2012: Some Election Day Reading
by J. Andrew Zalucky
The day has finally come. After all the political ads, debates, and countless polls and op-eds, Election Day 2012 has arrived.
I’d like to thank all of our guest writers for doing their part in making 2012: An Election Symposium a success. Even with a hurricane in the Northeast, the light of independent thought could not be burned out! So, in case you still have some last minute deciding to do, here is a synopsis of all 6 of this year’s submissions.
Click here for a simple list of all “2012: An Election Symposium” articles.
Don’t Throw Away Your Vote
In my article, I lay out the current political situation in the US, along with the severe faults of both the Democratic and Republican nominees. Then I try my best to make a positive case for Governor Gary Johnson- a strong democracy demands a strong opposition.
Portrait of A President as a Small Man
Conservative political reporter Billy McMorris provides an erudite and excellently written critique of the state of electoral politics in the age of Obama. William F. Buckley would be proud.
The Wasted Vote is the One You Don’t Believe in
Jody Weitzman takes us through the last 30 years of the American presidency and concludes that the message of Liberty is the message we need today. One must always choose his or her conscience over the lesser evil.
Vote Netanyahu 2012!
Taking a completely different stand, professional smart-ass Blayne Sapelli thinks you should vote for someone who will really shake things up in Washington!
I Will Not Vote for a Major Party
Disillusioned Republican Brian Backman explains how, with the availability of so much new information, it has become impossible to support the major parties.
A Defensive Vote for the Culturally Progressive Centrist: President Barack Obama
Small business owner and Daily Kos contributor Eric Stetson describes his strategic decision to vote to re-elect Barack Obama. Will it be the best defense? Time will tell.
So that makes 3 writers for Gary Johnson, 1 for Mitt Romney, 1 for the President, and 1 for the love of satire!
Thank you to all who read these fantastic articles, and whatever happens today- let’s all hope for better times, something we can surely all agree on.
Now- Get out there and VOTE!