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Here’s a thought: If Trump is nominated, I know a lot of you plan to just stay home.
Personally, I hope Ted Cruz pulls it off or Trump gets ousted at a contested convention. But if that doesn’t happen …
Instead of staying home, why not vote Libertarian? In an election where both candidates are big government populists, the best message you could send is a strong surge of support for the Libertarian candidate. Gary Johnson isn’t going to win, so you don’t have to worry about him legalizing dope or anything, but getting him into the debates would inject a very useful ideological counterpoint to the statism of the other two candidates.
The Libertarians have an organization that has them currently on the ballot in 34 states. At this point, they might wind up being the only viable third party. It would sure be nice to remind the people that they have choices other than big government and even bigger government.
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