Why I May Write-In Rick Santorum On April 26th

I feel that most may concur with my sentiments that this primary season has been eventful and rather, in a word, depressing.  We started out the primary season with many candidates, quite a number of them are great conservatives.  And now we are left with a liberal lite RINO, a tyrannical blowhard and a snobby less than pure conservative junior senator.

I, like others, had great hopes when we entered this race.  Where have we gone so horribly wrong?  It seems that the Republican parties failed policies and continued push on voters to “give us the majority in the House” and “give us the majority in the senate” and thing will get done.  To only have been met with “Well we tried, and Obama won’t let us do anything, so give us the presidency too!”  Voters and formerly staunch supporters of certain candidates who have strong conservative records and lists of accomplishments have all become so disillusioned that candidates like Donald Trump and Ted Cruz became the poster children of their crushed feelings and animosity toward the party.

Not that I am defending the party leadership, but there is a rather large difference in supporting a genuine, winning candidate with a conservative record whom the party somewhat dislikes and someone who is outright vile and thinks calling people out in public after private discussions is hard core and inspiring.  In one leap and bound we have gone from peaceful activism to full out assault on the party leaders and refuses to work with anyone.

In 2012 I was a staunch supporter and volunteer for Rick Santorum, so joining agains this past time was a no brainer for me.  He had a strong record of accomplishments, getting conservative legislation passed while working with his colleagues on his side of the isle and across.  A deep understanding of foreign policy and immigration, he should have been a shoe in after coming in 2nd behind Romney.  But the field flooded, and others saw the affect of his message and took bits that they claimed for themselves, Trump essentially took Rick’s whole blue collar message and morphed it and voiced in his bombastic way.  Cruz, after taking Rick’s hard line immigration policies went from a C on Numbers USA and now has an A+.

I have been thinking and praying hard about since after Rick dropped and I switched to supporting Rubio, who then also dropped out the next month.  It leaves me with pondering what will let my conscience rest easiest, knowing that I used my vote and voice. The primary process for me has always been a way for me to vote for my candidate no matter what happened prior to.  I voted for Rick in 2012 even though he had dropped out the previous week, and he still was competitive and took 2nd place over Ron Paul and Newt Gingrich who were still running.  I’m not saying that is what will happen this time, as a write-in that is highly unlikely.

I just know that for me, writing in my candidate keeps my conscience clear, especially when I feel that none of the three candidates running are really deserving of my vote in the primary.  Call me crazy, but this is my firmly held belief.  The general will be different, but in the primary my vote will always go to the true conservative with the best record.

An Open Letter To Ignorant Walking Dead Viewers

Since the season finale of the Walking Dead, I have come across the most inept fans and reviewers who don’t seem to get anything and are incapable of googling to learn idly squat from the comics to understand what is coming.

First of all, for those confused about Carol’s direction. Since the death of Sam and family she has taken a step back from her bad ass survival side and taken stock of what she has done and what has happened. She counts the number of people she has killed, by her hand and by her actions. Sam was just the death that broke Carol from her steely exterior that she built up after the death of her daughter Sophia.  We saw her break a little when she knew she had to kill Lizzie after she killed her sister.

The latter half of this season for her has been a change of heart and realizing that the world she was living in cannot exist without accepting Morgans philosophy. The two would have to find a middle ground.  Which is something that we see in the final.  Carol has accepted the savior killing her as her punishment, the only way she feels she can atone for all of the lives she has taken.  When the savior asks if she has suffered enough she responds “Probably not.”  Then continues to yell at the savior to come back and finish her off as he is disheartened with her acceptance of her death.  Morgan though makes it in the nick of time to save Carol from the final gunshot.

Also, the moment that happened next, for those who are clueless to who the men in armor were. That just so happens to be the biggest introduction and reveal from the comics, that has been completely ignored because of this whole brouhaha over the “Who Died” fiasco.

Those men are from the Kingdom, run by former zookeeper Ezekiel and his pet tiger Shiva.    A place like Alexandria and the Hilltop, and also are under the thumb of Negan and the Saviors.  The residents of the Kingdom serve as knights and serve Ezekiel at a transformed high school.

Furthermore if viewers knew this and dug deeper they could find out what, most likely, the next arc will be for season 7.  In the comics after Negan puts Rick and all of Alexandria under his reign of terror, Rick and his group discover the Kingdom.  They begin to work together and formulate a plan to go up against and take down Negan and the Saviors.  It will most likely lead to big event in the mid season, and then the latter half of season 7 will probably take the arc from the comic All Out War.

And thus I end my informative rant.  You’re welcome.