Thank You

The election was over last Tuesday. The results for my election were apparent in the first hour. I lost. Lost big. It has taken me a week to figure out what I want to say about the results. This is because I obviously do not like like them. Washington’s primary election results appear pretty devastating to those to those, like me, who believe we need to “crack the shackles of two party tyranny.” (Of course, if you don’t trust the results are accurate then the need to get rid of our two party system rings even louder than before.) Although I have not forgotten nor changed the beliefs which caused me to run for office, I also appreciate that now is not the time to reiterate them. Now is the time candidates need to express their gratitude to those who considered their messages. I want to say thank you to everyone who voted for me and/or acted with the intent that we, the people, can and should join together in a movement to create liberty and social justice throughout our local communities, our States, our Nation, and the world. I also want to say thank you to every Libertarian candidate and to all the third party candidates who ran for office and the third parties who supported them. I understand that those of us who support third parties are a group in and of ourselves who are concerned about the way in which the dominant two parties govern to promoted the interests … Continue Reading

OUR MOVEMENT MUST GROW

OUR MOVEMENT MUST GROW It was an agreement with the devil right from the start. Bernie probably knew that. But in hindsight it was a good way for us to get the movement born. Most of us already knew the truths Bernie spoke out loud. The significant thing was that someone running for president was speaking about the need for social justice and promising that, if elected, he would work to achieve it.   Bernie’s speeches focused our awakening. His identification of our passion for social justice birthed into the world the movement to which so many of us are now committed. Let’s face it. Bernie’s attempt to obtain the Democratic nomination required him to make an agreement with an already corrupt political party in order to promote his goals to bring about a better world today. Bernie Sanders was not a democrat before he sought the nomination. He was one of a handful of remarkable leaders who have been elected to Congress on their own merits and not as a member of either the republican or democratic parties. See About Third Party candidates. The same integrity that caused Bernie to run is the same integrity which caused him to have to support Clinton after running as a democrat. This does not mean the passion for change that Bernie tapped into should stop or slow down. Indeed, Bernie’s forced submission to Hillary is proof that we need to soldier on against the two party tyranny which has destroyed the promise that once was … Continue Reading

CAN SANDERS SAVE THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY?

CAN SANDERS SAVE THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY? We need to end the two party political system. I believe the most effective way to do so is support Bernie Sanders and /or the nominee of the Libertarian party throughout the primaries. Libertarians and socialists forget that both seek the same benefits for the people; namely, the ability to exercise those personal liberties which are inherent in their humanity. Now obviously the two parties differ on how we achieve this goal, but that battle is best left for another day. The democratic and republican parties, on the other hand, represent oligarchies which want to suppress personal liberties to benefit the 1% and their own political agenda. Sanders is the exception and we know he is the real thing (not your typical politician) because of his history of integrity. So in my view supporting Sanders is not the same thing as supporting the existing democratic establishment. It is also consistent with supporting the best interests of America. If Sanders does not win the democratic nomination, those who do not subscribe to the “crony capitalism” of our present day two party system (i.e. the use of government regulation to promote special interests) should carefully consider their options. I, for one, do not believe (if Bernie loses) there is any hope that the democratic or republican parties (or the 1% they cater to) will ever appreciate that we, the people, are this nation’s greatest resource. If you agree then now is the time to let our … Continue Reading