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今週のTIMEのインタビューでリバタリアン党から第三の大統領候補として出馬を検討すると発表したJustin Amashが出ていました。どういう党から出るにしろWashington is a very broken system.やGetting rid of Donald Trump does not fix the problems because Donald Trump is just a symptom of the problems. という認識は共感してしまいます。

BY LISSANDRA VILLA  MAY 7, 2020 4:24 PM EDT

As a presidential candidate, what would the core idea of your campaign be?
The core idea is liberty and representative government. And what we have right now in Washington is a very broken system. What happens right now too often is a few leaders in Congress negotiate with the White House, and they decide everything for everyone. And this leads to a lot of frustration and a lot of partisanship because when Congress can’t deliberate actual policies, when you have most members of Congress left out of the process, then they start to debate personalities.

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Have you thought about whether you’d vote for Biden or Trump?
I would not vote for Biden or Trump. Getting rid of Donald Trump does not fix the problems because Donald Trump is just a symptom of the problems. The problems will still exist with Joe Biden in the White House.

反応としては、トランプの批判票をバイデンから奪うからトランプ有利になるとか、トランプへの票が割れるとか言われています。このあたりはどうなるでしょうか。

Having more than two choices is nearly always a good thing. It is certainly a good thing in politics.
By Jeff Jacoby Globe Columnist,Updated May 6, 2020, 3:00 a.m.

Certainly, it is plausible that if Amash wins the Libertarian nomination, he could draw anti-Trump votes that might otherwise go to the Democratic nominee — presumably former vice president Joe Biden. In a battleground state like Michigan, Amash’s home turf, a non-Trump alternative could conceivably divert enough support to keep Biden from winning the state. Something like that may have happened in 2016. Trump edged Hillary Clinton by just 10,704 votes in Michigan — a small fraction of the 172,000 votes that went to that year’s Libertarian candidate, Gary Johnson. Supporters of Biden fear the same thing could happen again this year.

But it’s equally plausible that an Amash candidacy could inflict a fatal wound on Trump’s bid for reelection. Many right-leaning voters are weary of Trump, yet will never cast a ballot for Biden. A Libertarian alternative gives them — or rather, us, since I’m in that category — a more appealing option than voting Republican or sitting out the election.



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[渡辺靖]慶應義塾大学SFC 環境情報学部 教授

昨今の日本政府のだらしなさを見る限り、Yutaはリバタリアン的な考えに惹かれるようになっていることを告白します。弱者切り捨てじゃないかと言われそうですが、政府が弱者を助ける気が全くないことがわかった今、政府なんて最小限でいいのではないかと思いたくなるからです。80年代社会派ロックに影響を受けた身としてはチリのピノチェトの黒幕的な役割を果たしたミルトン・フリードマンなんて大嫌いですけど。。。



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