A vote for Barr is a vote for "small government."
Despite the pungent smell that usually resonates the halls of the Liberterian Convention, liberterians today DO represent an actual change in the policies of big government espoused by both our democratic and republican parties.
The republicans under Bush have eseential destroyed what was left of our fragile two party system. WE no longer have a party representing small national governemnt with a focus on state and local rights VS. big national government. Today- we are forced to choose between a party that spends our money on useless wars OR a party that will spend our taes on everything but war.
What ever happened to federalists vs. States rights?
What ever happened to big vs. small national government?
The economic crises of today are directly the fault of ALL VOTING Americans. Rather than force real change upon our political landscape, we allowed ourselves to be envelopped by FALSE appeals. Why does Obama represent change? Because he is not George Bush? Please- any candidate can make that claim. Why then? Because he is black? That is absolutely no reason to vote in a president. Then why? What will Obama really change? Obama still represents that party that promotes nationalized healthcare and quasi gay rights. That's right- you heard it during the VP debate. The democrats make it seem like they support gay marriage and equal gay rights- but- their true colors were revealed. BOTH PARTIES agree on their policy for Equal gay reights only...no marriage. WHY you say? BECAUSE NEITHER PARTY REPRESENTS STATES RIGHTS anymore.
A vote for Liberterian is not a waste. It never will be. Sure, they might never win an election larger than on a state level, but, that doesnt mean it was a waste to vote for a party that actually stands by its ideals. Most of the good that the 20th century brought was due to third parties like the progressives.
I am still undecided this year as I find myself partyless for the 3rd straight general election. I support a party that is fiscally conservative and socially liberal. A party that could never find itself in the mess that democrats and republicans have created together. It is all of our fault that we have allowed dick cheney to run this country into the ground this past 8 years. Would it surprise you to know that most of our govn't rich niche have major cash positions instead of millions lost in the market? How is the Carlyle group doing? How is Bin Laden doing? Having Tea with Obama and Bush lately?
The government of the USA is too big and tells us what to do with our own body too often. Stop telling me whether my raped sister can have an abortion and focus instead on allowing state regulators to imprve our education system. Stop spending all of my hard earned money faking wars on Iraq and afganistan (since we all know you're in bed with bin Laden and oil tycoons) and start allowing local governments to use that same money to improve our townships and communities. Stop reducing the ta burden on the very wealthy who give you the money to run for office and stop making policy based solely on your special interests. That's right- both Democrats and Republicans are to blame. THEY ARE THE SAME PARTY- with very minor differences.
That is why, many of you who are reading this diatribe are eiyther agreeing with me or crapping on my name. Many of us why used to classify ourselves and Liberal Republicans or Conservative Democrats can no longer stand for the misdirection of this country. You know who you are. We make up nearly 20% of the vote. We sway elections every year and we must take a stand once and for all.
Is the liberterian Party the answer? Not sure. Unfortunately- no one likes to root for a loser so, instead of voting based on actual beliefs, we find ourselves being "driven" to vote by the highest bidder, forced to vote or face our illegal family member's deportation, convinced to vote for a false notion of change...etc.
Bottomline- our forefathers would all be rolling in thir grave today. Our Two-Party electoral system has nullified much of what true statemen intended over two hundred years ago as they smoked dope and fought over federal versus state rights issues.
Give me a party that truly represents change- not from their rival party- but from the evils that big business and big government possess. Create state laws that protect my money and my family from crimes where we are actually victims. Arrest and jail big business and big government offenders who stole/looted from their failing company and/or doctorerd their books from auditors to hide our true demise. Arrest and jail leaders of the free world whose actions have directly resulted from greed and manipulation...who have made money on our decline or who have claimed to be against Hezbollah, Hamas, Al Qiada and the Taliban yet are actually still profitting from their relationships with these etremists.
WE need to allow Israel to run their own policy. Let them go after those who want them annilated. Let them defend their right to eist without our constant intervention. We are falling into the trap of almost every other hedgmonic power that preceded us. THERE IS A DIFFERENCE BETWEEN BEING A SUPERPOWER WITH THE ABILITY TO POLICE ITSELF and BEING AN INTERNATIONAL POLICEMAN TRYING TO STICK OUR NOSE IN THE AFFAIRS OF ALL OTHER POTENTIAL SUPERPOWERS.
Our current economic crisis is largely due to the policies of the past 15 years. Credit default swaps and mortgage backed securites didnt happen overnite. It was due to largely unregulated business on a STATE LEVEL. Notice how life insurance is regulated on a state level. I checked my policy today and guess what...IT HAS MORE MONEY IN IT THAN A FEW MONTHS AGO. It's the only asset I have with more money in it. It's even guaranteed by the NY Insurance Fund for up to $500K just in case the highly rated insurer i have goes belly up. You see folks, the days of picking stocks on a dart board are over. The days of being tricked into buying ARM's and unaffordable mortgages are over. Anyone over the age of 40 can recall way back in the 80's when you had to give two pints of blood and your left testicle to get a loan- not just prove financials. We have allowed our brother's greed and our own naivity to take control over our pockets.
I for one, will no longer stand for this bullshit. just because obama get's elected, doesnt mean any of this is Over! Was it over when the German's bombed pearl harbor? No. it's not over til i say it over. So who'se with me? Vote Levinator.