Politics: April 30, 2016
On Tuesday, April 26, 2016, I voted for Jefferson Smith for President, As I said I would. I also voted for the character played by Jimmy Stewart in Frank Capra’s 1938 classic “Mr. Smith Goes To Washington” for Senator of Pennsylvania against Pat Toomey, just in case he didn’t get nominated by the Republicans for President.
“Now, why would I do a fool thing like that?”
Well, I’m glad you asked!
Here’s some reasons:
- The Presidential vote in the Pennsylvania Primary is a “Beauty Contest” – meaning, it really doesn’t count. For those of you in other states where voting means something, the PA Prez vote is not how delegates to the Republican Convention are determined. We vote for the DELEGATES themselves, not for the one they may or may not support. Which we don’t know. Y’see – on our PA Primary ballot, we have a long list of people listed as Convention delegates who we’re supposed to vote for. You had better do your homework, though – we just see the names, not to which candidate they are pledged to support. We vote for three, plus an alternate (if one of the delegates can’t go). What I did was find out which three candidates were endorsed by the National Right To Life Committee, pro-life issues being the most important political issues for me.
- I wanted to vote for Rand Paul, but he wasn’t on the ballot: Because Senator Paul was completely ignored by the mainstream media, he was one of the first to drop out. I could have voted for Ben Carson, who WAS still on the ballot, but it made more sense to vote for Senator Smith.
- It was a protest vote. Well, that’s obvious. But I wanted to make a statement that I WILL not be manipulated by the “powers-that-be” (I’ve listed the before – Satan’s minions, the globalists). I also was protesting political corruption, saying that most politicians are corrupt. What we need is a patriotic man-of-the-people who will stand for truth and honesty, and who understands that Freedom is the most precious gift those who came before us could give us.
- “One simple rule: “Love Thy Neighbor.”: That’s a line in the key climax scene of the famous filibuster that Senator smith delivers. Jeff is getting pounded by the “powers that-be” of HIS day – the Taylor Machine. But he stands on the Biblical verse that states the basic function of what American government should be about – everything based on the principle of loving our neighbors and all that that suggests. The Taylor Machine – like many in government today – use the government to line their own pockets.
- I couldn’t vote for Ted Cruz: I WANTED to vote for Ted Cruz, as my second choice when Rand Paul dropped out, but I turned against him when he joined Marco Rubio and John Kasich in perpetuating the “powers that-be” lie that the violence at Trump rallies was due to Trump’s “violent rhetoric” rather than the truth – Democrat operatives (mainly Hillary supporters). He could have said that – but he didn’t. Ya lost me, Ted.
- I still can’t vote for Donald Trump: he really has never had my vote – I’ve covered this before and nothing has changed. His heart does not beat for a Biblical morality – he’s not “passionately pro-life”… and he just flip-flopped on supporting North Carolina and the sensible law they passed. If he doesn’t know where he stands on THAT issue… I don’t trust his judgment on ANY issue.
- Hillary will be the next president. The only person who can stop her is the “Present Occupant”, Don Barry – if (probably WHEN) he declares martial law and cancels the election (“we can’t have an election while THIS is going on…”)
Lord, help this nation!