Despite what some people might think, he's not out to ruin our country. He's got a few different goals, for sure. "Bring the United States of America to Ruin" doesn't fall under that list. On the contrary, I believe he's got a higher purpose in mind.
People claim that he's the anti-Christ, all the time. They claim that by voting for him, you're "throwing your vote away", or "taking votes away from (someone), who might actually have a chance at winning the election". I disagree.
I believe in our system. As much as I hate to admit it, we've got a good thing going here. One of the few things that plagues me, however, is the way that people who choose to vote for someone who is outside of the current system are mistreated.
In a perfect system, your vote would be counted. In a perfect system, the idiots' votes would be cast out. In a perfect system, the person best suited (as determined by the country as a majority) for the job would be voted in, to run our country for the next four years.
We, my friends, do not live in a perfect world. Because we do not, our lives are harder. Our decisions more hard. We do not live in a perfect world, and therefore, we cannot, without undue criticism, simply vote for who we believe in, heart and soul above the competition.
I choose, forevermore, to vote for the person I believe in. I will take my vote to heart. If there is no one in an election that I approve of, I will abstain from voting. It's a pure reflection of the beliefs I hold, and therefore, I do not apologize.
I will vote, this year. I will vote for Ralph Nader. His points, the same as they were four (long) years ago, reflect too closely upon my own heart for me to not vote for him. He is someone who speaks to me.. not only through words, but through his actions. His passion in refusing to withdraw - simply because the simpler-minded of our countrymen have asked him to - is invigorating. He shows a passion for life, and not just political life, that draws me to him.
I care not whom I am "taking votes away from".. mostly because were it not for him, I would not be voting. Cast ye stones where ye may, but I love who I am, and because I believe in this country - enough to believe we can change, and be more perfect - I will vote for someone I believe in.