Liberty and Full Debates


Okay, I openly acknowledge that I have a direct interest in this as a potential candidate, but I also believe that everyone else does too. On Tuesday, September 29, 2015 we filed a Complaint in the federal district court in Washington DC against the Commission on Presidential Debates, as well as the Democratic and Republican National Parties. The thrust of the lawsuit is to force the Commission, which is completely controlled by the Republican and Democratic National Parties, to invite the presidential and vice presidential candidates of all serious political parties to participate in the final national debates. Serious political parties is defined as any party that is on the ballots in enough states technically to win the presidency. In 2012 that would have included the Libertarian Party and the Green Party, which were on the ballots in 48 and 40 states, respectively. Liberty demands that all serious voices, and the issues they raise, be heard! And, along the way, help to reduce the stagnation that has occurred during the last decades because of the predominance of only two political parties! (More specific information about the lawsuit is provided below.)

During the 2012 election, there were some issues that President Obama and Governor Romney simply did not want discuss and, since their parties controlled the debates and their format, for the most part they didn’t. This included our government’s irresponsible spending and military adventurism, and our failed policies on immigration, drug prohibition and Obamacare. But had the candidates from the other two serious parties been involved, those issues and more would certainly have been openly and fully discussed. Who would have won from this situation? The voters, because they would be more completely informed. Who would have lost? Only the two main parties. So, except for the birth and arrival of my children, this lawsuit is probably the most exciting thing I have ever been involved with! Pass the word! Help us; help yourselves; help our great country; and help Liberty!

Judge Jim Gray (Ret.)
2012 Libertarian candidate for Vice President, along with
Governor Gary Johnson as the candidate for President