Democrats: A Vote for Third Party is a Vote for Trump?

September 18, 2016
Sunyata Altenor

The most recent appeal from the Democratic party "warning" voters that a vote for a third party candidate is like a vote for Trump is evidence of a real shift in the awareness of the American people. First, let me clarify: A vote for Trump is a vote for Trump; A vote for Clinton is a vote for Clinton. Using fear to persuade voters to support political parties that have continually disappointed on major issues from foreign policy, education, healthcare and the economy, is the epitome of a failed democracy. Second, let's address the fact that the Democrats are admittedly launching a "multimillion-dollar digital campaign that talks about what’s at stake and how a vote for a third-party candidate is a vote for Donald Trump." Yet they refuse to #OpenTheDebates. It's interesting how quickly millions of dollars get thrown at attempts to control the minds and opinions of the people when over half of the workers in this country make less than $30,000 a year.

The Green Party would like to address important issues like chronic underemployment; failing school systems; decreased salaries and rising costs of living; systemic racism & environmental injustice; our corrupt judicial system, lack of decision-making power over local spending; the outrageously rising costs of healthcare and our inflated military budget, not to mention the fact that the US has more military bases around the world than any other country, empire or nation in history! We pay for that, yet have very little say in how the money is spent. The democrats are afraid of how woke everyone is. Folks are not interested in our candidates' cholesterol levels or blood pressure! No longer disillusioned by slogans of "hope" and "change," it is power--an actual decision in how our society functions--that people in this country have been demanding. And history shows that neither the Democrats or Republicans are invested in real change. So they'll pay to convince you that they are, but won't pay to fund our failing schools. #StayWoke and take this appeal as evidence that we are winning and that this shift in consciousness will continue to extend beyond the presidential election.

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