After any big decision, many of us ask this question. And after such a staggeringly important decision as electing the next President of the United States of America, we might wish to do some reflection after either the joy of victory or the pain of disappointment (whichever is applicable to you) is gone. Granted, this question will answer itself after four years or so. But it’s easy to answer in hindsight, and foresight with even a modicum of accuracy is a rare gift indeed.
For those of you who voted in the US Election, do you feel that it is ethically/morally justifiable to cast a vote in support of either John McCain or Barack Obama, both of whom quite knowingly lied about the nature of their opponent’s plans, both of whom are members of parties that have a long history of misappropriating taxpayer funds, both of whom made promises that they would be unable to keep?
I certainly don’t think so. But maybe you do, because apparently a rather large percentage of Americans cast a vote for one of the two. So I ask for your thoughts.