To the editor:
Oh, woe is me! I’m an undecided voter. I lack the testosterone for the alpha male act, insulted by the Big Bird issue and exhausted by the big money, mass media partnership with the two parties.
If only there were an alternative to the media manipulation, the dictatorial control of participation in debates by the two parties and the fraudulent commission for debates that excludes alternative candidates. Don’t waste your vote, they say. Doesn’t the Electoral College essentially waste your vote in many states?
There is an alternative. Consider a vote for a third party down the ballot. I like Obama, voted for him, but don’t feel he has earned my vote, particularly in Kansas. As for Romney, we’ve been there, done that and know that dog won’t hunt.
I will vote for the Green Party candidate. Unfortunately, I will have to write her name on the ballot, easily done. The Green Party is on 85 percent of the ballots nationally, and a 5 percent vote would qualify them for more than $20 million in matching federal funds in 2016.
Is my vote wasted? Maybe, but maybe it is an investment in the future with more diversity in our democracy. Also on the ballot are the Reform and Libertarian Party candidates. Maybe Douglas County could kick-start the nation by a strong vote for alternative candidates who represent alternative solutions. Check them out before you check the ballot.