it’s simple then. None of the candidates (excepting perhaps Hillary) has been president before, but which candidate has already proven invariably determined to preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States?
If you were to actually read the Constitution and Bill of Rights (yeah, I know; who’s got the hour or so necessary to properly read all that old stuff), then look up the career voting records, issues and even current presidential candidacy rhetoric, you’d see for yourself that only one candidate has any interest in obeying written laws as written. Only one candidate would honor the Oath of Office.
Really. Just one. The other candidates are running for some other office.
I wish there were more to choose from. But one is better than none; and now is definitely better than never.