Libertarian Republicans, are you looking for a Proper Protest for 2014 ? — Think about voting for Michael McDermott on the Libertarian line — It could make A REAL DIFFERENCE in the long run.....
By voting for Michael McDermott, the Libertarian candidate for Governor in 2014 — You can stick it to the Conservatives, WFP, Greens and "Independence Party" types, all in one shot
Some of my left-wing BSIs have been urging me to something earth-shattering, like urging my fellow Republicans to vote for Howie Hawkins on the Green Party line; and they have lots of reasons that appeal to their left-wing ways of thinking about such things. The only reason that I thought it might appeal to many good Republicans, who might think about doing such a thing, would be in the hope of driving the Conservative Party further down the ballot, away from its current spot threatening the GOP’s integrity and the Republican Party’s position on the ballot. The problem was that I really couldn’t bring myself to do such a thing, because candidate Howie Hawkins and the Green Party just oppose too many things that I happen to support; and come to think of it, a lot of the stuff they do is just plain annoying.
On the other hand, I figured out a way that much of what I think many Republicans wanted vis a vis the existing third parties could be accomplished in 2014; and it didn’t involve getting on board with somebody else's long liberal agenda. It’s also something that is simple and straightforward.
If all libertarian oriented Republicans voted for Mike McDermott for Governor in 2014, then the Libertarian Party would get a good shot at permanent ballot status. Automatically, that would weaken and dilute the positions of all the parasite parties, like the Conservative, Independence and Working Families parties; and it would largely countervail against the Greens, as well.
About Michael McDermott
In 2012, Michael successfully got on the ballot for Congress in Long Island’s third congressional district. He debated Congressman Steve Israel and Candidate Steve Labate at the League of Women Voters and did extremely well. In 2014 he decided that he should try the same thing, but this time running for Governor of New York.
As a Libertarian, Michael is in favor of keeping government, local and otherwise, out of personal relationships, stopping the government from spying on its citizens with drones and other electronic surveillance, and eliminating long prison terms for non-violent offenses without identifiable victims. Michael is leading the fight to remove red light cameras from our communities by local ballot referendums. Michael is also a staunch advocate of our right to free speech, and other free expression, as long as such action does not interfere with the rights of others.
Though many of the issues facing New Yorkers are important, there are a few that stand out and have made Michael McDermott come to realize that he could no longer stand on the sidelines and do nothing about what was happening, especially since each affected him so personally — those issues are the Common Core Curriculum [the national education policy mandate], the fettered economy, the NYSAFE ACT, and the Patient Protection & Affordable Care Act [aka Obamacare]. McDermott’s positions on each of these are explained in detail in the sub-link to each on his webpage (See[http://votemcdermott.org/ ]). Check it all out there..
It’s time for all libertarian Republicans to stand up and say that enough is enough. Take a close look at Michael McDermott and see if his Libertarian fight is worth supporting and pushing forward. If you are an active Republican libertarian, you are 90% of the way there. You know that history is not made by those who stay home and do nothing, it’s made by those who get angry, get up, go out and do the right thing.
If you agree that much of this is something you should get behind in 2014, then you probably should vote for Michael McDermott for Governor and Christopher Edes for Lieutenant Governor — Even though both of them are running on the Libertarian line, you don't need to change your party or personal beliefs to vote for them this once. You see, I think such a vote is a good protest. In addition, McDermott and company are a good potential allies for us Republicans in the future; plus supporting McDermott’s 2014 run can be a good port in the storm for many Republicans, right now. There's no need for the 2014 surge to pass us by in New York without accomplishing anything