johnson-trump-clinton-stein-1024x683Hey. I’ve been trying to tone down my political commentary this year in my public timeline and blog posts this year. Not sure how well I’m succeeding at that, but I feel like I have to say something that isn’t a joke or meme after this last debate.
I’m breathing a little bit easier now that Trump has put a little distance between him and winning the race with his poor debate performance. I’ve always said, put a gun to my head and make me choose between Trump and Clinton, and I’ll go with the one least likely to flip out and nuke the planet on a whim.

That said, I have concerns.

I find it very disturbing we don’t have a voice of moderation and sanity on the dais with a foreign policy plan that doesn’t involve using my name as an American to kill people abroad.

I find it very disheartening that there’s not a candidate on the stage that understands how to shrink the size of government without hurting the country’s most vulnerable citizens.
I find it very disenfranchising that there’s not a single person with a microphone last night who represents anything other than blind political ambition.
How did we get here? Isn’t it time that we vote for someone, rather than against them?
There are more candidates than the ones the country watched last night. We got here because for all of recent history, our country has been forced into the false dichotomy of voting for the lesser of two evils.

Let’s change how we vote.

s066990706-300If you like Jill Stein, vote for Jill Stein.
If you like Gary Johnson, vote for Gary Johnson.
If you like Donald Trump, vote for Donald Trump.
If you like Hillary Clinton, vote for Hillary Clinton.
Here’s how you know if you like a candidate: come up with a reason for voting for them that doesn’t involve the name of another candidate. Don’t vote for Johnson or Stein as a protest vote because you hate Clinton or Trump; vote for them because you agree with their stances, or like their character, or admire their track record.
The only way we’ll stop getting what we’ve always gotten is to stop doing what we’ve always done.
Let’s just try it. What’s the worst that could happen?