Ponder what socialism does: In essence, in redistributes wealth, by force. Even if that force has a friendly American face, under the color of law, with a neat and orderly system of taxation, it is nonetheless still force. The bottom line is that under the socialist model, without my consent, some of my earnings are forcibly extracted from me and eventually put into the hands of another citizen that did not earn them. If I refuse to pay my taxes, then I will pay huge fines and/or go to prison. Period.I hate like heck to see Bob Barr get into the race on the Libertarian ticket. I am a gut-level fire-breathing libertarian, and I have shaken Bob Barr's hand and called him an American hero. But here's the reality — every vote for Bob Barr is a vote for a socialist America, an America that is antithesis for everything we have fought for and dreamed of. Every vote for Bob Barr is a vote to repudiate the Second Amendment, a vote to strip Americans of their firearms rights.
This one is for all the marbles, folks. We can't afford to cast a feel-good vote!