There is a lot of talk today about Bob Smither and District 22. With Tom Delay’s withdrawal from the race, it is a two man fight- Democrat and Libertarian. The Libertarian Party candidate, Bob Smither, is counting on the largely Republican district for a victory.
Is Bob Smither the usual candidate? No, but that is what makes him perfect for this race. Think of it as a real life, modern day “Mr. Smith Goes to Washington”. Libertarians are excluded in a purposeful manner by the duopoly now in charge of our lives. The ruling duopoly would have you think that libertarians are on the fringe of society- that is how they avoid real issues and perpetuate their attack on liberty. They want the voter to equate libertarians with Jimmy Stewart’s naive character. (Hopefully they have forgotten how the story goes just long enough to vote for freedom.)
That said, I have to admit that the LP’s bet on the largely Republican District 22 is not a bad wager. Republicans used to believe in small government and low taxes. (It is well noted that today’s Repubican Party knows nothing of the aforementioned ideas.) Libertarians are on board where those “out of fashion” ideals are concerned, but we go a step further. Libertarians believe in the inalienable right of self-ownership.
Mr. Smither takes on the “taboo” self-ownership issues in well mannered argument, and I believe that with an elected Mr. Smither, we will see true freedom on the near horizon. I do feel it necessary to say that Libertarians are not a version of Republicans; we are more a portrait of the Republic. Any freedom loving soul should be able to get on board with that. Party affiliation not required.
You can learn more about Bob. If you would like to help spread the message, call 1-800-Elect-US or 202-333-0008. People will be working in the LP office over the weekend. If you call, please leave a message at EXT 232 so they can get you signed up for BallotBase.