As I told my friends regarding homosexuality, I made the argument that it has nothing to do with either biology or "choice" but rather being honest about yourself and embracing your true self. It’s always good to be honest about who you are in order to live a more fulfilling life instead of living a lie. I, for one am an agnostic because I gave up religion and realized that I gave it a shot but it didn’t work out. Being true to yourself always helps when you want to lead in some office whether it’s city council or congress.
Then, you have those who irrationally defend themselves by saying "I’m not gay!" or "I’m not a witch!", implying that being gay or a witch is some kind of curse. If someone accused you of murder, you would obviously respond that you are not because no one wants to be accused of murder. However, when someone accuses you of being gay or a witch, the preferable answer should be "No, I’m not gay or a witch, but if I was, I would be okay with it." This is where Christine O’Donnell comes into play.
There was so much fake controversy on the fact that she "dabbled in witchcraft" as if that’s a bad thing. The thing that really should upset most is that she distanced herself from that comment as if she was trying to get rid of a pimple. In this case, I felt that she was throwing wiccans under the bus as if they are bloodsucking vampires. Then she released an ad saying that "I’m not a witch, I’m you." However, as many have pointed out, I would not mind that she was a witch as long as she advocates for free markets, free trade, sound money, and a noninterventionist foreign policy.
Then, there’s the whole masturbation episode where she said on MTV in 1996 that she was against masturbation since she saw it as lustful. Personally, I could care less about this issue, but we should be wary if she tries to outlaw it. The one thing I can’t stand about politicians above everything else is that they attempt to impose their moral values on others (Ron Paul is not immune to this criticism due to his support of the Sanctity of Life Act, but that’s another issue). You have many senate candidates like Rand Paul (who I used to support until recently when he started to sound way too much like a xenophobic, pro-Israel, pro-war neocon and started to betray many of us who support his dad), Sharron Angle, Joe Miller, Joe Buck and countless others who want to outlaw all abortions. As a libertarian, that’s what gets me about these statist clowns in DC.
Again, if I met Christine O’Donnell I would remind her that it’s okay to be a witch and to hold the views she does as long as she swears to support the constitution and individual liberty. If she doesn’t then she will be just another Republican who will expand government even more. I will post another diary about the Republicans’ love for big government soon, but to end this, Christine O’Donnell need to embrace their true selves and encourage others to do so because that is one way to win the voters this November.