11-14-2016, 08:28 PM
I was never a Trump supporter. When it appeared that Clinton was going to win - despite all the proof of her criminal behavior, etc., I decided to vote against her, and for the opponent that liberty-minded senators/reps would most likely be able to pull towards the cause of liberty.
I had intended to write in Rand Paul, but realized at the last minute that this would acomplish one thing only - it would've enabled me to forever brag "Not me! I wrote in Rand Paul. I remained pure!" over and over again, an entirely selfish motive! I reasoned that this could, in fact, help elect Hillary Clinton in the end, and if that were to happen, all the bragging rights in the world could never excuse me from being part of such a debacle! The globalists would've won lock, stock and barrel! I cast the vote that caused the least damage and also enabled an increased chance of getting pro-liberty policies passed over the next four years.
I have not begrudged anyone who voted with a write-in. I've seen a number of comments from people who feel good about not voting for Trump, yet are also essentially thrilled with the results of Trump having won. Yeah, 20/20 hindsight now tells me that I too, could've wrote in Rand and not have brought on the globalists, but being realistic, I didn't depend on such luck.
Before you look down your nose at me for the way I voted, think about why you chose to vote as you did. Is it really a statement about your commitment and your integrity? Or was it just a selfish desire to brag - even if it meant Hillary might've won and the globalists would be in total control, in a way we could never come back from?
Regardless, Trump is to be president now, and if we want to see anything positive accomplished, it will be necessary to speak of him often. Anyone who cannot bear hearing Trump's name is going to have to get over that tic in a hurry. He's part of the process now.