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To the Editor:
Why would anyone vote for the Libertarian Party candidate, Jo Jorgensen, since not enough voters know about her for her to win and become president? She is actually on the ballot in all fifty states and the District of Columbia. Do you realize how difficult it is to get on every ballot given the obstacles placed in their way by both major parties? This is the fifth time the Libertarian Party has managed to get ballot status in every state. In 2016 their presidential candidate received over 4.4 million votes most of which were not LP members, and helped the LP membership to continue to grow. The LP was founded in 1971 and ran candidates in the 1972 presidential election. Their VP candidate was Tonie Nathan a journalist who came down from Oregon to cover the Denver founding convention. Those present were not of age to be eligible, 35, so she was enticed to join the fledgling party and she became the first woman in history to receive an Electoral College vote from a North Carolina republican electoral College gentleman named Roger Lee MacBride, who had written his doctoral dissertation on the Electoral College system and decided not to cast his ballot for Nixon. John Hospers was their presidential candidate who was chairman of the department of philosophy at USC and Hospers/Nathan were on the ballot in only two states.
There are about twelve members of the Libertarian Party living in Southboro based on the number who voted in the primary this year.
I think that Joe Biden has been characterized as a Trojan Horse meaning that although he denies being in favor of Socialism, if he wins, he will appoint the far left radical Marxist progressives to head administrative departments in his administration who will implement Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warrens dream of a socialist society no matter what that costs.
We all should be aware of the nature of socialism wherever it has been imposed. The slogans in favor offer free you name it, health insurance, college education, retirement, guaranteed annual income etc which turn out to be untrue and result in high unemployment, entrepreneurs fleeing the country, money printing causing hyperinflation and worthless. paper currency and starving in the streets.
- USSR meant union of soviet socialist republics
- Nazi meant national socialism and led to the holocaust
- Cuba under Fidel Castro led to failed economy, loss of freedom, oppression of opposition
- Zimbabwe under Mugabe led to hyperinflation, starvation
- Venezuela under Chaves and now Maduro- millions fled the country, failed economy, shortages of food, jobs, oppression of opposition
President Trump acts like a know-it-all, doesn’t read remains ignorant of economics, just because he was and is a businessman does not mean he understands economics. Doesn’t listen to advisors in financial matters or military matters.
Jo Jorgensen and her running mate, Jeremy Cohen are using bus tours across the country to reach as many voters as they can to make them aware of the Libertarian Party alternative on all the ballots. Jorgensen, if elected, would bring the troops home from the overseas military bases in dozens of countries at a cost of a trillion dollars each year; release of those arrested for victimless crimes, ending the failed drug war, vote against any increased spending bill or attempt to raise the debt ceiling, restore sound money, argue in favor of ending unconstitutional federal programs and restoring the free market.
The major parties will notice that the LP will get more votes than the spread between Dems and GOP candidates. They may try to entice libertarians to vote for them by offering certain positions in the future.
Best of all the membership in the LP will continue to grow as more citizens appreciate the Libertarian Party adherence to the Constitution and advocacy for individual freedom and a limited government as envisioned by the founders. In time the LP may be able to replace one of the two major parties once people realize how far they have both strayed from the limits enumerated in the Constitution which have led to our near bankruptcy as a country whose national debt exceeds its gross national product.
Wm R Cohen M.D.
Southborough resident 40 years