Jeff Scott for Congress: on the issues

Libertarian Jeff Scott is running for Congress in North Carolina’s 9th District, which includes part of Charlotte, part of Fayetteville, and a large part of the state’s central southern tier.

Like many candidates, he submitted answers to a newspaper questionnaire—in this case, the Fayetteville Observer. Here are his answers for all to see. Learn more about Jeff and his campaign at

Q: What are your top three legislative priorities?

Presidents cannot work without Congress and have open-ended approval when American lives are at risk. Congress must update the authorization for the use of military force to limit our regime change mission. When our military acts hastily around the world, threatening Iran, Syria and Russia, then Congress must debate openly and make itself accountable to voters. Peace is our goal and the expansion of negotiations to reduce tensions is in every American's interest. The military is only as strong as the clarity of its mission. Our safety depends on staying focused and restoring strong diplomatic and trade relations with the rest of the world.

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Libertarian Party calls for sales tax relief in storm-ravaged counties

Libertarian Party calls for sales tax relief in storm-ravaged counties

Keeping money at home can help boost recovery

The Libertarian Party of North Carolina (LPNC) is calling on state lawmakers to provide relief to the counties that have suffered damage from the one-two punch of Hurricane Florence and Tropical Storm Michael.

According to LPNC Chair Susan Hogarth, allowing shoppers and local businesses to keep the 4.75 percent of sales receipts that ordinarily go to the state can help speed recovery efforts.

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State Fair!

Don’t forget to claim your complimentary ticket to the State Fair! All you need to do is signup for a stint at our booth spreading the message of liberty. It’s a great year to help out: not only are we back in the Education Building (no more tractor pull noise!), but there you will have a chance to meet some of the nearly 50 LPNC candidates on the ballot this year. It’s good work, it’s fun…and you can enjoy the Fair for the rest of the day on us.

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Coming Out Day

Libertarian Party of NC celebrates the freedom of Coming Out Day
The ultimate measure of liberty is the ability to live your true life

The Libertarian Party of North Carolina (LPNC) joins lovers of liberty everywhere in celebrating Coming Out Day, the national observance dedicated to members of the LGBTQ community who feel empowered to discuss their orientation with friends, loved ones, and colleagues.

“For a long time people have praised the courage it takes to come out,” said LPNC Chair Susan Hogarth. “It’s still a brave thing to do, but it shouldn’t have to be. Today we celebrate that America is a free country where being yourself shouldn’t have to be an act of courage -- just an act of truth.”

“The very first national Libertarian Party platform in 1972 championed gay rights and same-sex marriage,” Hogarth noted. “It took the Democratic Party 40 years to catch up. As North Carolina voters count down to Election Day, we hope they’ll remember which party has been the home of real liberty for its entire existence.”

Robyn Pegram, a Libertarian candidate for the North Carolina General Assembly in District 36 in southern Wake County, has posted a video in which she takes Coming Out Day as an opportunity to reflect on her own experiences. See her story on her campaign Facebook page at

Another Libertarian NCGA candidate, Erik Raudsep, is running to represent District 31 in Durham County. He has posted a Coming Out Day message on his campaign Facebook page at

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