Memphis attorney Darrell Castle is the 2016 presidential nominee of the Constitution Party. The Constitution Party’s nominee usually gets on the ballot in Virginia, so I should have the option of voting for Castle. And I am considering doing just that. If I did, it wouldn’t be the first time I voted for a candidate from that party. I voted for the Constitution Party’s candidate in 2004 and again in 2008. In 2004, I could not vote for George W. Bush for re-election, even though I voted for him in 2000. His decision to get us into the war in Iraq disqualified him for another term as far as I was concerned. And I certainly couldn’t vote for liberal John Kerry. In 2008, I refused to vote for John McCain, who was way to moderate on many social issues for my taste. Of course, a vote Barack Obama was completely out of the question.
Now it's 2016 and we are faced with the choice of Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton. Trump has never been a real conservative, although he can probably molded into one by the Republican Party. But just how long would it stick? Trump also seems to want to operate as a bully or dictator. In addition, he appears to be out of control much of the time. And Clinton? Where do I begin? She is probably the most liberal candidate ever to be nominated by either party. She has allowed Bernie Sanders and his ilk to pull her way too far to the left. And that includes being in favor of socialism and against all restrictions on abortion. She has also completely sold out to the radical LGBT lobby. The option to vote for Mr. Castle, who believes in sticking to the original principles of our Constitution, is looking better all the time.