With the 2012 presidential election arriving in two months, many people already have decided which candidate they are going to vote for. Once again, it comes down to voting for the "lesser of two evils."
But what if I told you there was a third candidate who is going to appear on the ballot in all 50 states? What if I told you that there was a candidate who truly represented the original American ideals of freedom and justice for all? Truth is: There is a secret the Republican and Democratic parties don't want you to know. There is a third candidate who is going to appear on the ballot in all 50 states. There is a candidate who truly represents the original American ideals of freedom and justice for all. That man is Gary Johnson, and he is the Libertarian Party candidate.
"But a vote for a third party is like a vote for the other guy!" you may be saying. The funny thing is, that is a phrase being yelled by both major parties. Both parties want you to believe that voting third party is throwing your vote away. Why? Because currently, the two major parties are comfortable with the way things are. They shudder at the thought of a third major party to pull votes away from them.
The two parties are not very different at all. Neither represents the people of the United States, and both instead represent the large, corrupt campaign donators. And here's a fun fact: The biggest campaign contributor to Mitt Romney and Barack Obama is Goldman Sachs! Clearly, Goldman Sachs realizes there is no discernible difference between the two.
However, Johnson is different. He supports a hands-off approach to government. He supports ending Obamacare (not just replacing it with "Romneycare"), he supports an end to the income tax and replacing it with a consumption tax that taxes everybody equally, he supports abolishing the IRS and the Federal Reserve, supports an end to the unconstitutional wars, and wants to stay out of the way you live your life. If you continue to believe that voting third party is "throwing your vote away," then you will be voting for the lesser of two evils the rest of your life. If nothing else, I urge you to learn more about Johnson and look at him with an open mind.