It has been widely reported I am either endorsing or voting for Hillary Clinton as president, and I stated that voting for Hillary is the ‘the moral and ethical’ choice. Let me be clear (and thankfully this is an easy one to dispel): None of this is true.
I am firmly against both Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton as potential presidents of the United States of America. I believe that neither candidate has the values, decency or principles to be the leader of the free world. And for the millionth time (though I presume not the last), I reject the notion of a binary choice. I will not vote for the ‘lesser of two evils.’
My Facebook post included in these reports is very clear:
If the consequence of standing against Trump and for principles is indeed the election of Hillary Clinton, so be it. At least it is a moral, ethical choice.
The 'moral, ethical' reference is not directed towards Hillary Clinton, but rather my decision to stand for and on my principles against the candidacy of Donald Trump. If other people share this principle and hence, Clinton is elected, at least my choice of sticking to my principles is, to me, moral and ethical.
Any attempt at putting words in my mouth or distorting this very clear statement is unfortunate and yet, not surprising. I challenge any objective reader to read my statement and come to a different conclusion.
Because of my appearance last night on VICE News Tonight, what I said was conflated to make it seem like I was endorsing someone who I have opposed for nearly 30 years. On VICE, I was asked if I considered voting for Hillary Clinton. I said that I had. I also said (which was included in the clip) that I could never vote for her.
As someone who believes that Donald Trump is wholly unfit for office, I have considered every alternative to his candidacy. I admit, I spent a moment thinking that if it is a binary choice as everyone claims, and I will not support Donald Trump, does that mean I should vote for Hillary Clinton? But my conclusion (that took me very little time – think nano seconds) was that voting for Hillary would still be in the camp of voting for the ‘lesser of two evils.’ And frankly, I don’t know who will be worse for our country or for conservatism (whatever that word means today).
Neither candidate is even close to what I expect and, as a citizen, demand from our leadership.
I am not endorsing anyone in this presidential cycle. If the election were today, I would vote for Darrell Castle of the Constitution Party – BUT – that is a) Not an endorsement and b) Subject to change.