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ELECTION: Give Green Party candidate a look

I wish I could vote, but I’m only 17. I care so much about this election because it can be the difference between good and evil. The next time I’ll be able to vote, one of the candidates probably won’t be running again.

Who you ask? Barack Obama? Mitt Romney? No, Jill Stein.

You probably don’t know who she is, because I didn’t even know who she was. She’s a Green Party candidate who probably appeals to a lot of the public, but no one is aware of it because she isn’t in one of the main parties.

I think

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ELECTION: Major parties bought by Big Money

I wondered why I now have no interest in watching anything of the Republican and Democratic conventions. There was a time when I would be glued to the TV at convention time. In fact, in 1972 I was an Oklahoma delegate to the Democratic National Convention in Miami Beach, Fla., casting my vote for George McGovern.

But now I could care less whether it is Barack Obama or Mitt Romney, because they are not the issue. The issue is who controls the Democratic and Republican parties; who controls the White House and Congress.

The answer is so clear now; it

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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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ELECTION: Green Party offers another direction

I agree with Thomas Friedman’s column (TNT, 6-21), except for one statement: “But there will be no third-party candidate” to push either party.

The truth is that we do have a third-party candidate for president who espouses a platform of changes that would be the “shock therapy” that Friedman describes in his book, “That Used To Be Us.”

The Green Party candidate for president is Jill Stein, M.D., a graduate of Harvard University. Read her platform at www.jillstein.org/text_psou about what she would do as president, and see how this would change the direction of our country.