You really think it is more intelligent to vote for Gary Anderson than Mitt
Romney? Do you jest? I can only guess that you have lost your way in this
contentious and confusing world. I am truly sad for you.
I heard that Ross "Rocky" Anderson was running for president. And yes,
voting for him is throwing your vote away.
Joseph Smith was a "third party" candidate (as an independent) in the
1844 presidential election.
If we have integrity as citizens of the United States, we are honor bound to
vote for the person that we think will do the elected job best. It doesn't
matter if that person has the best chance of winning. It doesn't matter if
others tell us that we're just throwing our vote away. We
expect each elected official to have complete integrity in doing his job. If we
show less than complete integrity in doing ours, we have failed to fulfill our
responsibility as citizens.
Austen has made some good points. The majority of Republicans in
Utah seem to rally around the banner of abiding by "Utah values" and
supporting candidates who espouse so-called conservative "principles".
It seems to me that abiding by a set of principles would vary from individual to
individual. There is a broad range of third party candidates, each
offering specific and identifiable platforms based upon their values. Whatever
your political and life-focus may be, there is probably a non-major-party
candidate out there who would more closely match your own vision than the major
party candidates do.If adherance to a set of political and life
principles is important, don't settle for less. Make a statement with your
vote. It will be enormously satisfying.
Re: USA Salt Lake City, UT"Joseph Smith was a "third party"
candidate (as an independent) in the 1844 presidential election."I don't think his name is on the ballot this year. May I suggest that
the liberals all throw their support behind Ross (Rocky) Anderson. He could use
the moral support.