In a Sept. 18 column published on, Kurt Schlichter urges libertarian leaning folks to suck it up and vote for Mitt Romney.

“How come?” you might ask.

Why, to protect the Constitution, of course!!

Seriously, you can’t make this stuff up.

Schlichter first reminds his readers that the next president “will get two or three Supreme Court picks,” and argues that denying Romney your vote counts as “a choice for a collectivist…over a man who picked a guy, Paul Ryan, who understands capitalism and its unbreakable link to human freedom.”

Indeed, we need good solid “conservative” Supreme Court justices like President G.W. Bush appointee John “a penalty is a tax” Roberts.

But beyond that, Schlichter insists we must cast our ballot for Romney because Obama spent the last four years trampling the Constitution (and he has). After all, as he points out, “When freedom becomes inconvenient, Democrats drop it like it’s hot.”

Good point – because Republicans NEVER drop freedom when it becomes inconvenient *cough-cough…ahem – drug war*

So Schlichter makes an impassioned plea.

“Ron Paul guys, Gary Johnson guys, Virgil Goode guys… the Constitution needs you. It needs you now. It needs you to put hard, hurt feelings aside and help elect the only one of the two candidates who has any chance of moving America in the direction you want.”

So let me get this straight – libertarian leaning Americans must vote for a man who supports federal meddling in health care, NDAA detention provisions, a federal drug war, the Patriot Act, TARP, federal intervention in education and undeclared wars because Obama has trampled the Constitution?

Like I said, you simply can’t make this stuff up. Voting for Romney to protect the Constitution is like voting for the iceberg to protect the Titanic.

Mike Maharrey

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