Both have proposed and implemented socialist schemes for healthcare that establish and consolidate government control of this life-and-death sector of our economic life. With respect to the purported lawfulness of abortion, and enforcement by law of so-called “rights” for homosexuals, both have adopted stances incompatible with the premise that basic human rights are endowed by the Creator, not by government invention. With respect to the use and abuse of judicial power, both have adopted stances that erase the constitutional separation of powers. Both have expressed and acted on the pretense that, per se, judicial opinions have the force of law even when, without warrant of law or constitutional provision, they purport to ignore, alter, innovate, or abolish laws duly enacted by the legislative branch, or constitutional provisions duly ratified by the people.
Obama has done so dramatically with respect to the immigration laws of the United States; and as Commander-in-Chief, by imposing upon military personnel the obligation to accept and show respect for the practice of homosexuality (doing so even though this contravenes the otherwise lawful and indispensable tenets of their conscientious religious belief). On the other hand, Mitt Romney has also contravened the constitutional separation of powers by saying that he will continue Obama’s enforcement of respect for homosexuality in the military; by consistently claiming that, of itself, the judicial opinion of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court compelled his unlawful imposition of gay marriage in Massachusetts; and by declaring, contrary to the requirements of respect for the God-endowed unalienable right to life, that the murder of innocent nascent children “should be lawful” in cases of rape and incest.
Romney and Obama also agree in accepting the provision of purported law that allows the military arrest and indefinite detention of persons by the U.S. government without due process of law; the coercion of religious conscience by government pursuant to implementing specious “abortion rights” in the health sector; and the tyrannical dictation of economic activity that by law requires individuals to purchase health insurance against their will, or subsidize by private contribution health services that contravene their conscience.
Any one of these derogations from the premises of liberty is sufficient, by itself, to destroy, as a matter of fact, the peaceful enjoyment of God-endowed rights that is the purpose for which “governments are instituted among men.” No one loyal to the republican form of government required by the U.S. Constitution can or should vote for or support any candidate whose embrace of such derogatory policies abandons, contradicts, and destroys the foundations for the republican form of government. Therefore, no one loyal to liberty can or should vote for either Barack Obama or Mitt Romney.
The powers-that-be presently in control of the Democrat and Republican parties have thus contrived to offer no choice for liberty in the 2012 electoral contest for President of the United States. People who say that voters “have no choice” but to vote for one or the other of these candidates confirm, by that statement alone, that they have themselves abandoned their birthright as Americans. They also reveal their abandonment of allegiance to the Constitution of the United States. That Constitution provides for three separate and co-equal branches of government, including a legislative branch empowered (by proper vote of a constitutionally-sufficient majority) to oversee, thwart, and even remove from any position of authority under the U.S. Constitution, individuals who fail to respect the provisions and requirements of the republican form of government it demands. The Constitution also reserves the residual sovereign authority of the state governments, and of the people in their respective states, to act in defense of the provisions and requirements of republican government. So the elections for the U.S. House and Senate, as well as the choice of representatives for state and local offices, remain available as critically important means to thwart advancing tyranny.