By Olen Watson
Libertarian for NC House 38
We are stuck on repeat, reliving the same horrible incidents of police shootings in Charlotte, Tulsa, and elsewhere while ignoring the underlying problem. We have to wake up both Republican and Democratic politicians — their “solutions” have been utterly ineffective.
The partisan solutions that have been preached for decades simply do not work. We need different ideas and different voices advocating for them.
Republicans talk about people doing what the police tell them and Democrats talk about making the police friendlier and training them more effectively. Both parties ignore the reality of the problem: human nature and oppressive governmental control. We see regulations that monitor the amount of rainwater you collect from your roof and question the legality of a loaner library on your front lawn. It is nearly impossible for anyone to actually be a law-abiding citizen.
Read more in the North State Journal Online.
by Brian Irving
The side-by-side op-eds by the Democratic and Republican party chairs the News & Observer printed Sunday offer a clear view of why the two-party system is dying. The main point in both articles was fear – fear of the other. Neither offered any positive or hopeful message.
“The future of our state and our country is in your hands. The stakes couldn’t be higher” warned Democrat chair Patsy Keever. If the Republicans win they “will continue to undermine the foundation of the state’s economic success” and our state and nation will be “divided by fear, bigotry, and hatred”
“Everything is at stake for this election – perhaps, the republic itself,” admonished Republican chair Robin Hayes. Another President Clinton will appoint judges with an “extremist agenda to legislate from the bench and ... ensure our Constitutionally granted first liberty to live and work in accordance to our peacefully held beliefs will continue its dangerous trajectory toward death.”
Libertarians offer something different. We ask you to vote your hopes, and not your fears.Read more
The Chicago Tribune and The Detroit News join The Richmond Times-Dispatch, The Winston-Salem Journal and the New Hampshire Union-Leader in endorsing Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson.
Both the Tribune and The Detroit News pointed out that Johnson and Weld, unlike the other tickets, have public executive experience and are candidates Americans can be proud to vote for.Read more