Oh, man. Where do I start? There is so much going on in my head right now regarding the election. Maybe I'll just keep this post short and to the point. Let me just say that I really am
"But he's better than Obama."
I'm sick of hearing that too. What does it take to be better than Obama? Not much. We definitely need a higher standard.
And if you are a Christian, please don't use God as a reason to support Mitt Romney. Mitt Romney is a Mormon. He lives by a different gospel "not that there is another one" - Galatians 1:7. If you agree with him, that's one thing. But don't fool yourselves into thinking he is going to turn this nation back to God. He doesn't worship the same God we (Christians) do. His god is no better than Obama's.
I have come to the realization that I may never be able to vote for a true Christian. And that's o.k. God made it clear through His Word that government won't save us. Only Jesus can save us. One day, the government will be on HIS shoulder!
So what are we to do?
I can't tell YOU what to do. I can only tell you what I am going to do.
I am going to vote Libertarian. I do not agree with Gary Johnson on abortion. But right now, that's not something we need to waste our time debating. I do agree with Gary Johnson on FREEDOM. I believe people should be free to make their own decisions unless it harms someone else (murder, stealing, etc.). You cannot legislate morality. You cannot force someone's heart to be changed. But what is best for ALL of us is to get our freedoms back. We need to get back to being personally responsible for ourselves. We need to get back to helping others through churches and other private organizations. We are going to have to stop relying on the government to fix everything. Voting Republican will not do that. Mitt Romney said himself that there are things about Obama Care that he likes. He had his own health care plan in MA. A free market society is the best way to drive down costs and make it affordable.
I seriously I urge you to read about the Libertarian Party. Also, a friend of mine recommended a DVD series on economics by R.C. Sproul. I hope to check it out soon. R.C. Sproul is a reformed Christian Theologian. I'll try to find a link to those DVDs. This could be it... not sure. http://www.ligonier.org/store/christian-worldview-dvd/
Addition: I just found out that Ron Paul believes it is up to each state to decide on abortion. Gary Johnson does not. He is against any form of government making a law against abortion. Even though I didn't say so earlier in this post, I thought any libertarian would allow each state to decide on abortion, same sex marriage, etc. I do not think that is the case. I believe they are for legalizing it out-right.
So I may change my vote to a Ron Paul write-in.