” As the presidential election approaches, the emails in my in-box can be divided into three basically equal categories:
1) “I canot beleeve you have fallin for Obologna’s trix.”
2) “How cum U cant see thru Mitwit Romney’s dum republikkan dumness. “
3) “Have you heard how Gary Johnson, the Libertarian Partycandidate for president, is getting rolled?”
The first two categories I answer quickly and politely, because they are mostly from family. The Gary Johnson stuff I’ve just been chewing on, though, and getting disgusted.
We are a two-party system — not by law, but because the Democrats and the Republicans have seized the mechanisms of government. They use their control to maintain power, and other parties can’t compete. This causes a bunch of self-perpetuating, corrosive behaviors, like government-funded primaries for these major parties, which are really nothing but private organizations. Withholding the money for a Republican primary out of a libertarian’s paycheck makes as much sense as taxing Jews to pay for KKK dance parties (now that’s an idea for a reality show).”