Any supporter of either presidential candidate, frankly, needs to be ashamed of their selves, in my opinion…
And let the bashing begin.
Honestly I find it hard to believe people still believe there are only two choices out there still. Frankly a lot of this is taken straight from his website in the hopes there are more of you who need to know there ARE other candidates.
The Libertarian party is promoting Governor Gary Johnson, who has been referred to as the ‘most fiscally conservative Governor’ in the country, and was the Republican Governor of New Mexico from 1994-2003.
“A successful businessman before running for Governor of New Mexico in 1994, Gary Johnson started a door-to-door handyman business to help pay his way through college. Twenty years later, he had grown that business into one of the largest construction companies in New Mexico, with more than 1,000 employees.”
“He cut taxes 14 times while never raising them. When he left office, New Mexico was one of only four states in the country with a balanced budget. Term-limited, Johnson retired from public office in 2003. He states, “I hope that people will see that we don’t have to sit by the sidelines and watch as the two major parties limit their choices to slightly different flavors of the status quo. It is, in fact, possible to join the fray, stand up for principles and offer a real alternative.”
From his Facebook page: “Governor Johnson brings a distinctly business-like mentality to governing, believing that public policy decisions should be based on costs and benefits rather than strict ideology.” If you ask me—government has no business in personal decisions anyway.
The Libertarian Party platform, in summary is: “As Libertarians, we seek a world of liberty; a world in which all individuals are sovereign over their own lives and no one is forced to sacrifice his or her values for the benefit of others.
We believe that respect for individual rights is the essential precondition for a free and prosperous world, that force and fraud must be banished from human relationships, and that only through freedom can peace and prosperity be realized.”
If you think voting for a third party candidate is throwing away your vote, you are part of the problem, as this article in the Detroit Free Press explains: freepress.org/article/ wasted-vote-myth . Your vote will let the powers that be know that change is needed whereas if you continue to vote as you always have done—for the lesser of two evils—you still end up with the evil that is the current two leading candidates.
I am not a fan of Ted Cruz, but like him, I would rather stand on my principles and sleep at night as opposed to voting for either the Democratic or Republican nominee this year. Another good article on the 3rd party vote: www.thefiscaltimes.com/Columns/2016/06/21/Your-Vote- Third-Party-Candidate-Won-t-Be- Waste-2016. Aside from that, here is where you can find more information on Gary Johnson: facebook.com/govgaryjohnson/ and www.johnsonweld.com firstname.lastname@example.org