Letter: Choice is clear - vote RepublicanPlease vote on Nov. 6, 2012. Don’t stay home because a candidate or cause is not 100 percent perfect. If one only votes for the perfect candidate, it will ensure the worst will be elected
By: Lorna B. Beyers, Holland, Worthington Daily Globe
Please vote on Nov. 6, 2012. Don’t stay home because a candidate or cause is not 100 percent perfect. If one only votes for the perfect candidate, it will ensure the worst will be elected. A “protest” vote often ensures that the opposite candidate is elected. Historically this has happened with Ralph Nader, Ross Perot and other third-party candidates.
There are clear choices this year. One side believes the government should run the people. The other side believes the people should run the government. One side does not believe in proper identification in order to vote. The other side knows the consequences of voter fraud. The course of the nation can hinge on just a few votes, as seen when Al Franken was seated as a senator from Minnesota. He was the 60th vote for Obamacare, the largest tax increase in U.S. history and the most invasive infringement of our personal freedoms.
One side believes that a baby born alive during a botched abortion has no right to live. The other side believes that human life is sacred, both in the beginning and at the end.
One side believes that anyone can marry anyone. The other side believes that marriage is between one man and one woman. One side believes in income redistribution. The other side believes that if a person works hard to build a good life, they should be able to enjoy the fruits of their labors. One side believes in taxing earnings, then taxing the dividends on the earnings and again taxing the proceeds of the earnings after death. The other side believes in having their children and grandchildren benefit from their work, be it investments, a family business or the family farm.
The Republican platform is the right choice for the future.