Thomas Lucente: Live free: Vote for Gary JohnsonSubmitted by legalizeliberty on Sun, 10/14/2012 - 16:30
Anyone paying attention to the presidential campaign has to admit the former governor is the best candidate in the race.
When the two-term governor left office, his state was only one of four in the nation with a balanced budget. He created more than 20,000 jobs and he reduced the state’s workforce by 1,200 government jobs without firing anyone.
Yet, despite his obvious qualifications, the media won’t cover him and he wasn’t allowed to participate in the debates.
Yet, if Gary Johnson had a R after his name instead of an L, the Libertarian Party candidate would probably be leading the race right now.
That little letter after his name is truly the only thing standing between him and the White House.
This is the problem with our electoral system today.
The R’s and the D’s have run the government for so long that they have written the rules to exclude candidates who belong to other clubs. Simply getting on the ballot is more difficult if you don’t belong to one of the two evil parties.
For example, in Pennsylvania, the Republican and Democratic party candidates only have to turn in 2,000 signatures. Other parties, such as Johnson’s Libertarian Party, have to turn in about 10 times as many this year. In past years, because of the way the law is written, that number has been as high as 30 times more signatures.
Then, after the minor-party candidate turns in his or her signatures, one of the evil parties will challenge the signatures and sue the candidate to keep him or her off the ballot.