John McCain says the media isn’t giving him a fair shake. He has no idea what it’s like to run as a Libertarian. But he also has no idea what it’s like to apply for a real job with a real interview.
What sort of press does any candidate (even Obama) get these days? When will we hear answers to the most basic, important questions that should be asked of every politician:
Are there any laws that politicians must obey without exceptions? Are there any rights that cannot be violated? Is there any property that cannot be seized? How much taxation is enough? What is the value of a human life, and who decides? What is the valid role of government? What is none of politicians’ business? And are your answers in writing somewhere?
How about we just stop that silly “two party system” fiction and start asking these critical questions? You know we need to.
In the 2008 gubernatorial race, there is only one candidate even running for the constitutional office of Indiana Governor. This man has already proposed overhauling state government. He has already proposed standing up to D.C. to demand federalism. Of course he’s proposed eliminating personal property tax. He has also already proposed eliminating CPS/DCS, phasing out public schools in favor of Common Schools (as is constitutionally required), stopping I-69, and in general, restoring what works and rejecting what’s failing in Indiana. And he also did this when he ran for Governor in 2000.
He was right on the facts and issues then, and he’s right on the facts and issues now.
Voters have heard none of this from their eyes and ears in the democratic process, the media. Voters rely on the media’s imprimatur of legitimacy, and yet all they hear about is Mitch Daniels’ money and incumbency, Jill Long Thompson’s “Green Jobs,” and that nebulous charge of “negative campaigning” that marks every race.
…The poor voters don’t know what they’re missing.
…Or what the choices actually are in November.
That’s just not right.
Let’s all do better this time.