Protest the Rigged System

DENVER — On September 26, 2016, the Commission on Presidential Debates (CPD) will host the first of its series of debates which will be missing a critical voice:  Libertarian Party candidate Gary Johnson. While professing to be non-partisan, it is in fact a tightly controlled BI-partisan private organization that wields an obscene amount of power to exclude alternate voices.  Recent polls have indicated averages of over 60% of respondents favoring the inclusion of Gary Johnson.  The current criterion is that a candidate must receive an average of 15% or more in polls selected by the CPD.   However it is a classic chicken and egg scenario. A candidate cannot poll high unless they are mentioned and covered, and they will not be covered or mentioned until they poll high. Despite these obstacles, Governor Johnson has polled higher than the old party candidates amongst Independent voters, and in one of the approved CPD polls, 18-34 year olds—the demographic more likely to support Governor Johnson—was excluded entirely.  It is the Libertarian Party’s position that any candidate that has theoretical ability to win enough electoral college votes to win the election should be included.  Governor Gary Johnson will be on the ballot in all fifty states and thus should qualify. The Libertarian Party of Colorado will be staging at protest at the Colorado State Capitol on the night of the debate in order to give support to Governor Johnson and speak for those who have been denied a voice. 

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LeBron James, Other NBA Players Wear “I Can’t Breathe” Shirts Before Game

                                            <b>Monday night&rsquo;s Brooklyn Nets and Cleveland Cavaliers game at Barclays Center drew protesters speaking out against Eric Garner&rsquo;s death.</b> Britain&rsquo;s royal couple were also scheduled to attend.                                                           

1. LeBron James wore an “I Can’t Breathe” shirt before Monday’s game at Barclays Center, joining other professional athletes in protesting the death of Eric Garner.

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2. Fellow Cleveland Cavalier Kyrie Irving was among several other players showing his support for protesters.

AP Photo/Kathy Willens

4. Nets players, including Kevin Garnett and Deron Williams, joined the Cavs star in wearing the shirt.

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5. Jay Z, one of the owners of the Nets, posed with the players.

6. Outside, a crowd gathered as the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were expected to arrive to their first NBA game.

First sign aimed at Will and Kate at the #royalshutdown protest. #RoyalsInUSA

— ellievhall (@Ellie Hall)

8. It was the latest show of protest by professional athletes against the deaths of unarmed black men at the hands of police.

Bulls star @drose doesn’t talk after game about #ICantBreathe shirt (h/t @abc7chicago) #NBA

— AP_Sports (@AP Sports)

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver released a statement after the Chicago Bulls’ Derrick Rose wore an “I Can’t Breathe” shirt over the weekend.

“I respect Derrick Rose and all of our players for voicing their personal views on important issues but my preference would be for players to abide by our oncourt attire rules,” Silver said.

10. In recent days, a number of NFL players have also worn messages of protest.

R.I.P Eric Garner

— DavinJoseph75 (@Davin Joseph)

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