Today we will take a short break from our reversals theme to change gears a bit. I want to ask you some serious questions: In your life experience have you ever had someone tell you, "oh you don't need to listen to that person!" and have you ever had someone say instead, "let them talk. I have nothing to fear from them."? In your mind, which person seemed most secure, confident, and credible?
But no need to worry about any of that! The Commission is going to protect you. They are like the person in my first example; you don't need to listen to him. They say their rules flatly decree that he needs to be at 15% in the polls before you can watch him debate. In other words...their self-serving criteria has conveniently disqualified him. "We can't let people hear you until a lot of them are already for you, even though to be for you, they do really need to hear you." (Joseph Heller's "Catch 22"?)
Before there was the Commission on Presidential Debates the League of Women Voters ran the debates. But isn't it better to have a commission run by the two major parties controlling what you can hear? (read more)
My main point here is not "Vote for Gary Johnson". ( read more) My point is that the American people are being done a great disservice, one that runs contrary to everything a democracy stands for........................and as a people we seem to be OK with that. The same people who wave the flag at veterans and wipe away a tear at the sacrifices made for freedom are blithely content to throw those hard-earned freedoms into the shitter when it comes to travesties like this.
Why not let the man speak? Then, if he comes across as an idiot, or just someone who does not share your views.......don't vote for him. BUT LET HIM SPEAK ON THAT SAME STAGE. HE EARNED THAT RIGHT BY GETTING ON THE BALLOT IN ALL 50 STATES!