The Spoiler Fallacy

Once every two years or so, someone inevitably complains about my support for "third party" candidates (Shawnee Green PartyIllinois Green Party, and Green Party of the United States). Most if not all of these complaints focus on the so-called "spoiler effect". Rather than rehashing the same arguments multiple times with multiple people, I've decided to write this post.

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Two Easy Choices For Southern Illinois

Voting isn't always easy. Elections in the U.S. are dominated by two big parties. Neither truly represents you. You may have voted for one out of fear of the other. Maybe you didn't vote at all. This November, though, there are two easy choices for Southern Illinois. There are two races where you can vote for a third-party candidate who's running against an "unopposed" candidate.
 
Vote for write-in candidates Catherine Talbott in Illinois District 117 and Tabitha Tripp in Illinois District 118.

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Fall Harvest Sale

In honor of Autumn Equinox, the harvest festival of Mabon, and the People's Climate March, I'm having a Fall Harvest Sale! Starting on Monday, September 22, you can get the Kindle edition of my novel, Change, for just 99 cents. That's a 75% discount! This is a Kindle Countdown Sale, so the sooner you order, the better your bargain will be. The price will go up a dollar every couple of days until it returns to normal price. Buy your copy today and invite your friends to do the same!

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Continue The Struggle Against Fracking

Illinois State Rep. John Bradley's bill to speed up fracking has failed miserably. Thank you to everyone who came out to various events yesterday to declare your opposition. Your efforts surely helped to bring a swift and decisive end to this outrageous bill.

People in Springfield and the fracking industry now know that the frackivist movement is alive and well in Illinois. We were able to mobilize a significant number of people over a holiday weekend in at least two major locations across the state. The ultimate result was the sudden death of an ill-conceived pro-fracking bill. This is good news.

However, as we celebrate this victory, we must remember that this was just one bill. The broader struggle against fracking continues. 

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My name is Treesong. I'm a father, author, talk radio host, and Real Life Superhero. I live in Carbondale, Southern Illinois. I write novels, short stories, and poetry, mostly about the climate.

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