The platform of the Libertarian Party:
Since it is a foregone conclusion where Maryland's electoral votes will go, why not go on record against the two-party oligarchy? Unlike the two major parties, the Libertarian platform would actually address the key issue facing our country, the fact that we are on the brink of economic disaster. The Republicrats are united in agreement on intrusive, wasteful big government; keeping us at war somewhere or other; and immorally squandering our grandchildren's future on political perks for ourselves that we cannot afford.
The two parties are also in full agreement on keeping any third party from disturbing the status quo, and making sure that the public is kept in ignorance, quibbling about details that seem important but really don't affect the big picture, essentially rearranging the deck chairs on the Titanic.
People say it is a waste of our vote, but if enough of the popular vote goes to Gary Johnson, the Federal Election Commission may be forced to include this third party in future considerations. At least I am letting the powers that be know that I am dissatisfied with our choices.
"As Libertarians, we seek a world of liberty; a world in which all individuals are sovereign over their own lives and no one is forced to sacrifice his or her values for the benefit of others.
We believe that respect for individual rights is the essential precondition for a free and prosperous world, that force and fraud must be banished from human relationships, and that only through freedom can peace and prosperity be realized.
We, the members of the Libertarian Party, challenge the cult of the omnipotent state and defend the rights of the individual.
We hold that all individuals have the right to exercise sole dominion over their own lives, and have the right to live in whatever manner they choose, so long as they do not forcibly interfere with the equal right of others to live in whatever manner they choose."