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Lexikon

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Now that Rocky has compared himself to Ron Paul, and Barritt Obamney, I think it's time we compare him to Libertarian Gary Johnson, Dr. Jill Stein, Virgil Goode, and Buddy Roemer. If you have more stuff, tell me.


Here's what I have so far.

Supports Fair Trade

Rocky- Yes
Johnson- No
Stein- Yes
Goode- Yes
Roemer- Yes

Supports Marriage Equality

Rocky- Yes
Johnson- Yes
Stein- Yes
Goode- No
Roemer- No

Supports progressive taxation

Rocky- Yes
Johnson- No
Stein- Yes
Goode- No

Supports Legal Abortion

Rocky- Yes
Johnson- Yes
Stein- Yes
Goode- Hell Naw

Supports Separation of Church and State

Rocky- Yes
Johnson- Yes
Stein- Yes
Goode- No

Supports War Drones

Rocky- No
Johnson- Unknown
Stein- No
Goode- Unknown

Supports Persecuting Wall Street Criminals

Rocky- Yes
Johnson- Yes
Stein- Yes
Goode- Unknown

Supports Universal Health Care

Rocky- Yes
Johnson- No
Stein- Yes
Goode- No

Supports Off Shore Drilling in wildlife preserves

Rocky- No
Johnson- Yes
Stein- No
Goode- Yes

Supports Social Security

Rocky- Yes
Johnson- No
Stein- Yes
Goode- Yes

Supports Marijuana Legalization

Rocky- Yes
Johnson- Yes
Stein- Yes
Goode- Unknown

Opposes Death Penalty

Rocky- Yes
Johnson- Yes
Stein- Yes
Goode- No

Had experience as elected official

Rocky- Yes
Johnson- Yes
Stein- No
Goode- Yes



http://buddyroemer.com/issues


Stein doesn't have an issues section, but you can read her green New deal here. If you can find differences between her and Rocky that would be great.


Anyways, when making 

Check- Yes

x- No

?- unknown

Plus/minus- in certain cases.

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Nice work!
Doug Rees

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Actually, Jill Stein has held elective office.  According to her bio at jillstein.org, "She has twice been elected to town meeting in Lexington, Massachusetts."  I don't know quite what this means, and I'm sure it's not too big a deal (unless you happen to live in Lexington).  But, in the interest of pedantic accuracy, I thought I'd mention it.

Consider this:  In 1860, all of the other major candidates (Douglas, Breckinridge, and Bell) had considerably more elective experience than Abraham Lincoln.  Lincoln had served four terms in the Illinois legislature, and one unspectacular term in Congress.  Douglas had been a state legislator, Illinois Secretary of State, a State Supreme Court Justice, a Congressman, and a Senator.  Breckinridge had been a state legislator, Congressman, Senator, and Vice President of the United States.  Bell had been a state legislator, a Congressman, Speaker of the House, Secretary of War, and a Senator.  If the election had been decided on the basis of elective experience, Abraham Lincoln would have finished dead last.

The reason the other third party candidates have held elective office is that they started out as Democrats or (in Gary Johnson's case) a Republican.  Virgil Goode has been all over the place--first a Democrat, then an Independent, then a Republican, and now a member of the Constitution Party.  Jill Stein has always run as a Green, and that's a much harder task.  I have no doubt that, if she had been willing to run as a Democrat, she too could have been elected to a major office.

I notice that on every one of the issues mentioned, Jill Stein and Rocky Anderson are in agreement; and their views differ considerably from those of all of the other third party candidates.
Ben Eastwood

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One MAJOR difference between Rocky and Jill is their stance on building coalition.  The Justice Party and the Rocky Anderson campaign have been working hard across party lines to build coalitions.  The Progressives, the Natural law, the Independent party, to name a few are all parties that we have worked together with to build consensus and ballot support.  Contrast this to the Greens, who challenged and got several other 3rd party candidates kicked off the Illinois ballot, and who have rejected overtures, right from the beginning to form a Green Justice coalition.  The Greens are really good at getting less then 2% of the vote in a bunch of states, and being divisive, but unless they start building coalition, the Greens time has come and passed with Nader. 
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