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Vote Green Party

Trump is toast. Did the Clintons recruit their friend for this scenario? With Trump (in his terminology) “a loser,” progressives who were inspired by Bernie Sanders are ready to build a real progressive political party by voting for the Green ticket: Jill Stein and Ajamu Baraka.

American democracy is a hollowed out shell. Democrats and Republicans collaborate, upholding the corporate/military grip on domestic and imperialist policy, while stifling dissent and limiting debate.

Clinton is as crooked as Trump, but with already more blood on her hands: Libya, Honduras, Syria. In the 1990s, the Clintons coldly withdrew support from women and children on welfare by eliminating (to this day) the entitlement to public assistance. Wal-Mart welcomed all that cheap labor that their former board member then provided them.

Stein says, “Look where voting for the lesser evil has got us.” We steadily descend into more war, environmental pollution, racist violence and income inequality.

In this safe blue state, there is no justification for the “protest vote” against Trump. We on the left need to register our presence by voting Green rather than “wasting our vote,” endorsing the status quo. Let’s vote instead for the greater good that we believe in.

Morton Alexander

Spokane


 

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