Posted on lp.org on July 29, 2013
Republicans and Democrats have a stranglehold on the U.S. political system, and the media helps them maintain their power, said Libertarian Party director Carla Howell in an interview with PressTV last week. By supporting the Libertarian Party and its candidates, voters can reject the the astronomical taxes, spending, debt, and regulations that both Democrat and Republican politicians almost consistently support.
Howell’s full comments to PressTV are quoted below:
Dissatisfaction with Big Government politicians is nothing new. The only reason they’re still in office today is because incumbents and the mainstream media have manipulated voters into believing that they must vote for the “lesser of two evils,” between a Big Government Democrat or a Big Government Republican. But 99 percent of the time, their voting records are virtually the same. Voting for one or the other serves only to keep us stuck with Big Government, high taxes, stifling regulations, millions of lost jobs, failed and dangerous prohibitions, endless meddling overseas, and gargantuan government and personal debt.
But now it’s reaching a point where Americans may see beyond this manipulation, and reject wholesale the Democratic and Republican duopoly. They can achieve this by ignoring biased media coverage, especially any political debates that exclude legitimate, ballot-qualified candidates, and by voting Libertarian — or, where there is no liberty candidate on the ballot — by writing in a Libertarian or “None of the Above.” Libertarians pledge to dramatically cut taxes, end deficit spending, and downsize Big Government, which will result in unprecedented economic growth, millions of new private-sector jobs, and stabilization of the dollar.
The Libertarian Party, LP.org, and Libertarian candidates offer voters a way to reverse the dangerous direction that Congress and the president are leading us in, and restore this country to peace and prosperity.