Libertarian Party more than presumed political sideshow

By Aakash Jain ’14

Americans often stigmatize the Libertarian Party as an eccentric group on the fringes of politics, and most contend that it doesn’t merit media coverage or inclusion in the elitist two-party system of our nation.

The “winner takes all” mentality of American elections further discourages the advent of a third party, unlike many other countries where candidates who garner smaller percentages of the vote still often acquire representation.

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