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ELECTION: Don’t waste vote on the failed two-party system

The major party presidential candidates take basically the same side on most issues. They argue who will spend the most on the military, who will create the most jobs and who will give the most benefits to their favorite constituencies. Both want to increase spending and reduce taxes. Neither of them talks about where the money is going to come from.

Libertarian Party candidates Gary Johnson and Jim Gray offer a meaningful choice. They will bring the troops home to defend our country. They oppose bombing Iran, the failed drug war, the Patriot Act and the National Defense Authorization Act.

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ELECTION: Why vote for Gary Johnson?

America doesn’t elect presidents by popular vote. Instead, it’s done through the electoral college. There is no doubt Barack Obama will win Washington’s 12 electoral votes; even top Republicans admit ours is a reliably “blue” state, which is why we (thankfully) aren’t being bombarded with presidential TV ads.

Basically, what that means is that votes here for Obama or Mitt Romney are wasted votes.

Breaking the political stranglehold of D’s and R’s on American politics is essential to improving America. That’s so even if you generally support Democrats or Republicans because no genuine political debate occurs when voters are perceived

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ELECTION: Don’t be chained to status quo

Every four years we are faced with Hobson’s choice when it comes to electing a president. The Democrats and Republicans simply represent different wings of the Big Government Party.

Both support the warfare/welfare state, albeit for the benefit of different clients. Both groups advocate intrusive and expensive government and intervention in foreign countries’ affairs, leading to the dissipation of the country’s blood and treasure.

It’s time for each citizen to vote for the candidate he or she the truly wants to be president rather than the same tired two-party offerings. For “that government is best that governs least,” maybe the

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POLITICS: Don’t waste vote on ‘lesser of two evils’

As the Republican Party draws closer to nominating a presidential candidate, Americans will, for the most part, sit back and allow the two major parties to decide the fate of the country. A common refrain from many citizens is that “my vote doesn’t count.” Well, we all know this isn’t true; look at the 2004 gubernatorial race, in which Chris Gregoire barely won (after a third recount) by 129 votes.

Those dissatisfied with the direction of our country and the current presidential field should perhaps consider a two-term former governor who advocates fiscal responsibility along with social tolerance: Libertarian Party

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