Dear Dr. Lark,
For a long time I have learned from you, but now the time has come for me to follow your mantra, that “It’s up to you to make your own choices.” In doing so I have made my choice and I must ask you to reconsider your position, requesting that you vote for Mitt Romney. The Libertarian Party has put up Gary Johnson, clearly in my opinion the best candidate on the slate here in Virginia. Yesterday I heard the finest Presidential Campaign radio commercial in my life, by Gary Johnson and the Libertarian Party. Despite having the best candidate, the best positions and a fine radio commercial, a vote for Gary Johnson is a vote that could lead to the destruction of America.
You call upon us to vote Libertarian because Gary Johnson is the best candidate, yet you know it is unlikely he will carry a single precinct let alone win the Electoral College. It is a stand on principle in your eyes, and in that you are correct. But we must follow the road map to liberty not waste votes like fallen soldiers on the roadside, or we will be unable to save this country for future generations.
You are correct that the Republican Party has dishonored themselves almost beyond repair with their behaviour and parliamentary shenanigans to keep the Libertarian Party off the ballot in Virginia. You were right to fight and I am glad you won. It is not my opinion the Republican Party deserves your vote. Nor do I believe our current President deserves your vote either. President Obama has squandered an opportunity to be a unifier, an inspiration to all and to be remembered as one of the greatest Presidents in American History with his anti-American speeches, his race-baiting, inciting class warfare; he has abandoned Israel, the Constitution and the American people. Sadly, it is cronyism and Chicago mob rule in DC under this President.
Gary Johnson deserves our vote, but if voting for him puts President Obama in for a 2nd term there will be no America left for the Libertarian Party to save. In the next four years we will be downgraded into a financial meltdown, have the government raise energy prices and force people to lose jobs, just to breed more dependency on the government. Even beyond the shame of the last four years the current President desires and seeks to achieve the goal of meltdown so he can impose martial law to “save” us, for his personal benefit or for the benefit of those who control him. We are already well down the path and sadly are but steps from the end of the road. We are but one step away from Chavez, two steps from Stalin and only three steps away from Pol Pot.
The behaviour of most in the Democratic Party has been so vile with the voice vote on God at the convention being the vilest sounds of all. I agree with you that no one should vote for a Democrat in the House, Senate or White House in 2012. The Republican behaviour has been disgusting here in Virginia and I understand it was almost an attack against you personally with their pit bull ballot strategy. But either Obama or Romney WILL win the next election, not Johnson. If reelected, President Obama will stay on this path and take at least that next step and would set us up for a century of mediocrity and set the stage for someone else to take that second step into tyranny.
Only Mitt Romney as President gives our country any hope of seeing a libertarian future. He will overspend, he will make decisions you and I will find offensive, but we will survive to fight another day. He clearly does not know the path to take but is smart enough to stop moving FORWARD, toward tyranny and will at least pause our decline into the abyss giving us a chance to keep fighting for our Founders and our children, a little longer.
Please pull the lever for Mitt Romney in the voting booth. You can tell Gary Johnson you voted for him and no one will know anything to the contrary and we need this one last sliver of a chance to save the greatest country to have ever existed on this earth.
Albemarle Truth in Taxation Alliance
and Respectful Student of Dr. James Lark