The Electoral College, the President, and the States

When I started back up blogging 2 and a half months ago, one of the reasons I wanted to blog is because so often Internet memes get it wrong.  I often agree with the intent of some of the memes, but often there is some misleading information in the meme.  Here is just one example of such a misleading meme. Okay.  This map does accurately represent roughly half of the population.  And yes, each county is fairly accurately represented.  However, we don’t know that this map actually indicated how people voted.  Looking at the Guardians Presidential Map (by county), we

My Vote for President

If you had asked me back in July after the Republican National Convention who I was going to vote for, I would have told you without equivocation that I was voting for Ted Cruz by writing him in.  My support for Cruz was not something that I took lightly.  When I first took note of his candidacy, I was hesitant. I thought to myself, who is this first term Senator with not much experience at the federal level or the executive level to think he is the best man for the job.  But I was willing to investigate him.  I

False Dichotomies: Trump vs. Clinton

Well, for the first time I was actually able to watch about 30 minutes of the debate.  What can I say, I am a busy father of six who also volunteers for my church. As I watched the debate, one thing became clear to me.  There isn’t much difference between these two candidates. If you listened to either of them and their campaigns they will try to get you to believe that they are different.  However, the fact is that most of the information you hear that you should vote for me because I am not as bad as the

Presidential Candidate Preview: Darrell Castle

When I am not a fan of the Republican candidates that are available to vote for, I tend to lean towards the Constitution party candidate.  Their party platform is the closest to my political leaning and I know that if they were elected that I could feel confident that they would make and support laws that would reflect my ideology. Recently, Glenn Beck gave his endorsement of Darrell Castle, and I understand why, but I want to review his platform myself.  Perhaps the best place to learn about a candidate in the 21st century is to look at the website

Stop telling me that I am not voting for Trump because he is imperfect

There I said it. Stop telling me that I am not voting for Trump because he is a sinner.  Stop making assumptions about why I am not voting for Trump.  Stop telling me that Trump is the conservative in this race and the reason we should be voting for him. The reality is that most of the people who are voting for Trump are people who are voting against Clinton. The reality is that Trump is NOT a conservative.  My faith that Trump will nominate pro-life supreme court judges is a virtual zero.  Look at his history.  He has supported

Presidential Candidate Preview: Evan McMillan

So, I was holding off on mentioning any of the Presidential candidates until something newsworthy came up about them.  The problem is that the two front runners for the office of POTUS are such jokes, there isn’t enough media time to give any of the tertiary candidates free air time.  Not to mention, that most of the rest of the candidate are too stable to ever warrant air time because of something outrageous they did. Until now, I haven’t spent a lot of time studying McMillan.  While I think he is sincere in his candidacy, I believe that he is