Drew Clark: The conservative case for Gary Johnson and Bill Weld, not Donald Trump and Mike Pence

by Drew Clark

Like many Americans, I’ve voted for different political parties over the years. I voted for George W. Bush in 2000. I voted for Barack Obama in 2008.

In this election, I cannot in good conscience cast a vote for either Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton. Neither of them has the character, the experience or the principles that commend themselves to the American electorate.

They are each an archetypical model of the type of candidate that a responsible and self-governing citizenry needs to reject.

Fortunately, we have another choice: Gov. Gary Johnson of New Mexico and Gov. Bill Weld of Massachusetts, the presidential and vice presidential nominees of the Libertarian Party.

I consider myself a conservative because I am skeptical of government power. I have a deep love of the Constitution and its checks and balances. And I believe that our national unity depends upon civility and a certain sort of refinement…

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