Green Party presidential candidate Dr. Jill Stein told ABC’s "This Week" with George Stephanopoulos on Sunday the "politics of fear" has to be rejected in a race between Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton or Republican nominee Donald Trump, because you don’t have to choose between one of those two "rejected" candidates in this "political revolution."
"That politics of fear that people have been told for quite a while, vote against who you're scared of rather than for the candidate who represents your values," Dr. Stein told ABC’s Stephanopoulos. "What we have seen over the years is that this politics of fear actually delivered everything that we were afraid of.
"All the reasons people were told to vote for the lesser evil, because you didn't want the offshoring of our jobs, you didn't want the massive bailouts for Wall Street. You didn't want the endless expanding wars, the attack on immigrants.
"That's actually what we've gotten because we, the people, have allowed ourselves to be silenced. Democracy needs a moral compass. It needs a vision, an affirmative vision of what we are about and an agenda that we can actually put forward."
Donald Trump has said "a vote for Stein would be good. . . . Because I figure anybody voting for Stein is going to be voting for Hillary. So I think a vote for Stein is fine." Stein says neither of the major party candidates deserve a vote.
"It's been a race to the bottom between those two parties that have thrown us under the bus," she told ABC. "We're in a very different political moment.
"Most voters have rejected the Democratic and Republican party. The largest bloc of voters are now independent. Democrats and Republicans are a minority party. The majority of voters have rejected Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump and are clamoring for something else.
"So who are those on top to be giving marching orders to voters to be good little boys and girls? Politician do not have a new form of entitlement. They're not entitled to our votes. Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump have not earned our votes."
Neither Trump nor Clinton represent the American people who vote for them, while the Green Party candidate does, Dr. Stein said.
"People are being thrown under the bus and they're tired of it," she said. "They're tired of a rigged economy. Tired of a rigged political system. They don't like the two choices that are basically bought and paid for by the big banks, by the fossil fuel giants, by the war profiteers.
"I'm a physician, not a politician. I'm not part of the corrupt system. I'm the only candidate in the race not corrupted by lobbyists' money, super PACs, by corporate money. I have the liberty to stand up and offer the solutions that the American people are clamoring for."
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