It suffices to say that I am not at all excited about this years #POTUS ‘Race for the Whitehouse’.
There isn’t one Candidate that I have found so far, that has been termed ‘electable’, that I care to vote for.
But that is just my personal opinion and not worth very much by todays standards!
I am putting together my ‘short list’ of possible, electable Candidates to Office of the Presidency which include the Candidates outlined below.
The U.S. Marijuana Party will issue a statement prior to the election on who they are supporting. As of right now we are still undetermined.
For purposes of this article, I am expressing my own personal thoughts on the subject.
I surely would not give Hillary Clinton my vote. Here is "Louder with Crowder’s" rendition of 7 Undeniable Reasons You CAN NOT Vote Hillary…
I can save everyone some time here and just say that I agree with everything he said!
Next we look at Donald Trump. Wow, what a stage show! A man who has never participated in politics in his life with the exception of lobbying efforts by the Trump empire. But according to him, "I Was Part of the Problem, But I Can Fix It". I have to admit I have some fear as to what would happen if this man were elected and for that reason I will withhold that vote.
Moving right along we come next to Sen. Bernie Sanders who definitely has his heart in the right place! He is a "Democratic-Socialist" who aims to please all. Well as much as possible anyway.
Democratic socialism, Sanders said, is not tied to any Marxist belief or the abolition of capitalism. “I don’t believe government should own the means of production, but I do believe that the middle class and the working families who produce the wealth of America deserve a fair deal,” he said.
Socialism, in any form or fashion, is a scary term for Americans, mainly wealthy Americans. That being said we have already been engaged in socialism in America, having been moving in this direction intended or not, for many years. If the people participate in the governing of a Socialist Democracy it should be very good for everyone. Americans tend to be lazy when it comes to participating in politics and even when it comes to the voting process. Yet, we are still basically a Democracy, (although sometimes that is hard to believe as well), and our Representatives and Senators include Republicans, Democrats, Libertarians, and Independents, so we should have no problem holding onto our Country if we all show up to vote in ALL of the Elections. It is time to start participating versus sitting back, watching the show and hoping for the best outcome!
I believe Sen. Bernie Sanders could be a viable option for the vote.
If you follow the opinion of Ron Paul you will subscribe to the theory that the Founding Fathers were more Liberal than Conservative although many will disagree with this thought.
“Libertarianism is, as the name implies, the belief in liberty. Libertarians believe that each person owns his own life and property and has the right to make his own choices as to how he lives his life and uses his property – as long as he simply respects the equal right of others to do the same.” Sharon Harris, President, Advocates for Self-Government – LINK
Per Wikipedia: Johnson has been a longtime advocate of legalizing marijuana and has said that if he were president, he would remove it from Schedule I of the Controlled Substances Act as well as issue an executive order pardoning non-violent marijuana offenders.
Gary Johnson was supported by the U.S. Marijuana Party in 2012. He is up for consideration this year as well. So far he is the only Candidate with a clear strategy regarding the drug war. However, I do not believe that the freedom of Cannabis will ultimately come with one Executive Order. Legalization unto itself is becoming a legal nightmare for many. Repealing the CSA and removing Cannabis/Hemp from the U.N. Convention on Narcotic Drugs is the only true way to REPEAL. A Plant is a Plant, and Plants should belong to all of us. Not at the discretion of the U.N. And yes, it should apply to ALL Plants. Not just Cannabis. But for purposes of the 2016 Election we will focus on Cannabis/Hemp.
Since Libertarianism is the only ‘party’ which gives back personal freedom to the people themselves this is the Party which I would definitely like to see more of in every office in the U.S. We need Libertarians in every aspect of our Government to try to ensure our personal freedoms are not kicked out the window for good. There is no other Party that seems willing to do this. The Democrats and Republicans are Hell bent on destroying most any freedom we ever had in this Country. Regardless of who you may vote for in the Presidential Election remember to consider the Libertarians as viable Candidates for all offices of Government in the future, for this reason.
Electability is another problem. There is just not enough Press and Media support for a Libertarian Candidate or any other Third-Party Candidate for that matter, in this Country yet. Why, I do not know except that as I pointed out before most of us do not bother to show up at the Elections at all and have been too comfortable in the past with who ever got the vote. This is starting to change as people become more aware of what is going on around them politically. We can thank Donald Trump for the wake up call of the masses. If he isn’t any good for anything else he was definitely a good choice to get the attention of the people who had paid no attention before.
Could it be possible that a Third-Party Candidate, a Libertarian, could come from behind like a Kentucky Race Horse to dash past the finish line while everyone is looking and saying, "How the Hell did that happen"?.
With any luck we will hear more from Gary Johnson in the near future. I would like to see what the Americans will do for this Candidate. Will they even give him a chance and listen to what he has to say? Or will we retain the old dog and pony show with the Democrats? Or maybe we will make the jump to Democratic Socialism? Or maybe, just maybe, the Electoral College will once again, disregard the Popular Vote and put who they want to put into office?
I invite you to browse the links which I have provided within this article and make an informed decision for yourself. Think about what is important to you and your family and who is most likely to be able to provide that. Personally, I would like to think that a vote for Gary Johnson would be put to good use. It remains to be seen if He can prove himself electable. Sen. Bernie Sanders is also a viable option.
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“It’s easy for bullies like Sheriff Arpaio to pick on people who have no power,” Sanders said. “If I am elected president — the president of the United States does have power. So watch out, Joe.”
Published on Feb 15, 2016
Governor Gary Johnson
Libertarian Presidential Candidate and Governor of New Mexico
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