Monday, May 30, 2016

Be careful what you wish for

The 2016 presidential race has become, more than ever before, a lesser-of-two-evils/be-careful-for-you-wish-for race. The Libertarian Party’s candidates are the latest entry that could lead this nation into a dystopian future. Former governors, Gary Johnson of New Mexico and William Weld of Massachusetts, will carry the banner for their party — both converts from the Republican Party.

The Albuquerque Journal’s story on the tense nominating convention and what the Libertarians stand for is illuminating.

On social issues, it’s a hands’ off policy. Those positions on abortion, same sex marriage and others are sure to alienate the evangelicals who Donald Trump hopes to woo. And, what Johnson characterizes as fiscal conservatism is really a corporatist agenda disguised as financial responsibility.