I happened upon Dan Spalding’s article on Donald Rainwater through the Facebook page Indiana Republicans Against Governor Holcomb. I felt compelled to relate my thoughts.
I am a lifetime party-line voter for the Republican Party. I voted Holcomb. Prior to hearing about Donald Rainwater, I was going to abstain from the Gubernatorial vote altogether, which is against my nature but I found myself unable to support Holcomb this year.
I am a pro-life Christian. I am pro-Second Amendment. I am pro-Constitution. I have no interest in smoking pot. I’m sick of masks just like everyone I know in central Indiana.
I suppose what compelled my writing to you was your description of Rainwater as an “Anti-masker who supports decriminalizing pot.” If that is truly your complete picture of what Rainwater’s brand of politics represent, you may be missing the real story.
I am sick of government. I am sick of being overtaxed, over-regulated, miseducated, taxed again and scolded for not paying my fair share. I’m sick of being called names because I like Trump. I’m tired of watching cities burn down around the country in the name of equality. I’m tired of the surveillance state. I’m sick of being a literal milk cow for whoever happens to get voted in by the other milk cows.
Enter Donald Rainwater.
I’ve had a love-hate relationship with the Libertarian party for years. I always said “Best ideas, worse candidates!” I’ll stand by that today. I have no interest in Jorgensen for POTUS. I’m with Trump. But Rainwater? Here in Indiana, I’m ready to roll the dice.
Legalize pot. I’m not smoking it. Reduce/eliminate taxes? I’m there. Give me school choice? Stop taking my money to give to Planned Parenthood, Microsoft or some other tax bonus for some billionaire? Stop playing paddy cake with China? I’m ALL about that. Stop requiring licenses to cut hair or paint fingernails. You have my vote, sir! I want to be left alone.
To those who may be tempted to scold me and say that I need the government to survive, I say I’m willing to chance it without them. Believe me. America fought to dump this kind of ‘benevolent dictatorship’. Let’s do it again! Donald Rainwater looks like our best shot at a foothold here in Indiana.
That, sir, is the larger picture that you may have missed. I don’t know how many people I may represent but I know I’m not alone.
Ian D. Farnsley