Election 2016 must have been painful for all of you millennials and other disenfranchised individuals. We third party and independent voters understand you very well, and we would welcome you with open arms.[extoc]
While it is true that we differ on many issues, there is a place for you here. We may never be in perfect agreement, but we have candidates with the character to be decent human beings and decent Presidents. Furthermore, the two party system has its own agenda. The DNC working to sabotage Bernie Sanders, and pushing him to submit to Clinton make this clear.
You may also feel that your vote cannot make a difference. This cannot be further from the truth. It absolutely can make a difference. In this election, Gary Johnson received over 4 million votes. That’s far more than third party candidates have received in a long time. Less than 3 million additional votes would have put him over the 5% mark. What does this mean? It makes national recognition for the party. It also means access to funding: funding that the two party establishment has kept to themselves for far too long.
Even Jill Stein broke over 1 million votes this time around. She almost received as many votes as Gary Johnson received in the 2012 election. This is phenomenal support, considering that in 2012, she received less than 500,000 votes. Now, how many disenfranchised voters are there? Over 100 million registered voters did not vote in this election. Over five million fewer voted in this election than in 2012. That five million was more than enough to give the Libertarian party recognition. Indeed, with just a bit more support, both the Libertarian party and the Green party could gain national recognition. That would be phenomenal.
But that is only the first step. There are many steps to be taken on any journal. The next step would be to get these other candidates into the debates. The debates, controlled by the mainstream media, work to keep only the Republicans and the Democrats in the spotlight. Without the other candidates pressing the two establishment picks on the issues, there is nothing forcing them to show their true colors. But just 15% in the polls and a third party candidate can enter the debates.
Once we show the country the true colors of the establishment, we’re already half way there. The only thing left is to convince as many disenfranchised to vote for their conscience. You may think that you are alone. You may think that you are powerless. But you are neither. We cannot do this without you. And there is no way that we cannot do this, so long as we have you on our side. You hold the difference between an American future with more Trump and Clinton, or a new future, where candidates are reasonable and rational human beings.