An Open Message to All Voting
Americans – Forward Widely
Left, Right Should Unite Behind
Governor Gary Johnson
is a left-wing case to be made against voting for
Obama. There is a right-wing case to be made against
voting for Romney. And there is both a left-wing case and a
right-wing case to be made for voting for Gov. Gary Johnson, the Libertarian
should those on the Left reject Mr. Obama?
His policies benefit the mega-corporations and the big banks, while being harsh
on the poor, Labor, and the middle class. Under Mr. Obama,
household income has gone down for 80% of Americans, while JPMorgan Chase is
doing better than ever. Goldman Sachs, a firm with
several representatives in the Obama Administration, has also benefited from
Mr. Obama's redistribution of wealth from Man Street to Wall
Street. Meanwhile, health insurance premiums have gone up $3K a
year since Mr. Obama's health care takeover, when we were promised they would
drop by $2K a year.
He has shown contempt for civil liberties. The extension of
the un-Patriotic Act bears his signature, as does the NDAA.
He has claimed the authority to not merely have Americans indefinitely detained
on his say-so alone, as Bush 2 did, but also to have Americans assassinatedon his say-so alone.
He has continued the interventionist foreign policy that has come to grief time
and time again. His escalation of the American involvement in
Afghanistan has turned Bush's war into his own. His violation
of the War Powers Act in the Middle East has shown an attitude even Alexander
Hamilton would have rejected as monarchical.
repression, and war. Three strikes that should have leftists
calling Mr. Obama "out".
should those on the Right reject Mr. Romney?
He has a record of supporting big, powerful, intrusive
government. Remember that Mr. Obama's blueprint for the
Federal power-grab in health care was Mr. Romney's plan. Mr.
Romney has also been supportive of the bailouts and the "stimulus"
packages -- which stimulated unemployment to nearly 10% before the end of
Bush-Obama "stimulus" paroxysm allowed the rate to fall slightly.
Mr. Romney, too, has supported the repressive legislation cited
above. And when Uncle Sam decides to make extensive use of
those un-Constitutional provisions, you can be certain it will be advocates of
small/limited government that will be targeted. Before you dismiss that
as alarming, remember that even the hopelessly EstablishmentHouston Chronicle reported a few years back that
the FBI had sent warnings to its 57 field offices that individuals carrying
copies of the U. S. Constitution in their pockets were likely to be terrorists.
As is always the case (going back to at least Thucydides), the warfare state
and the welfare state go iron fist in mailed glove. Mr. Romney's foreign
policy would be no less aggressive than Mr. Obama's, and that will mean even
more intrusion by Uncle Sam into the economy.
Federal interference in the free market, assertion of un-Constitutional
authority that will likely be aimed at limited-government activists; a foreign
policy that will enhance domestic Big Government. Three strikes that
should have rightists sending Mr. Romney back to the dugout.
should both Left and Right support Gov. Gary Johnson, the Libertarian nominee?
Gov. Johnson supports a level economic playing field, which he would work
toward by forming issue-by-issue coalitions with Senators and Representatives
of all three parties to eliminate favoritism toward Big Business and the
repeal of Federal statutes and regulations that restrict competition and hamper
job creation. More competition for customers, thus forcing prices
down; more competition for employees, thus forcing wages up.
Gov. Johnson respects The Bill Of Rights -- all of it. No
indefinite detention; no abridgements of free speech; no overriding State
de-criminalization of marijuana .... Gov. Johnson will obey the limits placed
on Uncle Sam by The Bill Of Rights.
Gov. Johnson advocates a drastically reduced U. S. Government presence
abroad. No un-Constitutional wars. This will make America
stronger, not weaker, and end the transfer of wealth from the poor, from Labor,
and from the middle class to the giant "defense" contractors.
for a truly free market, thus reducing the massive gap in income and wealth
between rich and poor; respect for your Rights and mine; a sensible foreign
policy: a compelling case for Americans across the spectrum to vote for
Libertarian nominee for president, Gov. Gary Johnson.
We are Democrats, Republicans, Libertarians & Independents all working together to advance the cause of liberty and to remind our representatives to follow the Constitution!
This group is run locally.
This grassroots Meetup will help you network with other Liberty Lovers of Bexar County, and provide you with tools and information as well as activities to help with the local effort.
"He that would make his own liberty secure must guard even his enemy from oppresion; for if he violates this duty he estabalishes a precedent that will reach to himself." -Thomas Paine, Common Sense 1776