Dr. James Dobson of Focus on the Family “released a statement Tuesday detailing his personal opposition to McCain, saying if McCain is the nominee, he will sit this one out.”

“I cannot, and will not, vote for Sen. John McCain, as a matter of conscience.”

Since Dobson will not support Clinton or Obama, he will not cast a ballot for the presidency in the general election if John McCain does in fact become the Republican candidate.

What do you think of that?

I raised my kids on Dr. Dobson’s wise advise on his radio program. The resources for the family at Focus on the Family is invaluable.

But on this point, I disagree with him.

I think it would be a mistake not to vote.

Voting is not a matter of conscience.

Voting is choosing among the candidates who would be best for that office. You are not saying the one you vote for will be the best president. You are choosing from a slate of available candidates.

Sometimes it may mean voting for the one who will cause less harm.

Suppose Hitler was running for office against the anti-Christ, would I vote?

Yes, I would.

It would be my duty to choose the lesser of two evils in order to prevent the more evil one from prevailing.

If I do not vote, I am not speaking up against the anti-Christ, the devil. At least Hitler is less sneaky and after a few years he will die. But the anti-Christ will wield more power and cause much more devastation.

Ok, that example might be a little far-fetched…

But then again, a choice between McCain and Obama or Clinton…might come pretty close, haha!

4 Responses to “Dr. Dobson says he will not vote…”

  1. Tony Says:

    I’d vote for the anti-Christ.

    Cause I’m sure it will be part of God’s plan. It’ll be the fastest way to start the tribulation.

  2. Joyful Says:

    Got a point there, Tony. And we’ll be closer to the new heaven and the new earth.

    Bring it on!

  3. Danny Vice Says:

    I have a question for Conservatives who claim that there is something honorable about not voting for McCain. Who spend more of their time beating down a fellow Republican, while ignoring the extreme liberal forces that are about to kick their butts completely out of every branch of government.

    McCain was the worst choice for Replublicans, but they are about to make a bad choice into an insane result.

    This is not just about who will be President for 4 years. It’s about preventing a complete washout of all conservative influence.. How is having only 50% of McCain’s ear worse than having zip out of a liberal dictatorship who thinks all conservative thought is archaic?

    What is honorable about sitting on your butt at home, refusing to vote – allowing all branches of government to be swarmed by RABIDLY liberal opponents who have vowed to undo everything conservatives have fought to achieve over the past decade?

    I hear endless whining and griping from Conservatives – while the extreme liberals, who are bent on reversing every conservative principal – out number us at the polls nearly two to one. Is that principal or do conservatives just have a death wish to see our country turn to the extreme left (who has no problem getting their hind ends to the polls)..

    What is so conservative about beating down the (soon to be) nominee who supports our troops, instead of the extreme liberals who insult our troops and degrade them every single day in front of the entire world?

    By punishing John McCain for not being conservative enough – you are really punishing all conservatives by making absolutely sure they will be governed by radical, rabid liberalism for the next 4 to 8 years.

    By stomping your feet and refusing to help, you in turn assure that the laws of the land will have few conservatives in a position of power to stop a runaway liberal train that will further infiltrate our school, explode your tax burden and socialize every part of your life it can.

    If you must be dragged to the polls, then don’t bother complaining when our courts are swarmed by the liberals who will put judges in power.

    Please think twice before punishing the rest of us conservatives, who may not love McCain, but are smart enough to realize the living nightmare that will ensue, if things continue on the path they are going.

    I see nothing conservative about being so focused on the anthill, you completely ignore the volcano that’s about to wipe your entire cause out. That is not principal. That’s political suicide. Will conservatives ever learn?.

    Danny Vice

  4. Joyful Says:

    I basically agree with you, Danny. But if the Republicans would just stick to being conservative, they shouldn’t have voted for McCain in the first place. But the media gave him attention while not giving attention to conservatives like Thompson. And Republicans fell for it, choosing to be “moderate”. The Republican party is getting washed out by it’s own party.