The Issues He’s more progressive than Obama on social issues, but more prudent than either major party candidate on economic issues. He is pro defense, but anti-interventionist. He also defends civil liberties – unlike the President, who signed indefinite detention into law…and unlike Republicans who gave us the “Patriot” Act. (As if you’re not a patriot if you don’t support it.)
The Mob It’s time we end this two party mafia that grips the media and stifles substantive debate. We’re mired in half-truths and platitudes aimed at simpletons. With 5% of the vote, Libertarians will qualify for equal ballot access and Federal matching funds. Every 4 years, we can use this strategy to bring other parties into the public arena.
The Bribes Rombama will collectively spend $2B+ to get elected – from private interests. I don’t care how noble you are, that’s a lot of favors to pay back. (More on the urgency of campaign finance reform here.)
Diversity A diversity of ideas is good in business and it’s good in politics. We need more of that. Over time, that guarantees better results.
Minimalism In the absence of great government, I prefer less government.
Principle In New York State, voting anything but Democrat is irrelevant. Your vote is wasted anyway. I prefer to use mine to make a statement and I hope you do too.This is my first and last political post of the season.