Friday, October 14, 2016

MY VOTE: Gary Johnson

MY VOTE: Gary Johnson

This November I will be casting a vote for Gary Johnson. Not because I agree with Johnson on every issue (I don’t) but because I am absolutely tired of the tea-party duopoly that has this nation in a stranglehold.

Too long has this country been swindled with the illusion of “choice” between crony capitalist, corrupt, power hungry war-mongers. Republicans and Democrats are two heads of the same snake, paying lip service to different demographics and then continuing the same failed policies once elected to office.

It’s time to stop policing the world and meddling in toppling foreign governments. Our foreign policy breeds hatred across the globe and incubates the rise of groups like ISIS. We have become excellent at creating our own enemies. We supply arms to the groups today that will become the threats of tomorrow. It’s time to end this disastrous foreign policy.

Johnson is the only candidate offering that vision.

It’s long past time to end the war on drugs, and I don’t just mean “legalizing” them. The laws unfairly harm the poorest communities, and make it impossible for youth with a record to pull themselves up. Prohibition creates black markets that breed crime and it becomes a vicious cycle.

Gary Johnson is the only candidate offering that vision.

It’s time to get the government out of businesses and out of our wallets. Regulations are choking the free markets and making it impossible to start new businesses in this country. Rather than pointing the finger at the wealthy and blaming “inequality” we need to realize that the reason these abuses exist is because government wields its power to hand out favors. We need to take away the incentives to make corrupt deals with politicians.

Taxation robs us of our earning potential with little to no return on investment. Every election year we hear how terrible our infrastructure is, how our schools are failing, and how we our social safety nets are strained. Then those same people will tell you we need taxes to provide all those things. From the poorest, to the wealthiest, there is nothing wrong with wanting to keep what you earn.

Johnson is the only candidate willing to do that.