Voters have an alternative

Far from showing a nation deeply divided, as some seem to think, the dead heat for the presidency actually shows a nation so alike that nobody can tell the difference between the two candidates. This was comically demonstrated by most of the talking heads on election night when they repeatedly used one candidate or the others’ name when actually speaking of that candidate’s opponent.

The two major political parties, private organizations who have had their way while co-ruling America for the last 100 years, both know, as a field- tested and politically proven fact, that the vast majority of voting Americans are hopelessly addicted to one form of federal handout or another. We’ve arrived at the point where we all seem to have our own favorite federal program.

No matter who wins, we will continue to be taxed hard at all levels, so that these people and their constituents can divvy up the loot, usually under the pretext of one of their unnecessary programs. They will continue to think of new and more modern ways of increasing those taxes, preferably without us noticing. They will set about passing a steady flow of new laws for us to stumble over, so as to assist them in filling up their prison systems.

In other words, to put it shortly, everything will stay the same. Who won? Who cares!

I believe that the real winners in our state’s election are all of those people who got to look at a full slate of Libertarian candidates; found out what they stood for, and understood that the Libertarians are a viable alternative, with a sensible, freedom loving platform that benefits all Americans. Their votes made us Washington state’s third major party. I thank all of you.

America has truly, finally met in the middle.

Half of the electorate doesn’t even bother to vote because they know that it really doesn’t matter. Regardless of who wins the individual races, Washington D.C. remains full of Republicrats living the good life on our dime. They fight the same old battles without ever fixing anything in order to keep their core supporters energized and perpetually polarized.

If you find yourself objecting to what may well become a stagnate, middle of the road society, there is really only one political alternative. Come check us out at

Libertarian Party of Snohomish County.

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