Four years later

The correct response to the presidential candidates Americans are presented — again:

When offered a choice between two politically intolerable alternatives, it is important to choose neither. And when that choice is presented in rival arguments and debates that exclude from public consideration any other set of possibilities, it becomes a duty to withdraw from those arguments and debates, so as to resist the imposition of this false choice by those who have arrogated to themselves the power of framing the alternatives.
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Why should we reject both? Not primarily because they give us wrong answers, but because they answer the wrong questions.

Namely, which flavor of control you prefer.

Choosing the lesser of two evils is still a choice to serve evil. Alasdair MacIntyre wrote the still-timely piece for the 2004 election, which you can read here.

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