It was great to meet the people from Stop Emerson Eminent Domain and Stand with Southern Garfield at last night's screening of Little Pink House. As a decades-long supporter of the Institute for Justice, I have stood on the vacant land where Suzette Kelo's little pink house once stood. I will continue to support any group or organization dedicated to protecting our unalienable rights to life, liberty, and property. And I will support any legislation that eliminates the power of government to seize property through eminent domain for purposes of redevelopment.
Democratic and Republican elected officials should be made to apologize face-to-face to the 697,000 New Jerseyians arrested for simple marijuana possession since 1980. The damage you did to their lives rests squarely on your shoulders. Of the top three political parties, only the Libertarian Party has opposed the failed war on marijuana since the very beginning.
The story: New Jersey tops US for pot busts
U.S Senate candidate Murray Sabrin and I attended the Skylands Tea Party meeting last Wednesday. The Libertarian Party and Tea Party have common ground on several economic issues, including reducing federal spending, taxes, and debt. Also, ending corporate welfare and bailouts.
I called in to the Brian Lehrer Show on WNYC Radio this morning to talk bout how ranked choice voting would help Libertarian Party candidates like me. The entire segment is 23 min. My comments begin at minute 14.
The Audio: An Instant Runoff Revision in NYC
It was a pleasure to be a delegate to the 2018 Libertarian Party National Convention in New Orleans June 30-July 3. Photos of me with Nicholas Sawark (LP Chair), Alex Merced (LP Vice Chair), Jess Mears (LP Development Director) and Larry Sharpe (LP Candidate for Governor of NY). [Click or tap on the right to see more photos.]
Rick Rafferty of the Research and Recognition Project speaking at the Northern Region New Jersey Libertarian Party meeting on Tuesday, about the wonderful work they are doing in treating Post Traumatic Stress in our veterans. The Libertarian Party’s non-interventionist foreign policy will help ensure that far fewer veterans suffer from this in the future.
Enjoyed giving an update on my campaign for Congress at the June meeting of the New Jersey Libertarian Party’s Northern Region on Tuesday evening.
Enjoyed being part of the Washington Township Volunteer Ambulance Corp’s celebration of its new ambulance this afternoon. Volunteerism is a key element of the Libertarian Party platform, and I was pleased to speak with them about that aspect of my run for Congress.
My letter in yesterday’s Pascack Press, challenging them to give my campaign the same news coverage (a.k.a., free publicity) that they give to the two old party candidates.
Pleased to have participated in the PARCC Roundtable sponsored by the NJDOE and Save Our Schools New Jersey in Allendale last week. It was clear from the participants that the PARCC standardized test was disliked by almost everyone. Given that both "No Child Left Behind" failed to meet its promises and its successor "Every Child Succeeds" is fairing no better, it's time to get the Federal government out of our local schools. If elected to Congress, this will be one of my goals.
"The estimated depletion date for the Medicare Hospital Insurance trust fund is 2026. Neither of the two old parties is willing to consider Medicare reform that addresses the root cause of the problem. See my solution here.
California's "Top Two" primary system has achieved one of its unstated objectives. No third-party or independent candidate will appear on the ballot in the November General election in the Governor, Lt. Governor, Senate, and 49 of the 53 House district contests. If there's one thing the two old parties agree on, it's that there should only be two parties when it counts.
I will be attending this event on June 12 in Allendale. I plan to use it as an opportunity to speak with voters in the District about how more choices in K-12 education can provide better quality education at a more affordable price.
"A strong case can be made that—with the possible exception of New York—American cities shouldn’t restore deteriorating rail transit systems and instead should shut them down as they wear out, and replace them with buses where demand for transit still exists." As a candidate, I will work to make sure that voters are aware of this approach to providing quality mass transit at an affordable price.
The story: 5 Reasons to "Neglect" Transit
Earlier today, I filed my candidate petitions with the New Jersey Division of Elections in Trenton. Many thanks to the friends, neighbors, and colleagues who helped me exceed, by a large margin, the number of signatures I needed to qualify for the ballot. Looking forward to the campaign.
It is heartening to know that both the liberal and conservative justices (with the exception of Alito) are still committed to protecting our Fourth Amendment rights.
So far, nearly 200 companies have cited the adverse affects of Trump’s tariffs (or the tarriffs imposed in retaliation by foreign governments) in their calls to analysts. Adverse affects include laying off workers, the inability to increase wages, and the need to raise prices to consumers. While the Democratic and Republican parties have both turned protectionist (albeit for different reasons) only the Libertarian Party continues to stand up for the principles and values of free trade.