Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Josh Carples: Countdown to apathy: 2012

  I think I'm beginning to understand apathy...

  ...and I don't really like it.

  I vote, but I'm starting to understand why some people don't.

  The national election train wreck has been happening for quite a while now. I won't even say "recent" because Mitt Romney has been running for president for what - 8 years or something?

  Look at the choices.

  Rick Santorum is a front runner?! The man seems to truly desire a theocracy, but then talks about freedom, and he seems to genuinely not understand that those two things are opposites. Then you've got Romney who has held both sides of every position, depending on what's needed at the time - but he might just be able to buy a win.

  Who's left? Newt Gingrich? The family-values conservative who left cancer-stricken wife number two for mistress-turned-wife number three and tries to make a comeback while people still vilify John Edwards for the same thing.

  And Ron Paul, who, to his credit, makes much more sense than the other three, but he hasn't won a state yet and continues to rank last in most polls I've seen. Right or wrong, he comes across as the lovable grandfather who tells stories of a faked moon landing.

  And then there's the current president who thought it was a good idea to sign the newest National Defense Authorization Act which authorizes the indefinite detention of U.S. citizens. And it got to his desk from the Republicans and Democrats that make up the House and Senate. Even with the things he has done that I agree with, I can't stand by this 6th Amendment violation.

  And then you've got Rush Limbaugh who shows a true lack of any sort of class by taking to the airwaves calling women "sluts" because they had the nerve to take birth control that helps with medical issues not even related to sex. And Pat Robertson letting his normal level of crazy out by blaming the victims of recent tornadoes for the weather because, you know, they didn't pray enough.

  I vote. I just wish there was someone worth voting for.

  About the author: Josh Carples is the managing editor of the Capital City Free Press.

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