Presidential Candiates Arrested. No film at 11.
I don’t write about politics often, but when I found out about this, I decided I had to.
On October 8th at 9PM, two third party candidates were arrested for attempting to enter the Washington University complex holding the second presidential debate. The candidates, Michael Badnarik of the Libertarian Party and David Cobb of the Green Party, chose civil disobedience to fight the bipartisan Commission on Presidential Debates (CPD). Over half of Americans believe third party candidates should be included, yet politicians continue to funnel public funds into the bi-partisan Commission. S.W.A.T. teams were used to deny the will of the American people while mainstream media ignored this historic event, a shameless suppression of political diversity.
It is a shame that the media and our political process in the “Land of the Free, Home of the Brave” seems to be hell-bent against including anyone that isn’t a Republican or a Democrat. In 1992, I am proud to say I voted for Ross Perot. He may not have been the best man for the job, and his Vice Presidential candidate wasn’t exactly the sharpest tool in the shed either, but it wasa vote that didn’t go to a Republican or a Democrat.
I’ve watched the so-called debates and about the only things I can say for sure is:
- George W. Bush sounds like a dumbass.
John Kerry sounds like he actually sounds like a stateman.</ul> I can’t tell the difference between those two candidates otherwise.
The next debate may be in jeopardy, though you wouldn’t know it from listening to the media in this country. The Arizona Libertarian Party is suing Arizona State University and the Commission on Presidential Debates on the grounds that the bipartisan debates occuring in public facilties consititues an illegal campaign contribution to the Republican and Democratic parties under the Arizona Constitution.
This year, I am not voting for a Republican or a Democrat on any ticket. I am throughly disgusted with both parties.