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Are you tired of voting for the lesser of two evils in Presidential elections? Do you know who Rocky Anderson is?

Why not consider voting for a Presidential candidate who represents you, your financial interests, and your political beliefs instead of voting for the lesser of two evils.

Are you tired of voting for the lesser of two evils when it comes time to vote during a Presidential election?  Do you hold your nose when you pull down the lever in the voting booth?  Do you even bother to vote any more?

There are third party candidates who actually do represent middle class interests instead of those of their political donors, who typically are the rich, the 1%, and Corporate America.  Rocky Anderson and Jill Stein are two such candidates.

Recently I had the opportunity to interview Rocky Anderson in depth about his political positions:  The Barefoot Accountant's Interview of Rocky Anderson.  It was an in depth, hour long interview, conducted on May 29th of this year.

Perhaps you have never heard of Rocky Anderson since the major media only cover candidates of our two political parties.  Rocky Anderson was a Constitutional lawyer and civil rights attorney before serving as the Mayor of Salt Lake City from 2000 to 2008 as a Democrat; however, in 2011, he became disenchanted with the Democratic Party’s sell-out to Corporate interests and left the party to form the Justice Party in order to advocate economic, environmental, social and civic justice.

In Rocky’s own words,

The Constitution has been eviscerated while Democrats have stood by with nary a whimper. It is a gutless, unprincipled party, bought and paid for by the same interests that buy and pay for the Republican Party.

Attached please find Rocky's positions as compared to those of President Obama and Mitt Romney.  Note how Rocky differs from Barack and Mitt on the following issues:

Unlike President Obama and Mitt Romney, Rocky is for:

  1. A WPA program to create jobs
  2. Replacing our free trade agreements with fair trade agreements
  3. Prosecuting Wall Street banksters and fraudsters
  4. Ending government's felonious spying on US citizens
  5. Prosecuting war crimes
  6. Restricting the use of state secrets doctrine
  7. Overthrowing NDAA, which allows indefinite detention without habeous corpus
  8. Restoring civil liberties removed under the Patriot Act
  9. Closing Guantanamo Bay
  10. Federally protected marriage equality
  11. Prohibiting new coal-burning plants
  12. Stopping the Keystone Pipeline
  13. Implementing dramatic measures in response to climate change
  14. Stopping deportation of law-abiding immigrants
  15. Ending the Bush tax cuts
  16. Decreasing spending of the Military Industrial Complex
  17. Ending the war on drugs
  18. Restoring Glass-Steagall
  19. Ending anti-trust exemptions of many industries
  20. Breaking up "too large to fail and jail" banks
  21. Moving the Federal Reserve to the Treasury Department
  22. A single-payer Medicare-for-all healthcare system
  23. Ending our dependence on for-profit insurance companies for basic healthcare needs. 

 

Did you vote for "change", "hope and change", "change you can believe in", and "change the way Washington works" in 2008, only to see extensions of the tax cuts for the rich; an egregious estate tax reduction saving the Walton family billions of dollars in taxes; a healthcare system that will not control medical nor prescription medicine costs; increases in military spending; the enactment of the National Defense Authorization Act; "grand bargains" to lower the corporate tax rates while cutting social security, Medicare, medicaid; and a short-lived economic recovery in 2010 where 93% of the benefits went to the top 1%?

Maybe it's time for our country to have other candidates come forward to speak for the 99% and Main Street instead of just for the 1% and Wall Street, that is, those who provide the hundreds and hundreds of millions of dollars in campaign contributions to the candidates.  If you feel that these campaign contributions and lobbyists moneys are, in essence, legalized bribery, and that our political system has become corrupt from all of the money involved in politics, perhaps you might want to consider other candidates besides those of the two major political parties.

Why settle for voting for the lesser of two evils since it is still voting for evil? 

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William Brighenti, CPA July 17, 2012 at 01:15 AM
Presidential candidate Rocky Anderson is expected to be in Connecticut on August 20th. All those interested in meeting Rocky, please contact me at justicepartyct@gmail.com.
Andrew Ziemba July 17, 2012 at 05:40 PM
Sorry, but although you do have some good ideas, the libertarian party is a better 3rd party platform. I will be voting for Gary Johnson in 2012.
William Brighenti, CPA July 17, 2012 at 09:21 PM
No apology is necessary. Although I am not sufficiently informed about the positions of Gary Johnson, I presume you are not voting for a candidate who represents the 1%, the elite, and Corporate America. Thank you.
Guido July 18, 2012 at 02:38 PM
93% of the gains from the short-lived economic recovery in 2010 went to the top 1%. Just follow the money and don't believe the propaganda on CNBC, WSJ, et al: the major media is owned by Corporate America, who also control Congress and the Administration with campaign contributions and lobbying money. Hello to the totalitarian Corporate State!
MJ CHRISTIAN August 02, 2012 at 12:10 AM
WHAT IS YOUR PLATFORM WITH REGARD TO ISSUES CONCERNING NATIVE AMERICAN INDIANS?

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