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- Category: News/Views
- Published on Tuesday, 16 December 2014 13:30
- Written by Jim Maas
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Libertarian Party Political Director Carla Howell responded to Sen. Chuck Schumer’s recent claim that former secretary of state Hillary Clinton would definitely win the 2016 presidential election by “a large majority.”
“Senator Chuck Schumer hopes that the former Democratic politician from his state, Hilary Clinton, will win the presidency in 2016. He and his Republican counterparts hope that the American people will continue to elect ‘Big Government’ candidates like Democrat Clinton and Republican Jeb Bush,” she said.
Howell said that change is not likely to happen under the current two-party system in the US since both the Democratic and Republican parties are “bought and sold by special interests,” and will “put the kibosh” on candidates who challenge “the Big Government status quo,” either from within or outside their own parties.
“There are many Americans who would like to see a Democratic nominee who will never betray civil liberties and who will stand up against the surveillance state. Who will put an end to the insane ‘war on drugs’… Who want peace abroad and an end to militarized local police,” she noted.
“They want a leader who will outlaw torture forever. Who would never give amnesty – as President Barack Obama did - to politicians, for ordering or condoning such brutal and ineffective measures.
“But Schumer’s comment is an indication that the Democratic Party is lining up once again to silence the voices of freedom within its own party and to nominate their pre-ordained, anti-freedom, Big Government politician,” Howell continued.
“Likewise, there are many Americans who would like to see a Republican nominee who will end reckless government overspending, dramatically reduce high taxes, stop crushing business regulations, and end foreign sanctions, so we open trade with partners around the world
“They want someone who will defund and end Obamacare, who will stop wage-price fixing (known as ‘minimum wage’) which kills jobs and harms small businesses, and who will dismantle scores of wasteful, ineffective government bureaucracies.
“But the Republican Party is lining up as well to silence the voices of economic freedom and opportunity within its own party. They will use candidates like Rand Paul to excite their base, then shut him out just like they did his father, Ron Paul, in the end. The Republican Party will also nominate a pre-ordained, anti-freedom, Big Government politician.
“The Libertarian Party is the only party in America that will deliver all the freedoms that Americans crave. Vote totals for the Libertarian Party and Libertarian registrations are on the rise. Americans are lining up with the Libertarian Party on major issues more than ever before,” Howell stated.
“Will 2016 be the year that voters come out in force and finally vote for what they want; much smaller government, peace, and freedom?” she asked. “We shall see.”
- Category: News/Views
- Published on Wednesday, 05 November 2014 12:21
- Written by Jim Maas
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“Always vote for principle, though you may vote alone, and you may cherish the sweetest reflection that your vote is never lost.” ~ John Quincy Adams
Wisconsin Libertarians, “The Party of Principle,” take comfort in that advice from a great patriot. In Tuesday’s election, no Libertarian won a race but the Party advanced closer to its goals.
There were over ¼ million votes cast for eleven Libertarian candidates statewide. Many voted Libertarian for the first time. Three of the five candidates running for statewide constitutional offices exceeded the threshold for ballot status and Libertarians will be on the ballot automatically in the next election. Many voters learned more about Libertarian principles and some have expressed interest in becoming a candidate or helping with future campaigns.
Unfortunately for many, the first time they were aware of third party candidates was when they entered the voting booth. “Mainstream media political coverage is not ‘Fair and balanced’ in Wisconsin,” observed Jim Maas, Secretary of the Libertarian Party of Wisconsin. “With a majority of voters saying that they are interested in more than two choices on the ballot, you might assume that it would be easy for alternate candidates to get attention. This has not been the case, so far. Our gubernatorial candidate was excluded from opinion polls and the televised candidate debates. We don’t think that voters approve of such discriminatory practices when they are trying to choose a candidate to support. We are the choice for the socially tolerant and fiscally conservative, a significant portion of the population.”
The Libertarian Party is Wisconsin’s third largest political party. Libertarians believe that all individuals have the right to control their own lives and live in whatever manner they choose, as long as they do not interfere with the identical rights of others.
- Category: About Us
- Published on Sunday, 27 December 2009 19:53
- Written by Super User
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The Libertarian Party of Wisconsin is committed to America’s heritage of freedom:
- Individual liberty and personal responsibility
- A free-market economy of abundance and prosperity
- A foreign policy of non-intervention, peace, and free trade
As Libertarians, we defend each person’s right to engage in any activity that is peaceful and honest and we welcome the diversity that freedom brings.
We seek a world of liberty; a world in which all individuals control their own lives and are never forced to compromise their values or sacrifice their property.
We believe that no conflict exists between civil order and individual rights and that individuals, groups, or governments should not initiate force against other individuals, groups, or governments.
We invite you to join us in the partnership for a more free and prosperous America.