Focus on the Election

By Eric Dzikowski

It’s time to ignore the peripheral distractions and focus on the election.  Now is the moment to look at who the candidates are and begin to decide for whom you will vote.  It won’t be easy, however, so here’s something to help.

If you believe the false dichotomy pushed by the two major political parties, you likely think you have to choose between either Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump.  The bad news is most Americans dislike both Clinton and Trump.  The good news is there are more — and better — options in this election.

Gary Johnson, former Governor of New Mexico and current Libertarian Party candidate, is polling higher than ever this year.  Likewise, Jill Stein, Green Party candidate, is getting a surprising amount of support.  And let’s not forget Evan McMullin, former CIA operative and the conservative dark horse candidate hoping to upset the apple cart by winning Utah.  He’s garnered so much support, he just might pull off his upset!

Clinton and Trump dominated the news this entire election.  They were impossible to avoid.  Chances are you know whether you want to vote for either of them.  The third party candidates didn’t get much press, so it’s not surprising if you don’t know much about them.  Take a look at the following quick summary for all the candidates:

Candidate Party Why to Support
Hillary Clinton Democrat Vote for Hillary if gender matters to you (and you’re female), if you want to maintain the status quo, or you support a radically leftist social agenda, but only if criminal corruption doesn’t bother you.
Donald Trump Republican Vote for Trump if race matters to you (and you’re white), if you’re angry and don’t know why, if you want America to withdraw from the world militarily and economically out of fear, or you support a slightly more moderate leftist social agenda than Hillary Clinton, but only if overt sexism and misogyny doesn’t bother you.
Gary Johnson Libertarian Vote for Johnson if you want America to withdraw from the world militarily, if you want a truly free market economy, if you believe in reducing the power of the federal government over the states, or if you support a very liberal social agenda, but only if legalized weed doesn’t bother you.
Evan McMullin Independent Vote for McMullin if you want a real conservative in the White House, if you want a free market economy, if you want to strengthen America’s military, or if you want to maintain or expand gun rights, but only if a conservative social agenda doesn’t bother you.
Jill Stein Green Vote for Stein if the environment matters to you (a lot), if you want to strip people of their constitutional right to bear arms, or if you want to increase the size and power of the federal government, but only if socialism, political correctness, and unfettered government intrusion into your life don’t matter to you.


And there you have it.  The election and the candidates in a nutshell — including some information on third party candidates you may not have known much about.

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Now Vote!

All that’s left for you to do now is vote.  No matter who you support, please go and vote.  It isn’t just a right, it’s your civic duty as a citizen of the United States of America.  Even if you don’t vote for president, there are numerous down ballot races for state and federal positions.  Please go vote.  Make your voice heard!


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