Thanks to everyone who wrote to us regarding our last article. Many of you suggested there was a conservative tilt to our piece. We assure you we had no such intention in writing about post-election “winners” and “losers”. Rather, we sought to identify industries and sectors that would benefit or struggle as a result of a Republican or Democratic White House.
It is important to note that the Republicans are typically viewed as pro-business whereas the Democrats are usually associated with social policies – usually at the expense of the private sector. As such, writing from an economic and investment point of view is probably what caused our article to have a conservative tilt.
In fairness to the liberal contingency, we are making available the lyrics to one of our favorite protest songs. Please write to us and we’ll send you the lyrics to Bob Dylan’s “Master’s of War”.
All kidding aside, please keep those comments coming. We love hearing from you.
With our somewhat suspect “mea culpa” behind us, we’d like to address who will receive our vote come November.
This election like many others seems be less about who is the best candidate and more about whom we dislike the least. Both candidates have their pros and cons but neither one represents an inspiring choice.
The good news from Senator Kerry is that the Democrats tend to be socially liberal. The bad news is that they tend to be fiscally liberal. The good news from President Bush is that the Republicans tend to be fiscally conservative. The bad news is that they tend to be socially conservative – a fact that should be emphasized as up to four seats on the Supreme Court may be vacated over the next four years.
As such, we’re denying our vote to both Senator Kerry and President Bush. Apollo Wealth Management, Ltd. is proud to endorse Michael Badnarik – the Libertarian Party candidate. It’s our money so let us keep and spend it as we choose Senator Kerry. They’re our lives so let us live them how we choose President Bush.
Finally, for those of you with itchy trigger finger just waiting to fire off an angry e-mail about wasting votes on a third-party candidate with no chance of winning, we’re already aware of this so there’s no need to point it out. However, we don’t see it as wasting votes. We see it as the free exercise of our right to free speech as guaranteed by the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution and defended by our brave troops who have fought around the world to protect freedom and a government “of the people, by the people and for the people”.
We wish only the best of luck to all candidates and encourage each and every one of you to get out and vote. Let your voice be heard and speak up for what you believe in – or else someone will speak for you!