Consider this analogy: Imagine your child has misbehaved, and you must choose another person as the punisher. Person A will beat the child senseless, and the child will take some time to recover. Person B will kill the child, then chop up the body and send the pieces as gifts. It’s a terrible choice. But if you don’t vote for Person A – that is, if you vote for Person B, for another person, or don’t vote at all – then Person B definitely wins because so many other voters want your child dead. A vote for Person A is NOT an endorsement of Person A or his methods. You vote for Person A simply because you want to save your child’s life. Politicians are a means to an outcome. You may vote on the means; I will vote on the outcome.
I remember that Mr. Beck once said on the radio, “Give us [conservatives] the most useless state, Connecticut – the nutmeg state – and we will succeed on our own.” Or something to that effect. Now I’m seriously beginning to question why Texas doesn’t secede. I would move there in a heartbeat, and so would millions of conservatives, I suspect. Seriously. You could burden us with half the national debt as a succession fee (Then Obama could claim he reduced the debt!). We would adopt the U.S. Constitution as our own and appoint judges who will stick to it. We would only adopt the portions of the U.S. Code that makes sense, and refuse to fund programs that are outside the Federal Government’s purview (e.g., PBS, Planned Parenthood, the Endowment for the Arts, etc.). Think about it. Texas already has energy resources, sea ports, public infrastructure, and more guns than the rest of U.S. combined. More importantly, we would have the PEOPLE who have sense enough to spend less than we earn and give credit to God for all His blessings. I know there would be many patriotic Americans who would be willing “to pledge our lives, fortunes, and sacred honor” to support such a cause.