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I Hate Politics

By no means do I consider myself a Republican, or have any party affiliation for that matter, but I’m pretty sure that anyone reading this right now already realizes the fact that I will never vote for Barack Obama for any office (Did you hear that @attackwatch??), so my only realistic alternative at the moment is to get a somewhat decent Republican candidate on the ballot for November.

There’s only one problem; there is no good candidate. Those that are available either have no moral compass (Ron Paul),  a questionable personal history (Newt Gingrich), or lack leadership skills (Rick Santorum). We’re screwed. Can someone grow a pair & run for president in 2016?  I hope so.

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  1. Albert Bloomfield
    January 10, 2012 at 2:33 pm | #1

    Ron Paul has no moral compass? Please, explain what you mean. Or don’t. I just wanted to let you know that I disagree completely. But there is a chance that I don’t properly understand what you are saying.

  2. January 10, 2012 at 2:45 pm | #2

    I realize that I probably made a poor choice of words in that assessment. My problem with Libertarianism in general is that I can’t see how it jives with good Catholic social teaching…It’s quite probable that your interpretation of Catholic social teaching is different than mine.

    We’ve talked about this plenty before if I’m not mistaken. At the very least, we can at least come together over good whiskey.

    • Albert Bloomfield
      January 10, 2012 at 2:50 pm | #3

      Over whiskey is certainly the best way to discuss politics, but this discussion would best not be started until the second or third glass. My real problem is to say that he has no moral compass. I think he clearly does; he and I probably just disagree with you on what that means the government’s role is. But I really think that Ron Paul has no problem with the separate states (or certainly local communities) regulating those things. It’s just that the constitution does not give that authority to the federal government and that to give the federal government this authority (even properly through a constitutional amendment) would be a mistake.

      I also hate politics though.

  3. January 10, 2012 at 3:14 pm | #4

    Well, I’ve already admitted to choosing my words poorly. I may or may not have been a few glasses of whiskey deep when I posted this too ;)

    I agree that Ron Paul does have some sense of morality, but I completely disagree with how he presents himself in regards to Natural Law. Do I believe it’s the federal government’s responsibility to legislate morality? No. Do I believe they should be completely hands-off in regards to it? No. I do, however believe that the federal government has a role in protecting Natural Law to preserve society.

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