- - Thursday, July 28, 2016

In the last two weeks of July, non-stop cable TV gave us insight into the presidential nominees selected by the Republican and Democratic parties. Afterward we wondered, “Is this the best they have to offer?” Both parties presented candidates who are demonstratively dishonest and temperamentally unfit for the office of president. Listening to their relentless, vicious verbal attacks on each other, we also wondered, “Isn’t there anyone else?” Political pundits keep telling us that voters are going to have to choose the lesser of two evils. We should not be forced into such a disastrous decision. America deserves better.

A candidate with valued executive government experience, former two-term New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson, will be on the ballot in November. As a Libertarian, Mr. Johnson is the safe choice to bring stability to the White House. He would not be beholden to either major party or to lobbyists. For the first time we would have a president who would not “play politics,” but would instead sincerely cooperate with all in Congress and work to accomplish much-needed federal reforms.

Sadly, the major political parties illustrate that they’ve drifted far away from the constitutional job description of chief executive. The Libertarian candidates for president and vice president, Mr. Johnson and Bill Weld, both former governors from blue states, are an excellent choice to help restore the traditional American values of the executive branch. They will be on the ballot in all states.


Bluffton, S.C.

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