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Vote Libertaian Jo Jorgensen, although she won't win!

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The media obsess about Trump/Biden, but another candidate will be on every state ballot: Libertarian Party nominee Jo Jorgensen.

Dr. Jorgensen, a psychology lecturer at Clemson University, is very different from Donald Trump and Joe Biden. Instead of promising government solutions, she tells people, "You can spend your money better than the politicians."

I like that. So, she's the subject of my video this week.

I start with COVID-19. Libertarians are skeptical of government action, but a pandemic may be the rare situation when government should act. People need protection from contagious people. No one wants medical facilities overwhelmed.

When politicians issued lockdown orders, their actions were praised by most media. "There are no libertarians in a pandemic," smug people said to me.

Jorgensen says that's nonsense, that COVID-19 became one more excuse for authoritarian politicians to boss people around.

 

"Is it right for the government to take away tens of millions of jobs? I say no. Young people could be out there and have no more risks than having the flu."

If government stepped back, she says, the private sector would lead the way. She points out that Walmart required masks be worn in all their stores. "It shows that, yes, we can be adults without government telling us we need to be adults."

I tell Jorgensen that my former Fox Business colleague Lou Dobbs calls libertarianism "an absurd philosophy."

"What I think is crazy," she replies, "is spending a lot more than you take in... having troops in the Middle East, which makes us more at risk, just like we saw with 9/11... crazy is actually having taxpayers pay for the defense of Germany and France."

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