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America After November

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Yesterday, I bemoaned the disaster that is this year’s presidential race. But big whup. As the LifeLock commercial rightly asks, “Why monitor a problem if you don’t fix it?”

Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump will be the next president. That means we have our work cut out for us. And we can’t wait for the 2020 presidential race to fix the problem. We must immediately assert citizen power to create an effective check on government-gone-wild.

So, what to do?

First, let’s admit that fixing Washington isn’t easy. We must fight the Feds through national organizations, of course, but we actually gain greater leverage by working closer to home — at local and state levels.

We need to elect mayors, governors, legislators and councilmembers in 2017 and 2018, men and women who will fight for free markets and against cronyism. And stand up to the federal government.

And where we have the power of ballot initiatives and recall, let’s use it.

By Inauguration Day, we can be changing the conversation in most of the top 25 media markets. How? By petitioning the right issues onto the ballot. By April and May, voters in those cities and counties can directly enact those reforms. Next November, Ohio and Washington state voters can weigh in with ballot initiatives.

Sadly, tragically, it’s too late to stop campaign 2016’s tornado from doing damage. The next disaster of an administration is on its way. But we can create a competing agenda to the Hillary Clinton or the Donald Trump agenda.

A pro-liberty agenda. Starting now.

This is Common Sense. I’m Paul Jacob.

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  1. Lynn Atherton Bloxham says:

    It ain’t over ’till the fat lady sings.
    Remember the eternal optimist Ron Crickenberger who said we libertarians should always be ready to win and serve in case there is a scandal from both the Repubs and the Dems. I think Crickenberger would be astounded at just how many scandals there are and both are still standing, but have more than egg on their faces.The libertarians are ready.

  2. Brian Wright says:

    Paul, you HAVE to put grand juries into the mix for the people taking charge directly! “All your government ‘operatives’ need to know in the strongest terms that you and your family will not submit to tyranny of any kind, and in fact will pursue any government official who votes for or executes unconstitutional invasion of your First Principles rights with a PIMU (people’s independent multilevel ubiquitous) grand jury producing indictments for any violations they are complicit with (…/Previews/TP_11_Grand_Jury.pdf and”

  3. don cain says:

    If we had a runoff provision neither of these clowns would win. People are afraid to “waste” their vote by voting third party.
    Both dems and reps who hate their candidates would vote third party at the first knowing that, worst case, they could vote against the demons we have come to view each other as. Then, whichever party’s candidate lost in the primary would vote enmass against the hated “other” and the third party candidate would win in a landslide.
    BTY who gave some one the power to decide on the 15% minimum in order to qualify to participate in the debates?
    Government of, by an for? The mask is slipping. Hang on. Its about to get interesting.

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