Jo Jorgensen with supporter
Jo Jorgensen with supporter | PC: Gage Skidmore

In 2016, I was registered as a liberty-wing Republican, but I did not vote for President Trump. Today, I am a registered Libertarian (who will still vote for the right liberty-oriented Republican candidate) and am delighted with our party’s choice of presidential nominee for the 2020 election. There are plenty of reasons why Republicans should consider voting for Jo Jorgensen over President Trump, but here are my top five: 

National Debt

Our national debt is currently more than $27 trillion, and it is rapidly increasing. We tend to act as if this debt will never touch us citizens, but really we are putting this burden on the shoulders of the next several generations who will feel its crippling impact. Jorgensen would seek to audit and end the Federal Reserve; veto any bill that increases spending, borrowing, and the debt ceiling; and eliminate unnecessary departments and executive agencies. 

Taxation

Jorgensen’s position on taxation? “As President, I will work tirelessly to slash federal spending, make government much, much smaller, and let you keep what you earn.” After too many years of tax-and-spend Democratic policies and cut taxes-and-spend Republican policies (both of these leading to the very national debt already mentioned), having a leader in office who would seek to cut both taxation and government spending is refreshing. 

Education

Jo Jorgensen thinks parents map out the best educational path for their children, and that communities can determine their own educational needs better than the federal government can. She would eliminate the U.S. Department of Education and seek to encourage states to get rid of mandates that stifle innovation in education. She would also encourage school choice, acknowledging that a zip code should not determine a child’s future and that every child should have the opportunity to be educated in a way that fits them best. 

Second Amendment

A vote for Jo Jorgensen is a vote to protect your right to bear arms. While President Trump has allowed for additional regulation, such as the bump stocks ban, Jorgensen opposes regulations that would make it more difficult for people to purchase and carry a weapon. She also opposes allowing people to sue gun manufacturers for how a weapon is used, opposes weapon buyback programs, and supports allowing teachers to be armed. 

First Amendment

Finally, Jo Jorgensen seeks to uphold the First Amendment in every way. She believes that campus freedom of speech at publicly funded schools and universities should be upheld and that businesses should be allowed to deny service if the request conflicts with their religious beliefs. She also believes that restrictions on the right of people to peaceably assemble (such as in recent protests) should not be allowed. 

If you want to vote for liberty and limited government on November 3rd, look no further than Jo Jorgensen.

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