If you’re like me, you’ve grown numb and despondent to news coming out of this election cycle. We know Hillary is the poster child for everything wrong with Washington, and we know that Donald is an anything-goes populist with no real principles guiding his actions.

The media obsesses over personal jabs and other non-issues, while we watch the national debt climb, civil liberties erode, and the world grow increasingly volatile. Where is the policy discussion? Where is the perspective? Where is the sanity and common sense? Enter former governors Gary Johnson of New Mexico and Bill Weld of Massachusetts.

Both proven leaders with executive political experience -- a claim neither major-party nominee can make -- and a real third option that will appear on the ballot in all 50 states in November. As the Libertarian alternative, they espouse a philosophy held by the majority of Americans: don’t spend money you don’t have, and don’t try to legislate moral behavior.

They believe in sensible political reforms like term limits. They believe in a strong national defense, as opposed to policing the world and stirring up tensions. And they will always come down on the side of personal freedom. Johnson and Weld get it. Maybe that’s why they’re polling at 25 percent here in New Mexico, and gaining similar traction across the country. Consider lending them your support and demand a real debate before voters go to the polls. Let’s legalize freedom this election -- including freedom from the failed two-party system.

Blythe Guvenen

Socorro