Robert Clark was quoted in the Oct. 16 State as saying, “They need to rattle the cages over there” (“Some S.C. voters disillusioned by government that doesn’t work”). If this is a democracy, “we” are “they.” How do we rattle cages? We vote for a candidate other than the Republican or the Democrat.
If you believe in minimal government, vote for Gary Johnson, the Libertarian candidate. According to conservapedia.com/ Libertarian_Party, “The Libertarian Party platform is a combination of fiscal conservatism and social liberalism with a strong emphasis on individual liberty and responsibility.”
If you believe in “grassroots political and economic democracy, nonviolence, social justice, and ecological sustainability” (greenparty.org/Platform.php), vote for Jill Stein, Green Party candidate.
If you say you don’t know enough about these candidates, go to the internet for more information. Vote for the one who most closely aligns with your own beliefs and interests.
We do have a choice, and we can rattle cages. A vote for a third-party candidate is not a wasted vote. It is a statement that says: “Enough is enough. We deserve better. Republicans and Democrats, get your act together and represent us.”