Democrats and Republicans are already warning legitimate Third Party candidates will be to blame if they lose in 2020. But for a country that brags about freedom so much, Americans spend a lot of time encouraging the practice of voting for the lesser of two evils—as if the result won’t be evil.
On today’s edition of “Why Isn’t Anyone Talking About This?” this is America, the land of the free—unless we’re talking about our presidential elections, in which case you only get two options. Seriously, the amount of backlash I have seen on social media over the idea that we may actually have decent Third Party candidates this year is absolutely ridiculous.
Democrats and Republicans act like if another candidate comes along and receives some support in 2020, they are automatically to blame for their candidate losing.
First of all, for a country that brags about freedom so much, Americans spend a lot of time encouraging the practice of voting for the lesser of two evils—as if the result won’t be evil.
Second, if the major parties are so concerned about a Third Party candidate taking away support from their guy—maybe they should have chosen a better candidate in the first place.
Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton were two of the most unpopular candidates of all time, and as a result, voter turn-out in 2016 was the lowest it has been in 20 years. Yet in 2020, Democrats simply replaced Clinton with Joe Biden, and now they claim they are concerned about Third Parties.
While Republicans and Democrats acts like they are on opposite side of the isle—as if you are actually getting a choice—they always seem to magically come together when it comes to voting on how many hundreds of billions of dollars taxpayers are going to spend on war this year, or how much they place to increase the National Debt.
I would love to see a Libertarian candidate on the debate stage, challenging Trump and Biden on their record on civil liberties, and a Green Party candidate calling them out for failing to “end the endless wars” after years of promises.
To say that only Democrats and Republicans should be represented is a slap in the face everyone—especially given the fact that nearly half of Americans identify as Independents, showing they have had enough of the Two-Party system.
Yet the fact that Democrats and Republicans are still fighting for control serves as a reminder that, as the age old saying goes, “It’s a big club and you ain’t in it,” and that is something everyone should be talking about.