Perhaps no election in modern history is more important than this year's. Public confidence in institutions is at an all time low. Congress, the media, large business, regulators and even the election process itself are all suspect. The integrity of the political primary processes of both major political parties have been called into question therefore bringing the legitimacy of their nominees into question. Economic uncertainty, illegal immigration and fear of terrorism have made people more vulnerable to authoritarian leadership and perhaps more accepting of centralize control.
The importance of adherence to principles of liberty, a constitutional government and protection of individual rights has never been greater. There is a desire among people for someone to "do something". Indeed, we are entering dangerous times. The failures of big, centralized government have become quite obvious to the electorate. We need to support principled leaders who understand the constitution and will govern by it.