I am sitting here right now waiting for election results from the March 8th primary. I did not vote today because I am no longer a blundering elephant and I have never been a jackass. That last bit is probably news to my wife in a different context. Not voting is a legit choice if it ain’t your asylum of lunatics on the ballot. I am a libertarian and our process is a little different. The one thing this has made me free to do is criticize both directions and not really give a crap about the comments for either right or left field.
That said, my home state of Michigan is the first of the so called ‘rust belt’ states to vote so it will be telling for both parties. Rust belt refers to all the rust we are collecting on empty manufacturing facilities. Now my theory on why those factories are collecting rust is far different from most and will probably catch a little heat but I would point the finger at the unions who made labor far more expensive than going overseas; or because it was so expensive, it shut things down permanently. Sorry saw it twice where unions refused to budge and then suddenly the companies involved either pulled up stakes and left or shut down. American blue color folks like to talk about how their worth the price, but many jobs are equivalent to putting four bolts on a tire which can be taught to a lot of people. You also should not be paid to sit and play euchre.
The Democrats have ruled Michigan mostly because they rule Detroit’s unions. I mean we have two counties that have so much population that the rest of the state really has to vote hard against them or there is no chance in hell of winning against them although with Detroit’s troubles and depopulation I think we may discover that is not a sure as it used to be. So Bernie and Hillary are coming in trying to get those mean corporations to pay up for not just providing jobs even though in doing so it would bankrupt the companies involved. After all companies exist for the purpose of providing jobs. (waves sarcasm flag).
I can sum up the libertarian position on both these candidates with one word – No. Longer explanation – they don’t have one. Both of them believe the only way to solve problems and that is with the power of the state and so there is nothing libertarian about either of them. They are both what the founding fathers were warning us about when they created a constitution that restricted the power of government and the state.
From a Christian standpoint, I can’t see a lot of hope their either. There is not too much love your neighbor as yourselves when you spend a vast majority of your time brewing up hate against others and that is what both these candidates do. One is a liar and the other a socialist and neither of these are Christian because the sharing and compassion in Christianity was never forced and always voluntary. Otherwise, you have forced compassion and that is an oxymoron.
Bern – nope
The Hill – nope.
Never been a Democrat and these two are not helping their cause of making me love them.
Maybe we will have more love on the other side of the aisle.
Blessings and Cheers!!!