Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Why I Wouldn't Vote for Obama

President Obama recently signed the NDAA into law.  This gives the U.S. government the right to indefinitely detain anyone - including U.S. citizens - under mere suspicion of being a terrorist.

No due process.  No innocent-until-proven-guilty as per section 11.1 of the Declaration of Human Rights.

But hey, he signed it "with reservations" and promised never to enact the policy under his own administration, so let's give him a break.

Do you think he is for the Occupy Wall Street movement?  That's hard to imagine given that he has received more Wall Street money than the GOP presidential candidates combined.

But hey, maybe it's part of some master plan to get elected a second type and then slap those Wall Street goons around, so let's give him a break.

Despite promising a greener future for the world, the Obama played a pitiful hand at the recently concluded GOP summit in Durban.

But hey, maybe it is part of some bigger plan that we can't see, so let's give him a break.

Where should we draw the line?  What act would be unforgivable?

How about the assassination of a U.S. citizen?  Under what circumstances would this be acceptable?

Anwar al-Awlaki and his 16 year old son Abdulrahman al-Awlaki are both U.S. citizens are were specifically targeted by a U.S. drone bomber in Yemen.

This is unacceptable.  Not enough George W. did this sort of thing.

Obama crossed the line-that-should-not-be-crossed and this is why I wouldn't vote for him.

I wouldn't vote for any republican either.

Rick Perry is a raging homophobe.  Santorum thinks global warming is a hoax and gay relations are no better than "man on child, man on dog" relations.  And Mitt Romney thinks corporations are people.

Anyone of these candidates would be worse than Obama, but Obama did the unthinkable and this disqualifies him.

I'd be looking outside the two major parties for my vote.  Maybe this guy.

He is an champion of LGBT rights, environmental sustainability, an antiwar advocate, and limits donations to $100 a person.