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While the economy suffers, jobs are lost and our dads, moms, brothers, sisters, children, and grand-children go away to face the perils of war in the Middle East, many of us sit at home on unemployment or try to use a skill we’ve learned over the years in a feeble attempt to provide sufficiently for ourselves and our loved ones. We’re barely making ends meet.

Of course, I don’t speak for all of America. Not yet, but perhaps I do speak for the slowly dying middle class. While the largest middle class ever to prosper in the history of the world shrinks, we point fingers at who is to blame. “Bush is to Blame,” the Democrats yell, or “Obama started this mess,” Republicans will cry, perhaps not realizing that the policies haven’t really changed in the past twelve years.

I’m starting to see a pattern. It appears we can elect any candidate from the two-party system and yet policies won’t change in any significant way for about three presidential terms. So argue away! Let’s keep pointing fingers at each other and screaming “Democrats are the problem,” or “Republicans are going to destroy the country.” Or, we can all rally together as real believers in our Constitution and vote for a pro-LIBERTY candidate, Governor Gary Johnson. Let us prove to the rest of the world that we ARE awake and we won’t be bullied by oppressing dictator wannabes such as President Obama, or worse, his carbon copy Mitt Romney!

The economy suffers and our loved ones die on the battlefield.

We resumed bombing the Middle East toward the end of President Clinton’s term while the public was caught up in the sex scandal. I wonder if that’s why Hillary is determined to sign a U.N. Arms Treaty and snatch up all our guns. Enough, though! The Second Amendment clearly states that “a well-regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed.”

Why does Romney equally support this weapons ban? As a Conservative Republican one would figure he’d support the Second Amendment whole heartedly and wouldn’t want to infringe on the Constitutional rights of American citizens. Hmm… Gary Johnson doesn’t believe we should require extensive background checks in order to have the ability to protect ourselves (just some food for thought).

Now back to my point about the Middle East. Why did President Clinton send the stealth bombers to Iraq? Regarding Operation Desert Fox, “The contemporaneous justification for the strikes was Iraq’s failure to comply with United Nations Security Council resolutions as well as their interference with United Nations Special Commission inspectors.” This of course is the NBC, Fox News, and CNN spin your trusty Government passed down to the main stream media to repeat to the “sheeple” night after night as they came home tired and restless from work. The truth of the matter, according to many, is that the Iraqi’s were demanding their gold back and were replacing the USD as the method of payment for oil. http://proliberty.com/observer/20031001.htm

In retaliation we bombed Iraq for four straight days while claiming they had weapons of mass destruction. Now, let me ask a common sense question: if they had weapons of mass destruction, why would we bomb them? We had no idea where the weapons were, if they DID have them. Wouldn’t we be worried about blowing up a nuclear weapon? Secondly, why did we claim that Iraq had weapons of mass destruction when it was supposedly Bin Laden who claimed responsibility for terrorist activities while in Afghanistan after September 11, 2001? The tragic events of that day were the reason we declared war on terrorism in the first place!

How about this to boggle your minds; we are still there!  Why does Obama continue to leave our troops in Iraq and why does Romney agree we should stay? What’s that, Gary? We should leave? Really? Why? Is it because the people believe there is no real terrorist threat? Is it because we are stronger at home together than we are spread out across the world?

Where are you peace loving hippie Democrats from the 60’s and 70’s that opposed the Vietnam War? Why are you applauding Barack Obama for slaughtering US citizens and thousands of other innocent men, women and children in the Middle East?

Anybody hear what happened in Yemen? I bet not since the main stream media hasn’t reported on it. Thankfully, there is one reporter/JOURNALIST out there honestly reporting and I suggest you all pay him attention. His name is Ben Swann and you can find him on Reality Check.

Gary Johnson suggests we bring our troops home now. Neither Romney nor Obama suggest that they feel the same way. Although that was one of Barack Obama’s big promises in 2007 to get him elected, he did not follow through.

How exactly is Romney going to kick-start the economy? Ben Bernanke is about to fire up the counterfeit machine and start QE3. Romney is fine with this, although it’ll depreciate the value of our dollar even more. This won’t create jobs or put money in our pockets. This will buy up bad debts from each central bank and place the financial burden on the American Tax Payer who by the way has no legal obligation to pay federal income tax. There is no law requiring one to pay federal income tax and there have been a few people to win this argument in court.

Gary Johnson supports abolishing the federal income tax. Obama and Romney are gearing up to hit us with MORE taxes (Obama Care/Romney Care). Oh yes, the rumors are true. Obama based his model of Obama Care around Romney Care. Romney enforces the same mandates on health care as Obama does. When he says “Repeal and Replace Obama Care”, he means with just another name, Romney Care. Insurance premiums will skyrocket.

My personal insurance premium is already high enough! Know that I and many other Americans won’t be able to afford health insurance much longer if the costs continue to rise. Once fully implemented, if you decide you can no longer afford health insurance and you’ll go without, you will be forced to pay another tax. This is the reason most companies can’t afford to hire new employees. Companies are being drained by new healthcare regulations! Governor Johnson is the only one who is opposing these taxes. Governor Johnson also suggests we cut the corporate income tax. With Gary Johnson as president, if you own a business you will begin to keep more money from that business, rather than paying it to big government.

Many among the older generation will kick, scream, and cry about how a vote for Johnson is a vote for Obama. Well, I beg to differ. Think of it this way, if I voted for Obama last time around, what makes you think I would consider Romney to begin with this time around? Wouldn’t I, in your logical view, be an Obama supporter and ready to cast my ballot for him? Why wouldn’t the Logic work the other way around? Voting for Johnson takes a vote away from Obama! Because I’m voting for Johnson, not Romney or Obama!

If all of you would do your homework and vote your conscience, then many of you would realize that Gary Johnson shares your political beliefs more so than the other two establishment candidates. We’d actually have a shot at putting a libertarian candidate in office if everyone voted based on their desires rather than go with a candidate simply to follow the majority.

Most of you claim we have to put in Romney before we can put in “your libertarian guy”. Why? If you already agree that the libertarian should be put into office then what’s the point of placing your vote  with a candidate who is going to abuse presidential power just as much as the current president? Don’t think for a moment that Romney is any different politically than Obama. Both will lie to get into office and then will work from someone else’s agenda, usually the big corporate bankers that fund them both.

I challenge everyone to watch this video of Romney and Obama in short clip interviews regarding issues that are important to the American people.  It’s just over ten minutes long. After you watch the video please tell me why voting for Romney is still a good idea.

A Vote for Gary Johnson is a Vote for Gary Johnson. Be Libertarian for one election. Stop saying its impossible and just click the button that says Gary Johnson in the voting booth. Last time I checked, it’s just as possible to check Gary Johnson’s name as it is any of the other candidates on the ballot.

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