The rule of law means more than “law and order,” and self-government means more than federal government programs.
That the Republicans have embraced an authoritarian nationalist is shocking.
That the Democrats are led by an unabashed big government advocate is less surprising, but still out-of-sync at a time when Americans clearly are rejecting business-as-usual.
Voters deserve another choice.
They need the rule of law to be bolstered, not undercut. This is about empowering citizens to live their business and personal lives with certainty, and without fear of disturbance by the whim of an over-reaching government.
A self-government ethos of free people is nowhere to be found on Hillary Clinton’s 37-point laundry list of special interest campaign issues.
Americans need another choice, and that’s why I’m running for president as the nominee of the Libertarian Party.
When I ran for governor of this state in 1994, I ran as an outsider and as an entrepreneur. I had taken my handyman construction firm and grown it into a business employing more than 1,000 New Mexicans.
And I won re-election by a better and more comfortable margin than my initial an unexpected victory as governor.
That same can be said for my running mate, Gov. Bill Weld of Massachusetts, who cut taxes 21 times in his state and left it a better place than when he began.
Both Gov. Weld and myself did this by governing as fiscal conservatives and social liberals.
That’s where most Americans want their government to be: Leadership that is neither bullying nor self-indulgent.
Running for president should not be a quest for personal power. It should be a quest to make American’s lives and opportunities better. That was my goal as your governor, and it is my goal today.
Sadly, from Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, we have spent the past several months listening to them talk about one another, not about the American people.
In a Democratic Party debate last year, when asked which “enemy” she was most proud of, she said: “Probably the Republicans.” That pretty much sums up the polarization that has rendered Washington, DC, entirely dysfunctional.
We haven’t heard a plan from either side to make America safer with a foreign policy that is focused on defending Americans’ lives and property, rather than regime-change and costly interventions on the other side of the globe.
Clinton has traveled far from opposing the Vietnam War in the 1970s. She endorsed George W. Bush’s disastrous war in Iraq. As Secretary of State, she was responsible for promoting counter-productive policies in Libya, Egypt and Syria. These should not be America’s wars.
Donald Trump? Does anyone believe we would have fewer wars and more international stability under his rule?
Our nation needs the confidence that it has a commander-in-chief who will act predictably and responsibly to defend America – and not to aggress elsewhere in our name.
We need prudent and proven skeptics of military interventions like myself and Weld. And we need a President who is a skeptic of the broader notion that government should do more, rather than less.
And that’s why Americans are warming to our message of getting government out of personal lives, and limiting its role in daily life. We would do this by advocating that government spend less and do less, and by decentralizing decision-making to states, local governments and the private sector.
Unlike both Trump and Clinton, we will respect the rule of law and our civic traditions of self-government.
Voting 3rd party is the best way to help into office that which you do not want.
This "plug" is as wasted as any votes for anyone who is not in the top two.
the American electorate deserves more than the two party monopoly that holds federal offices
Normally I would agree with you. And you are right in what you said, but right now there is too much on the line. Hitlery MUST BE STOPPED. Voting for whoever this person is, is the surest way to help Hitlery right into the white house.
Republicans and conservatives and even smart democrats if such a thing exists need to stop Hitlery. It is the smart thing to do right now. It is the ONLY thing to do right now. Trump is the only way. A lot of people may not like Trump, but good people should like Hitlery even less- a lot less. Stopping her right now is all that matters. Priority number one- stop Hitlery.
Voting 3rd party is the wrong thing to do right now. Help to stop Hitlery. It is that important.
the democrats and republicans are the same party, this near hysteria campaign season is the duopoly's hammer over the head of our democracy to squash the third party rise
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