Be Revolutionary, Vote Third Party

By Steve Orcutt

 

The Republic as constructed by the Founding Fathers is a fragile beast.  It depends on a fettered federal government and an unfettered people.  Liberty was to be shouted from the church steeples across all thirteen states which had formed the new federal government of United States.  The intent was the new federal government, representing the states would act as their agent in foreign affairs and regulate interstate commerce ensuring fairness.  All the while its primary function was to provide for the protection and further the flourishing of the peoples’ liberty.

 

Today, the people are the ones finding ourselves fettered to the illegal laws and dictates of the federal government.  We find our fellow inhabitants of this once great country being murdered, terrorized, burned off their lands, and imprisoned by agencies and bureaus as a result of the illegal laws, dictates, and political agendas.

 

John Adams

John Adams, second President

As a result of the two-party system of tyranny, that is our status.  John Adams, the second President of the United States, foretold of this situation and warned of its happening.  “There is nothing which I dread so much as a division of the republic into two great parties, each arranged under its leader, and concerting measures in opposition to each other. This, in my humble apprehension, is to be dreaded as the greatest political evil under our Constitution.” – John Adams, Letter to Jonathan Jackson (2 October 1780), “The Works of John Adams”, vol 9, p.511.

 

That is what we have, two great parties, unabashed the Republican and Democrat Parties stand on their own respective debate stages and speak of subverting the Constitution and waging war on foreign nations.  Sporadically there are platitudes of safeguarding liberty and rights of the people, only to satisfy the bare minimum of statesmanship.  The bulwarks of liberty that founded the country are gone from either of the two major parties.  Voices of liberty in either party, such as Rand Paul and Jeff Sessions, are meek amongst the shrill screams of Progressives in both parties.

 

I have heard the analogy a few times before, had Hitler and Stalin ran for President of the United States, having won the nomination of the Republican and Democratic Parties, one of them would have been our President.  That is what is happening now.  We will have a “Stalin” and a potential “Hitler” running for President come to the general election.  I will not get into the minutia of whom is who but decide for yourself.

 

The only option to either of the two parties candidates is a third party.  Libertarian, Constitution, Green, and Socialist Parties are among the multitude of third party options.  The conventional argument against third party voting is ‘it’s a waste of my vote.’

 

Yes, in America’s popularity, mainstream media (MSM) controlled election process a third party may be a waste of a vote because everyone succumbs to the notion that it is a waste of their vote.  But think for a moment of how many friends, family, co-workers lament having to vote for a Republican or Democrat.  Imagine for a moment… one charismatic, intelligent, liberty and Constitutionally minded candidate!  One who proclaims they will do nothing but what the Constitution allows for.  A candidate that will fight Congress attempting to legislate with illegal laws, reject earmarked legislation, and actually “preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States!

 

Where might a candidate as such exist?  Try the Libertarian Party on for size.  True, like any of the third parties they have their fair share of odd looking candidates and extreme platforms.  But they also have some serious and thoughtful men and women.  Candidates that are just as fatigued with the Washington, D.C. cabal of politicians, as you and I are.  Our birthright is not one of subjugation, but one of liberty.  That cabal wants us to have very liberty.

 

That is missing from the third party?  Flash, silky smooth debates sets, and name recognition.  All those things facilitated by the big money of the MSM and their advertisers.  MSM has throughout the primary season effectively blocked out a majority of the third party candidates, and most certainly have not hosted a third party debate.  The reason this effective shuts the door on all of the third parties is because Americans are TV-centric.  If it doesn’t happen on their TV or something readily available for them to stream, it goes unnoticed.

 

The Libertarian Party, one of the strongest third parties since the 2008 Presidential race, has perhaps the most probable chance of challenging the two major parties, but it suffers from the same things just mentioned.  What the Libertarian Party doesn’t suffer from is name recognition.  Among their nominee candidates are former New Mexico Governor, Gary Johnson, and McAfee cyber security founder, John McAfee.

 

Message and voice.  The Libertarian Party, like all of the third parties, lacks in messaging, getting their message out and so do their candidates.  Outside of Libertarian media, such as Jason Stapleton or Tom Woods, little is ever discussed or mentioned about the Libertarian candidates.

 

12 Libertarian Party candidates are vying for their parties nomination, including a woman.  A woman named Shawna Sterling from  Kentucky, who while a more viable candidate than Hillary Clinton gets no attention in the MSM media.

 

Austin Petersen of Missouri, an entrepreneur and founder of the news magazine the Libertarian Republic, is a charismatic and young candidate who has a resounding message of liberty and principle.

 

Principle, something all of the Republican and Democrat Party candidates claim, but little any of them actually have or are honest to.  Principle is what the Founding Fathers stood upon when standing chest to chest with the British Empire.  Principle is what Martin Luthar King Jr stood for when fighting for the equality deserving of all people and promised in the Constitution.

 

Principle is something worth fighting for.  If honest, lawful leadership is something you feel is worth fighting for, research and decide on a third party candidate.  Inform your friends, family, and co-workers of this candidate.  Volunteer for this candidate.  Be a person of principle for yourself and your posterity, because if we don’t stand for principle as our Founding Fathers did for us, we will leave an existence of servitude for those who follow.
Imagine the upheaval in American politics if a third party candidate were to win election to the office of President of the United States.  You could be apart of that revolutionary event, if you will just vote third party!
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