Thursday, September 4, 2008

Quick thoughts on the election

As this election cycle drags on it becomes more and more obvious to me just how close Senator Obama and Senator McCain are on a wide range of issues.  And while I certainly don't support either of their campaigns for the presidency, I am an independant with strong libertarian leanings after all, I think I have made up my mind as to which one of them I want to win, McCain.

There are two reasons for this.  The first is that in all likely hood three supreme court seats will opent up in the next 8 years, if not the next 4.  My libetairian idology forces me to be a much stronger supporter of justices who tend to support a more conservative interpritation of the constitution, as opposed to those who would have a more liberal interpritation.  Based on that I believe that Senator McCain will appoint far better justices than Senator Obama.

The second reason I want McCain to win is because of the current hot issue of universal health care.  While I believe that every American should have access to health care, I am strongly opposed to the government being the vehical through which it is provided.  With the current democratic attitude towards this issue it would be disastorous to have both a democratic controlled congress and a democratic president at the same time.

So while I won't be voting for Senator McCain or Senator Obama, there are 3 or 4 other candidates for President on the ballot after all, between the two of them I really do hope Senator McCain is able to walk away the victor come November.

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