Is it Time to Retire the Duopoly?

by Bryce Jackson, Being Libertarian

There is a secondary discussion beyond the obvious (and redundant) back-and-forth about who was worse during the 2016 Presidential election, Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump:

Is the “duopoly” (a.k.a. the stranglehold on American politics perpetrated by the Republicans and Democrats) in need of retirement?

Many (if not most) people agreed it was indeed time to “switch things up.”

As we can see, most agreed the best way to do that was to put a non-politician into office in the form of Donald J. Trump … so be it.

Like it or not, President Trump is indeed doing things in an unconventional manner (to put it VERY mildly) and my sincere hope is that this will loosen the grip of establishment politics on Washington’s throat.

The reality TV star and real estate mogul (turned president) will pave the way for more unconventional candidates who are equally sick of all the bullshit (there is no other way to put it in my mind , sorry for the profanity).

But Trump only has two terms, that’s the law of the land.

Then what?

I highly doubt that we will ever (and overwhelmingly hope that we never) end up with a President Pence; it would be a throwback to a Republican Party most do not want.

I guess my bourbon fueled rant comes to one, single point: who replaces the Republicans and Democrats once they are gone?

The obvious answer is the Libertarian Party (LP)…

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