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I sat in the banquet room of a local country club with a group of Libertarians who had come together for their monthly business meeting. This was not my local affiliate’s meeting, but there were a number of people who were in attendance who were also not members, so I did not feel out of place. We were all here for one reason; to hear a candidate, who is running for Senate as a Libertarian, speak. Continue reading Why I Won’t Vote for Just Any Libertarian
This post was originally written for, and posted on 1787network.com.
Over the weekend America’s favorite political meddlers threw a huge party in order to gain a better idea on which candidate’s campaign in the 2016 election they will be donating nearly $900 million. The Libertarian leaning brothers who founded the advocacy group FreedomWorks, always have their hands in the political arena, and are once again attempting to shape elections in the hopes of making America a freer nation. Unfortunately, the brothers, by their own admission, are not donating money to a candidate who can actually make a positive difference. Continue reading Kochs Fund Train Wreck of Duopoly
This story was originally written, and posted at The Libertarian Party of Pinellas County website.
Saturday the Libertarian Party of Pinellas County brought together all of the candidates for city council in St. Petersburg for an unbiased forum intended to educate the population on the candidates running. Candidates from as many different walks of life as different backgrounds came, all looking excited and happy to be there, filled with a sense of relief that there is a group out there who will allow them to get their voices out to the public. This was not the first forum a few of them had been invited to, but for others it was, as other forum hosts focused on exclusion, rather than inclusion of all qualified candidates. The event was covered by Bay News 9, and overall was considered a rousing success by everyone in attendance. Continue reading Libertarian Party Of Pinellas County Hosts Candidate Forum
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Currently we are living in a country who is obsessed with the news. This comes from the needless sensationalism created by 24 hour news stations who must trump up stories in order to fight the competing outlets for ratings. One of the stories that has been garnering a rather large portion of the news day is the unfortunate and tragic story about Dylann Roof and his personal agenda to begin a second Civil War by murdering nine people in a black church in Charleston, S.C. This event has been lambasted by all members of the media, as well as being described by the city’s mayor, Joseph P. Riley, Jr., as an act of, “Pure, pure concentrated evil.” Dylann was a single individual who planned and carried out this while taking a psychiatric drug called Suboxone, which was intended but failed, one could surmise, to keep him sane (edit: Dylann was not prescribed this drug, but instead was taking it recreationally). Continue reading Media in the Wake of Tragedy
Here is an article I wrote for some friends of mine over at the 1787 Radio Network concerning the rights of Floridians to make their own decisions concerning their lives. Enjoy.
The War on Drugs has failed. There is simply no other way to put it. America has been dealing with over 70 years of prohibition and all that has truly been achieved is the increased influx of children illegally crossing America’s southernmost borders, and increased funding for excessively militarized police forces through federal grants. It is time that America calls an end to the drug war, and instead changes their approach for the betterment of society. Continue reading End The War On Drugs
I was sitting in the St. Petersburg Community Church for the Disston Heights Civic Association, next to a girl. We were out on our first official date. It was the oddest first date I had ever been on not only because we were at the St. Petersburg Community Church and I am a confirmed agnostic who stopped going to church sometime in the late 90s, but also because we were there for a debate between the candidates running in the special election for congressional district 13 in Florida. Yes, it’s true. I brought a first date to a debate. I am that into politics now. The debate was between Republican David Jolly, and Libertarian Lucas Overby. (Democrat Alex Sink was invited but declined the invitation. After seeing her performance in the first debate between the candidates, I can’t really say I blame her much). I was personally interested in this particular match up because I was raised in a very Conservative household but in recent years had begun to sway more to the left on specific issues. I was curious if I would end up siding with the party I was raised to believe in or the party I had started following more and more as I continued to grow.
Continue reading First Dates, Debates and Flood Insurance