The Lesser of Two Evils
By Dr. Scott Lively
By now it’s pretty obvious to everyone that its nearly impossible for an Independent to win the governorship of Massachusetts.
It’s not an issue of ideology. There are three Independents in this race: Evan Falchuck is a far left liberal. Jeff McCormick is a left-leaning moderate. And I’m a strong conservative. But even taken together we haven’t broken 10 or 12 % in the polls that I’ve seen.
The problem is that Massachusetts voters have been conditioned to vote for the lesser of two evils. That’s a really big problem for conservatives because both of the major parties are in the hands of the political Left.
This message is not directed at people who put party ahead of principles. I’m speaking to the values voters: pro-life and pro-family people, supporters of the 2nd Amendment and all of the constitution, home schoolers, church goers, advocates of smaller government, small business people. The people of principles.
I want to challenge *you*. If you don’t stand on your principles, then what good are they? And if you don‘t assert those principles when it matters most, how do you ever expect things to change?
In the past, voting for the lesser of two evils was about all you could do because those were your only choices. But in this election you have me. Scott Lively is a stalwart pro-life, pro-family, constitutionalist conservative. I’m experienced, I’m qualified and I speak the plain truth without apology or equivocation.
This time you don’t have to vote for the lesser of two evils, you can vote for good.
I know a lot of you are going to vote for me already, and I thank you, but now I want to speak to those who intend to vote for Charlie Baker, thinking he is the lesser of two evils.
I reject that fallacy. Charlie Baker represents the greater evil because he is a traitor to his conservative base and his election would be a death blow to the conservatives hope of recapturing the party.
If Baker gets elected, you will never again see a real conservative candidate for governor coming out of the GOP. If they know they can trample your most precious values and not be held accountable, why would they ever stop taking you for granted?
Now I agree that Martha Coakley would be a terrible governor. She’s an outright Socialist and corrupt. But isn’t that what Massachusetts needs -- a little shock therapy? Don’t you think a full dose of far-left liberalism would prepare the voters for a good conservative in the next election?
Remember that Arkansas would never have gotten Mike Huckabee if they hadn’t first endured Bill and Hillary Clinton. And America would never have elected Ronald Reagan, the best president of the past hundred years, if we hadn’t first suffered through four years of Jimmy Carter.
I know that it would take a miracle from God for Scott Lively to be elected governor in 2014. But I believe in miracles and more importantly, I believe in standing on my principles, win or lose.
I want to make a deal with you. Stand with me on principle by voting for Scott Lively on November 4th . If we win, we give the glory to God!
If we lose, we keep right on campaigning on November 5th and spend 2015 taking the Republican Party back from the RINOs. I’ll re-register as a Republican and work with you to build a statewide conservative coalition and a team of good principled candidates who can together work to revive and restore this commonwealth.
If we can prove to the establishment Republicans that we have the power and the will to veto their RINO agenda, we’ll call the shots in all future elections and bring the disaffected Independents back into the party
On November 4th, don’t vote for the lesser of two evils! Trust God and Vote Your Values.
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