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Explore Libertarian alternative to two-party system

Published: April 2, 2014 4:00 AM

Coming out as a Libertarian is more like popping up in a Whack-a-Mole hole than the more trendy "closet," but suffice it to say that after studiously gleaning information in Reason Magazine, courses from Hillsdale College and the incessant flow of knowledge from my friend, Bill, last December I took the plunge and sent for my Libertarian Party membership card.

I suppose the final incentive was the blatant and self-serving decision by our governor and secretary of state to limit who can be on a ballot in Ohio. If it's a right-leaning or conservative group that could take votes away from an incumbent Republican, there must be something wrong with the process. Find a way to keep Libertarians off the ballot.

Yes, just politics as usual. What are you going to do? Too bad, that's how the two-party system works. Really? That's all you've got to justify this? Apathy?

The point is: That's exactly how the two-party system works. At least that's what it has become in my lifetime.

OK, Dems, now your turn. There is no more civil discourse with you. My way or the highway. I'm right about everything, and by gosh, you will think, act and speak correctly or there will be social consequences. You brought us indoctrination instead of education, zero tolerance instead of thoughtful consideration and your own definition of acceptable speech. Your party leadership in D.C. reminds me more of the Queen of Hearts in "Through the Looking Glass" than what should happen in a representational republic.

I'm looking forward to what level of interest Portage County has for a different perspective. See you at the Libertarian Party organizational event at 6:30 p.m. Monday, April 7 at NY2Chicago Pizza at University Plaza in Kent.

Jim O'Connor, Brimfield

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little_r_republican Apr 2, 2014 7:21 AM

There isn't any difference between the establishment party leaders in their **** for power and wealth and control. When will people wake up to question why DC elete exempt themselves from laws they create for us little people? They tell us obamacare is good for us...yet they refuse to participate. They tell us public schools are good for us...yet they refuse to send their children to public schools.

the 17th amendment must be repealed. All perks and power and retirement for Congress must be eliminated. We need a return to the intended republic with short term servants in office to represent us and the states.