EMERSON FIGHTS EMINENT DOMAIN

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. 

The Story: Downtown Emerson Unites to Fight Eminent Domain

New Jersey tops US for pot busts

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

Northern Region NJLP Guest Speaker

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.

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PARCC Roundtable

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.

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California Only allows Voters Two Choices in November

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.

The story: Democrats Find Relief in California House Race Results

Reasons to "Neglect" Transit

"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

Petitions Filed!

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.

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Protectionism vs. Cheap Beer

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.

Protectionism vs. Cheap Beer