That is the grossly misleading title on the Breitbart story talking about a statement Glenn Beck released on Facebook a couple of days ago. And they aren’t alone. There are a lot of people on the blogoshpere and social media seem to be losing their minds over it. But the response doesn’t make sense at all.
I do not understand what about Beck’s statement is difficult to comprehend, but the reaction to it makes me seriously worried about people’s ability to reason. (Though I guess I shouldn’t be surprised. We wouldn’t have these two candidates if more people could reason well.) Nowhere in his statement does Beck say he will be voting for Hillary, nor does he urge others to vote for her. He simply says Trump is not a worthy candidate and states he is okay with the consequences of listening to his conscience and not voting for Trump. He says a vote for Trump (and the same principle should be applied to Hillary for that matter) is an endorsement of evil. That is nowhere near condoning a vote for Hillary. And not voting for Trump is not the same thing as voting for Hillary. I am tired of hearing people spout this logical fallacy (bifurcation) as if it is fact. It is a false dichotomy; there are more than two choices. And as unpopular as it is, abstaining looks like the only moral option at this point.
“For what is a man profited, if he shall gain the Supreme Court, and lose his own soul?”