Consider a Libertarian presidential candidate
I have spoken with many Americans who feel this is the least appealing presidential election in recent memory.
Barack Obama has done a poor job as our president, and most feel Mitt Romney would be almost as bad, if not worse.
Fortunately for us, there is someone else.
Former New Mexico Gov.
Gary Johnson, who has the same amount of executive experience as Romney, is running for president on the Libertarian Party line. He expects to be on the ballot in all 50 states.
Johnson is the only candidate (including Ron Paul) who would submit a balanced budget his first year. He also was the highest scorer among all candidates (including Obama) on the American Civil Liberties Union’s civil liberties report card.
Historically, the Republican Party has been concerned with fiscal sanity. They haven’t done a very good job of that lately, but as president, Johnson would be very fiscally responsible.
The Democrats have been concerned with protecting our civil liberties, but lately, they haven’t done a very good job of that either.
Gary Johnson, however, would protect our civil liberties by ensuring marriage equality, ending the Patriot Act, and fighting for our constitutional rights.
The Libertarian Party encompasses the best of both parties – fiscal responsibility and social tolerance.
Most people fit both of these categories. They are Libertarians and just don’t know it – 83 percent of Americans are considering voting for a third party this year. You should too.
Sunday, May 20, 2012
New Letter to the Editor in Poughkeepsie Journal: Consider a Libertarian candidate for President
Today, I had a letter to the editor published in the Poughkeepsie Journal. Unfortunately, the online version is behind a paywall (although it did run in the print version rather nicely). However, I am allowed to repost it on my personal blog as long as I do not submit it to other papers (which I won't.) So, please find it below.