3rd-Party Vote Sends a Wake-Up Call to Washington
Excerpts of remarks by Natural
Law Party Presidential Candidate John Hagelin during televised third-party
“Third-party votes are the ONLY
votes that have EVER accomplished ANYthing in our democracy: the right
of women to vote, the abolition of slavery, child labor laws, the balanced
budget -- these came from third-party candidates who did NOT win.
“Therefore it is very essential:
EVERY third-party vote SENDS A WAKE-UP CALL TO WASHINGTON, D.C. and says,
'THESE are the sorts of solutions we support!'."
Hagelin on Meet the Press, Oct. 22, 2000
“When our political process
and independent voices are strangled out of our ballots and out of the
debates through increasingly discriminatory ballot access and debate participation
rules, our country stagnates: THE LOWEST voter turnout of ANY
country on earth where as many (in this race) as 140 million
eligible voters WILL NOT, CANNOT bring themselves to vote
for a Republican or a Democrat.
Hagelin during a 3rd-party debate held in Minnesota on Sept. 28, 2000,
and televised on C-SPAN the following weekend
to 3rd Party Zingers