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.
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.
Just when you thought it couldn't get any worse: "NJ State Treasurer Muoio announced plans to raise the investment return assumption for the state’s grossly underfunded state retirement system from 7.0 to 7.5 percent, which would likely exacerbate its funding shortfalls. Last year, the Public Employees’ Retirement System of New Jersey was just 36.8% funded and $48.9 billion in the red."
Enjoyed collecting signatures for my campaign at the Revolutionary War Roundtable at The Iron Horse Restaurant this evening in Westwood, New Jersey. Nice to be with a group of liberty-oriented individuals, who understand and believe in personal and economic liberty.
Of the top three political parties, only the Libertarian Party is committed to reforming the big-ticket spending items in the Federal budget, controlling spending, reducing taxes, and begin paying down the debt.
Most of the bill's subsidies will not go to small, struggling farms, but rather to the largest and wealthiest agribusinesses. I will work to eliminate this and all other corporate welfare.
It’s not left vs. right. It’s libertarians vs. authoritarians. We reject both the nanny state and the daddy state. We advocate for the grown-up state. You decide how to live your personal and professional lives, while allowing others to do the same.