Switch to the Libertarian Party
by Glen Rickerd
The following letter appeared in the Contra Costa Times, Sunday, June
SWITCH TO LIBERTARIAN PARTY
To the editor:
On June 5, for the first time, I actually enjoyed voting. For years I
have put up with the same election day frustrations that we all face:
choosing between the lesser of two evils, frustrated because my vote was
lost in the clamor of so many issues bundled together, wondering if going
to the polls was worth the effort.
Then I discovered the Libertarian Party. I was surprised at how closely
their philosophy matched my own: strong on personal freedoms like the
"Liberals", strong on economic freedoms and fiscal responsibility like the
Here, at last, was a political group I could truly identify with. My
conversion was not instant, but the more I heard the more sense it made.
After last November's election I re-registered as a Libertarian.
The big surprise came in the polling booth, when I realized that even
though "my" candidate would certainly not be elected, my vote would be
heard. The Libertarian philosophy has some very powerful ideas about
government. As our voice grows, the Status Quo political machine will
not be able to ignore it.
If you are tired of feeling that your vote is wasted on election day, try
the Libertarian Party, for a change.