As of Thursday, November 3, 2016
DAILY SUN NEWS EDITORIAL
More than ever, this presidential election has pointed to the foibles of our nation’s two-party political system.
More than ever, Americans need and deserve a choice other than the tainted past, and present, Republicans and Democrats are offering in Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton.
For that reason, among others, Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson is our pick for president.
Johnson is also appealing because his Libertarian views are more in agreement with the way most Eastern Washington residents live their lives.
Remember, it wasn’t that long ago presidential hopeful Ron Paul won the majority of votes in Eastern Washington, with the exception of Benton County.
Again, he represented a libertarian approach that aligned well with the Eastern Washington view of right to privacy and land ownership.
And it’s not just Johnson’s libertarian views.
As the former governor of New Mexico, and a Republican at the time, Johnson also has experience from a border state perspective in addressing immigration concerns.
He also backs term limits for elected offices. Johnson has received praise for creating jobs in New Mexico.
Does Johnson have a chance of becoming our next president?
That’s not the point of this endorsement or in voting for him.
Rather, the point is sending a message from Eastern Washington to the other Washington that it’s time for more options in our national politics.