Protecting our freedom - Elliott for Texas 2020

This post is focused on why you should vote for a Texas Libertarian Candidate in the November 2020 General Election. If you believe that our political system is fine the way it is, please skip this post. If you believe that there should be an elite ruling class who dictates the rules and decides who is permitted to participate, you can stop reading.

However, if you are like me and you believe that we should expect more from our elected representatives, and demand that they start acting like they work for us, rather than the other way around, then please read on for three reasons why you should vote for a Libertarian candidate in Texas for the November 2020 General Election.

  • Texas is not as prosperous as it could be. Our Texas economy is strong, but the rate of economic growth (even before the coronavirus interruption) has been slowing. With increased access to global markets and Texas becoming the center of technological change, the Texas economy should be exploding, not simply growing at about the same rate as the rest of the country. More reliance on markets and individual enterprise and less reliance on taxation and regulation will result in greater wealth for all of us, especially for those who have the least among us. We have recently seen the Republicans and Democrats together unanimously pass the biggest tax and spending bill in all of human history — they are not serious about limiting government or putting more money in your pocket — Libertarians are.
  • Government has become too powerful. Governments at all levels tax too much, regulate too much, and interfere too much. The two old parties each continue to grab for more power, increase the size, scope and impact of government while they foist their own “moral” agendas on the rest of us. Out of control land use regulations have caused an epidemic of increased commuting times, clogged transportation arteries, unaffordable housing and increased homelessness in our major Texas cities. Neither Party is serious about reducing taxation and regulation. Libertarians are sworn enemies of taxes and government interference.
  • We need to make changes now to ensure prosperity and freedom in the future. To build a national movement that is ready to embrace an American common-sense party, we must start locally. In many states, including, Texas a single, or a few, third-party state legislators will not spoil an election or upset the balance in the state house. Electing a few state legislators today, can turn into a few congressional seats tomorrow. By the time we have built an organization that is capable of supporting a new party for the presidency, we will first have succeeded in creating a national dialog about the proper role and scope of government, placing power back in the hands of the people and securing our liberties.

A third-party representative in the Texas State Legislature in 2020 is necessary to bring a neutral voice to challenge the status quo and restrain the tendency of governments to grow. While the Democrats will try to flip the House and the Republicans will try to hold on, they are two sides of the same coin. We need to add a different voice to the Texas Legislature – your voice. Help me build for our future by supporting Libertarian and other third-party candidates in your local area.