Because I have been receiving a lot of chatter about Libertarian Candidate Gary Johnson i thought I would discuss the topic of him and third party candidates in general.
Let me start off with two facts
Gary Johnson is a supporter of the Second Amendment.
A meteor could crash into the Presidential debates tonight, Biden and Ryan can just inexplicably be there too, both tickets wiped out and Gary Johnson will still lose the election to 2 dead men.
If you have no intention on voting for Mitt Romney then don’t. Go ahead and vote for Gary Johnson, I’m not even going to say you wasted your vote because it is yours to do with as you want.
What I won’t do, is help re-elect the most dangerous threat to the Second Amendment in my lifetime. Barack Obama WILL NOMINATE NOTHING BUT GUN GRABBING ACTIVIST JUDGES.
That is the truth. How do I know it’s the truth? Because he has all ready done it. His two appointed Supreme Court Justices (on top of Appellate court justices) are chomping at the bit to get another crack at infringing upon the Second Amendment and all they need is one more vote.
Mitt Romney? He’s not a champion of the Second Amendment, hell, he even was all Massachusetts on it while he was Governor, but he is someone who can be reasoned with. Barack Obama will take your guns away from you, it is his goal and he believes passionately about it. Romney? I don’t think he really cares one way or the other. If the worst thing he does is nominate another Anthony Kennedy to the court instead of an Antonin Scalia then it is still a world better than getting another Sotomayor or Kagan.
Gary Johnson has the same chance of nominating a Supreme Court Justice as I do. You don’t see me endorsing myself as a write in candidate even though Johnson and I have the same odds of winning.
If you cannot stomach voting for Mitt Romney than don’t. If you cannot in good conscience vote for Mitt Romney then vote your conscience. Our conscience won’t let us endorse him on Second Amendment grounds so we won’t.
My conscience, on the other hand, will not do anything that will help Barack Obama, enemy of my Second Amendment rights, to be re-elected. Nor will I sway anyone in order to help Obama be re-elected.
If all we can do in the Presidential election is let the chips fall where they may then so be it. What that means is that we will just work that much harder ensuring that we send the most Pro Gun House and Senate we can to Washington to limit the amount of damage that either major candidate can do to the 2nd.
And before anyone starts firebombing me for not understanding the need to change the 2 party system, I am a Libertarian. And even more so I ran for political office once. And I have heard so many times, you’re a third party, you can’t win. They were right…sort of. I ran for Mayor of a city of 300,000. Of course I wasn’t going to win. If I ran for city council, school board, mayor of a smaller town or the like first, I could probably shake enough hands and kiss enough babies to get elected there. Then, make a name for myself and move up.
To all the people who bemoan the 2 party system and want to elect a third party candidate president you have to WAKE UP. Start small and build up. The Libertarian party has a ton of local and state office holders across the country and they are growing. Eventually when they get a Governor of a major state they may have enough clout to put on a serious challenge for the White House. But until then, they run candidates to inform the populace that they exist.
While that is a good and proper thing to do, I will not strengthen Obama’s position by suggesting people vote for someone who cannot win.
If you really want change, take all this fire and energy you have once every 4 years and volunteer on a campaign on an off year. Get a Libertarian Sherriff elected, someone on your town council. It will not come overnight, it will not happen in this election, and if we don’t stop Obama’s policy that start with striping away the 2nd Amendment and ends who knows where, it may never happen.
Do I want to see a Libertarian President? Yep. I also want to see Constitutional Carry recognized nationwide as well, but just because I want it doesn’t mean I don’t have to work for it and build it up. You just don’t get what you wish for without laying the ground work first.
Only one of two men will win the Presidency this election. Neither are friends of the Second Amendment but that makes the urgency of sending the most Pro-Gun Congress back to Washington all the more pressing. Obama is beyond reason…Romney, perhaps not.
That is why we need your help now more than ever. We want to get involved in as many campaigns as we can across the country. We all ready have scored impressive victories during the Primary Season and now we wish to continue pressing the advantage in November.
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