Wise words from Dr. Jerry Pournelle

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From his blog: Chaos Manor

Trump’s still the designated nominee, and I see no valid argument for preferring either Hillary of Sanders. I know many don’t like him, or trust him to do what he says he will do. Irrelevant, in my judgment. I don’t want what Hillary says she will do, I don’t want what Sanders says he will do, and even if Trump doesn’t build his wall and cut taxes and the size of government, he is unlikely appoint Justices who think the Constitution is a scrap of paper, or to get us into a foreign war on principle and passion, and if wants a war he’s got to deal with ISIS; they’ve already declared war on us.

I could name people whom I’d prefer, but they weren’t in that crowd of seventeen we started with – you remember, back when Trump was the clown who couldn’t possibly win the nomination?

Give us the House and we’ll cut taxes and government spending. We gave them the House. Spending went up. Government grew. We need the Senate, we can’t do anything with no more than the power of the purse strings. We gave them the Senate. Taxes went up, the debt got bigger, government grew. We ran Romney for President. Taxes went up. The debt got bigger. Government grew. The foreign situation worsened.

But Trump can’t do it, some say. Obama and his successors don’t want to do it.

What he said! The 2016 election is more a vote for who we do not want rather than for who we think is best. Abstaining because the only option is Trump is a direct vote for Hillary and four more years of Federal bloat and excess. Writing in a different candidate is almost worse as it shows them that there are people stupid enough to throw their vote away and this only serves to encourage them. Ditto running a third party.

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