5 Minor Party Candidates We Do (or Don't) Need
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5 Minor Party Candidates We Do (or Don't) Need

Because Trump and Hillary aren't your only choices

5 Minor Party Candidates We Do (or Don't) Need
Liberty Maniacs

The day we've all been waiting for is right around the corner - Election Day. I'm sure the entire American population agrees that November 8th cannot come soon enough. 2016 has been quite a year and it's pretty reassuring to see that our presidential candidates have come down to a corrupt establishment politician and an offensive twitter-war-mongering billionaire. However, Trump and Hillary are not your only options. Of course your somewhat popular third party options are Gary Johnson, Jill Stein, and that suddenly relevant McMullin guy, but wait, there's more! Take a look at some unique third party candidates who you can write in on Tuesday,

1. Vermin Supreme

This guy's ambition is inspirational - he's ran for president each election since 2004 and this year, joined the race as a Libertarian candidate. Known for wearing a boot as a hat, Vermin Supreme vouches for zombie apocalypse preparation, time travel research, and a pony for all Americans. If that doesn't persuade you enough, he's also a self-proclaimed anarchist.

2. Jimmy McMillan

While he is the founder of the "Rent Is Too Damn High Party," Jimmy McMillian may be best known for Kenan Thompson's portrayal of him on Saturday Night Live. McMillan is another one with a passion for politics, running for offices ranging from mayor of New York City to president of the United States. He also is a former male stripper and Vietnam veteran.

3. John McAffe

Yes, he's the same guy behind the McAffe anti-virus pop-up. He also does yoga, was questioned for murder in Belize, and ran as this year's Libertarian Party candidate, losing to Gary Johnson. He's also the subject of the "Showtime" documentary Gringo: The Dangerous Life of John McAffe about his Belizean murder scandal, although he claims it's lies.

4. Deez Nuts

You know America is a beautiful country when a 15-year-old from Iowa can nominate a meme for the presidency - and receive 9% of North Carolina's vote in a pre-election poll. Deez Nuts, running as an Independent, is also leading Jill Stein as of August 2016 and received celebrity endorsements from rappers Warren G and Ice-T.

5. Harambe

Harambe just might be the candidate we need - but do we deserve him? The beloved gorilla-turned-meme who was tragically shot dead on the 28th of May in the Cincinnati Zoo has become a popular write-in for the 2016 election. He too, is leading Jill Stein in national polls. Rumor has it that his running mate is Bantu, another fallen gorilla brother.

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Some people are arguing that song is biblical because it makes reference to the scripture from Matthew 28:12-14 and Luke 15. Both of these scriptures talk about the parable of the lost sheep and the shepherd. The shepherd symbolizes God and the lost sheep are people that do not have a relationship with God. On the other hand some people are arguing that using the term reckless, referring to God's character is heretical and not biblical. I found two articles that discuss the controversy about the song.The first article is called, "Reckless Love" By Cory Asbury - "Song Meaning, Review, and Worship Leading Tips." The writer of the article, Jake Gosselin argues that people are "Making a mountain out of a molehill" and that the argument is foolish. The second article, "God's Love is not Reckless, Contrary to What You Might Sing" by author Andrew Gabriel argues that using the term reckless is irresponsible and that you cannot separate Gods character traits from God himself. For example, saying that God's love is reckless could also be argued that God himself is reckless. Reckless is typically not a word that someone would use to describe God and his love for us. The term reckless is defined as (of a person or their actions) without thinking or caring about the consequences of an action. However, Cory Asbury is not talking about a person, he is talking about God's passionate and relentless pursuit of the lost. While I would not have chosen the word reckless, I understand what he was trying to communicate through the song. Down below I have linked two articles that might be helpful if you are interested in reading more about the controversy.

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