08-24-2016, 03:31 AM
For many people, the world will end depending on the outcome of this election cycle. If you mean it more literally, that the world is literally going to end depending on the election outcome, it is a pretty safe bet we will have already been a group that got the axe... quite possibly literally.
Maybe it is an unpopular position here, but when the lesser X will prevent the death of 1,000's of lives, the destruction of countries both by war and the ensuing flight from war, the incarceration of numerous more innocent lives, and as a cherry on top, will reduce tax and regulatory burden, I will gladly accept.
A government doing less harm is good. Taking the steps to ensure your government will do the least harm, is good.
Why do you value higher voting on principle over the death of 1,000's of lives, the destruction of countries both by war and the ensuing flight from war, the incarceration of numerous more innocent lives? Or is that not a consideration for you? It is just principled or not... you don't even look to see what the different outcomes would be?
I agree with you to a point about 'holding out your vote'. A couple percentage points tax decrease or a few regulations doesn't necessarily warrant caving. But when we are talking about lives? and 1000's of lives at that?