The American electorate needs to go on rehab. A slow and forthright process has to be followed in order to clear the body politic of the toxins that have built up over the last five decades. It will require a mindset adjustment.
It’s ironic that candidates from both major parties continually flirt with the concept of liberty, but never follow through in their practices, often promoting and implementing policies that discourage freedom. They prefer policies that throw a few scraps at the masses to keep us in check; to discourage us from the critical thinking and mutual cooperation necessary for getting things done.
I cannot and will not support either major party. They are a duopoly that has created and encouraged gridlock for too long. It’s time to look at other options. It’s time to abandon the choice of the lesser of two evils. It’s not about party. It’s about how you want your government to reflect the basic principles that set this country apart from any other on the globe.
I will use my vote to help us start that long journey toward purging this system of malaise. I keep hearing from apologist how every person’s vote counts. I hear the “inmates” of the political system saying the two-party system is all we have so hold your nose, close your eyes and pick one. No more.
For this reason, I’m voting for Gary Johnson, candidate for the Libertarian Party. Is he the perfect candidate? No. Does Las Vegas give him a chance of winning? No. What my vote will do, along with millions of voters who want change, is set a course toward a better electoral system and hopefully decision making system for a society that has grown cynical about its relationship with government.
It’s time for us to seek the possibilities of a better political economy.