My Pick for 2016

I have had a strange urge to promote my pick for 2016 President but have thus far avoided posting because it is all I see. Posts – everywhere – about one of the presidential candidates. And although it really doesn’t matter who I choose in my state, I will finally get to it and write my reasons for my presidential candidate.

As I have expressed in my last post, although I have usually voted Republican in the presidential elections, I have seen failure after failure in the candidates chosen and an even bigger failure in social issues. “[Donald Trump] has gotten away with uncountable amounts of ridiculous brain rot – he has convinced normal rational people that he is the only answer”. I still love the Republican party’s fiscal responsibility – and I do love Trump’s character – but I cannot bring myself to vote for such an erratic and egotistical candidate. I have always voted for the lesser of two evils, but I can’t do this any longer.

Hillary Clinton on the other hand is so far from ideal, I bet Bill is having a difficult time voting for her. A completely corrupt and irresponsible liar – [Clinton’s] shameless ability to say and lie about anything to get her in office makes her a mystery candidate and, potentially, just as dangerous as Trump. Her record from 1970’s until now convinces me, and should convince everyone else that she is a total mystery. Yes, she reveals her plans for office, but it is clear that her plans are not based on her convictions, but rather based on which way the wind blows.

 

The candidate I am supporting needs to be one that is responsible, clear headed, and has a track record that proves his convictions. In a financial crisis that has been lingering since 2008, the candidate needs to be fiscally conservative – and they need the history to prove it. But, with race and political tension increasing everyday, the candidate needs to be socially liberal. Finances do not change – but people do. Which is why our president needs to keep our citizen’s liberty in the forefront of their policies.

We need a fiscal Conservative – and a Socially Liberal candidate.

That is why my pick for president is Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson. Here is why:

  1. Fiscally Conservative

When Johnson took the office of Governor, New Mexico was in financial turmoil – just like every other state in America. But unlike every state, New Mexico had Johnson. When Governor, Johnson was so set on fixing the financial problem of the state, he vetoed any bill that either couldn’t pay for itself, or couldn’t be paid for. The number of bills vetoed is 739!

     2. Capitalist

Being a true Libertarian, Johnson is a hands-off capitalist. With Johnson, there would be no more unfair and irresponsible government bailouts, “I’m against any type of federal stimulus”. This way, the economy is free to do what it does best: make money! In every instance around the world and throughout history: the freer the market, the freer the people.

     3. Cutting the budget

Only a truly incompetent voter would suggest that we do not need to cut the budget. Our overwhelming deficit is crippling what little recovery occurs. Johnson, himself, says it best when he first ran for office in 2012 as a Republican, “I have proposed cutting the federal budget by 43 percent to bring it into balance. It can be done. It requires the will and ability to ignore and even fight the special interests that have a vested interest in more and more government spending. Our system is corrupted by special-interest campaign contributions. Crony capitalism permeates our government. The result is that, as the Congressional Budget Office reported this week, the deficit for 2012 will once again exceed $1 trillion”

     4. Socially Liberal

Republicans have suffered inconceivable losses in popularity lately by sticking to out-dated, illogical, and biased beliefs – this is not what the Republican party was founded on. If they continue to turn away from the social issues, they turn away from liberty. The issues such as gay marriage, LGBT issues as a whole, religious issues, and views on foreigners take away personal liberties – there is no way around it. If Republicans continue to try and take away choices of individuals, they will cease claims to the idea that they are a party of liberty.

Gary Johnson has shown a deep conviction for personal rights. The idea that the government has no say in our personal decisions is America’s most deeply held ideal (or so it used to be). It is time for Americans to realize that personal liberties are personal. If someone thinks they are born with the wrong gender, who am I to try to correct and control that? No matter how odd it may seem.

     5. Common Sense Civil Rights

Like the above, Johnson shows a comprehensive understanding for thoughtful civil right actions. Every opinion is no polarized by party lines, but rather by logical thought. On one hand Johnson believes, “Individual liberty includes supporting gay marriage” and on the other hand, “Each state has right to display the Confederate flag.” He also believes, “No affirmative action in college admissions nor state jobs” but also supports, “Supports separation of religion and state”

On any issue, Gary Johnson shows a clear understanding for personal liberty and also a Constitution responsibility within our government – both are traits that have been absent from the oval office. The political grid lock, social unrest, and irresponsible government spending is an exact outcome from years of a two-party system merely voting on party lines. If we could just return to a responsible, citizen focused, constitutional nation, then recovery would be all too easy.

Do I think that Gary Johnson will win? It is highly unlikely. But I absolutely cannot vote for either the Republican or Democratic candidate. Johnson, unfortunately, will not be on the first debate stage on Monday, but there is hope! He is not at the 15% mark to land the debate, but if Johnson can capture only 5% of the vote in November, then the Libertarian party could actually receive federal campaign funding – just like the Republican and Democratic party. Either way, I hope my vote can send a message that the two parties are not entitled to our vote.

Whoever you end up voting for – don’t settle for the lesser of two evils.

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3 thoughts on “My Pick for 2016”

  1. You are other than a ‘skeptic’ if you endorse this moron candidate for US President. A robot could do what he did.
    This guy has no conscience; has zero capacity to walk in another persons’ shoes; quite fine for an economic policy of austerity. Johnson left in his wake a State which has the highest poverty rate in America. His coupon voucher program repelled by the NM Legislature would have destroyed the school systems of New Mexico. Cruel, conscienceless, narrow minded, and ignorant… I guess this is what the Libertarian Party is about and why the millennial support him. Oh. I almost forgot. He would raise the SS retirement age to 70 or 75. Coarse, stupid,
    and so wealthy he couldn’t care less….. is this your candidate?

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    1. Absolutely. Just from reading this post, you seem to have missed the political scene for the last 10 years. Based on what you claim here shows that you don’t know what you are talking about.

      Please provide me with sources to your claims – I can’t find them anywhere

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  2. “On any issue, Gary Johnson shows a clear understanding for personal liberty and also a Constitution responsibility within our government – both are traits that have been absent from the oval office. The political grid lock, social unrest, and irresponsible government spending is an exact outcome from years of a two-party system merely voting on party lines. If we could just return to a responsible, citizen focused, constitutional nation, then recovery would be all too easy.” One is unable to mention the Democratic and Republic Parties Without mentioning the self appointed corporatists of K Street that have so corrupted both parties that have devolved into appendages of K St Lobbyists Corporatist…. authoritarian, militaristic, fascists …. the American people have been ignored and shamed by their actions and inaction… by the murders performed in our name… with weaker and weaker representation of the American people as taxes keep growing exponentially. It is a frightening time in America but people have the backbone, stamina, motivation, and love of country to continue on every front to shine the light on the outrageous. Police stations across the country have purchased military weapons systems from the Pentagon, in direct violation of Posse Comitatus (sp.), militarisation of domestic policing.
    The Libertarian’s focus on one thing and one thing only which i am afraid is simply a recipe for chaos.

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