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Gaylon Kent: Left out of debate







Recently a private club in Grand Junction held a debate for Congressional candidates from District 3. Two-thirds of the candidates, the Republican and Democratic nominees, were invited. Yours truly, the Libertarian nominee was not.

Club 20 can invite whomever they want, of course, but by any measure they did not have a legitimate debate without me. While the number of Libertarians are rather small, one-third of the voters in District 3 are independents who do not affiliate with any political party. By definition, they are open to something other than what the two major parties choose to tell them.

Club 20 excluding me was petty, and our acceptance of it is shameful — tyranny’s invitation to come and make itself comfortable in America.

Club 20 was not interested in what I had to say. Democracy’s loss.

I hope others will be and that I will be included in future debates. The voters of our district deserve nothing less.

Gaylon Kent

Hayden


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