(Originally published by the Indianapolis Star.)
On Nov. 2, we get to place an order with our government. There is a good possibility that you don’t want your tax dollars going to wealthy corporations at the federal, state and local levels. You also probably don’t want your tax dollars being spent to provide stadiums for millionaire professional sports team owners. Or maybe you don’t want your road-use taxes spent on things that have nothing to do with roads.
Maybe you don’t want the government to have the ability to tax your parents out of their home, or maybe you don’t want the government to tax and regulate job-producing businesses completely out of the country.
Unfortunately, if you vote for either of the major parties, that is exactly what you are ordering.
Perhaps you would prefer a government that concentrates more on its proper role of protecting citizens instead of redistributing their earnings, that offers better and more affordable choices in education and allows you the freedom to distribute more of your income as you see fit.
If that is the case, you will need to place your order with your Libertarian candidates. Those choices are not on the Republican or Democratic menu. But if enough people started ordering them, they might be.