Here’s what I would like to propose to my fellow Libertarians, especially those who are skeptical/hostile toward the top of the Libertarian ticket this year.
I’m cheap, and we’ve got a household of six people and two cats to consider, so large political contributions are out of the question.
On the other hand, even I can pry loose a measly forty bucks on Independence Day (or the day before; see below).
And here’s what I plan to do with it:
Send $10 to Dr. Michael Munger to support his campaign for Governor of North Carolina (but I’m sending it to him on July 3, because that’s the date of his money grenade–see the left side of the blog).
Send $10 to Allen Buckley to support his campaign for Senator in Georgia (hoping to offset the Barr PAC’s $3,000+ donations to Saxby Chambliess).
Send $10 to Scotty Boman to support his campaign for Senator in Michigan (if he gets $500 from this, maybe he can go to court to add a “W” to his name, which would be worth at least another 25,000 votes–inside joke, eh).
Send $10 to Jason Gatties to support his campaign for the Board of Trustees of Lake Michigan College (because, as a state-supported professor I really wish our trustees were elected).
You might think that $10 doesn’t make a damn bit of difference to these candidates.
But you’d be wrong.
It’s not even so much the money as the profound message you’ll be sending them that other Libertarians around the nation are watching their races, rooting for them, and want to help build a different kind of national political party.
These, by the way, are my candidate picks, people I’ve researched and can support. Feel free to find your own–but find four candidates around the country that you’re willing to support.
And if you’re flush–or willing to forego the second keg before the fireworks–send them each twenty bucks.
I can’t really think of anything better to do with the money this year.