If you have lost all respect for me, then feel free to ignore me. I promise you that I won't miss your replies to me, and I'm happy to let my responses speak for themselves.
I said, "You accuse everyone who votes Libertarian of moral hypocrisy, picking and choosing their principles, acting sanctimonious, and those here of engaging in slander. You are so out of line."
You replied, "I don't think so, Steve"
But what about in post #52, addressed to me and "(and to the others voting Libertarian)", where you say, "The moral hypocrisy here is picking and choosing when to stand up to your principles according to your line of reasoning of what that means. You feel sanctimonious when standing up and voting for a candidate that will probably not win. And later in the same post, "...whatever slander du jour I get these days."
"I don't think so"? So either you meant that you didn't say those things, which the posts prove that you did, or that you believe that is "in line" to call everyone who votes Libertarian a moral hypocrite, picking and choosing their principles, sanctimonious, and engaging in slander.
Yes Steve, that is exactly what I meant. That having to respond to slander and pointing out the sanctimonious condemnations justifies my response and is completely in line.
You've worked yourself up into such a lather about the "sanctioning of evil" - What do think it means? If you vote for the lesser of two evils you are sanctioning the lesser of two evils - that shouldn't be hard to understand.
Likewise Steve, it shouldn't be hard to understand for you to say Rand also sanctioned evil by picking between the best of available options, and that you yourself continue to pay taxes to stave off your execution in order to avoid imprisonment, which is also something that should not be hard to understand, yet for some reason for you it is.
Now Steve changes the moral conditions for when someone is sanctioning evil:
YES, JOHN, Ayn Rand was sanctioning the least of three evils but only because there were no non-evils in her view.
Ah yes!!! I see it now Steve!! Choosing between the lesser of two evils is sanctioning evil, but choosing between the lesser of THREE evils, is no longer sanctioning evil!!
[Waiting to hear how Rand was sanctioning evil. Continuing to believe you're just a moral hypocrite]