As the Russian assault on Ukraine drags on, and tensions escalate and spread far beyond the region, Libertarians find themselves torn. There are those who believe we should be supporting Ukraine no matter what, those who feel we need to get out of the conflict entirely, and many who embrace a range of more nuanced positions in between.
The LPNC's very own Phil Jacobson has proposed a most Libertarian of solutions, allowing for voluntary support of Ukraine and defense of Liberty worldwide without illicit tax, violations of principles, or promotion of aggression.
Phil, currently residing in Raleigh, NC, first began working with the Libertarian Party of North Carolina in the 1970s. He has been especially active since 1987, having served on the Executive Committee for several terms as an at-large member and twice as State Chair. He served on the Platform Committee for several terms. He has also written several Issue Papers for the party, alone and as a co-author.
Dee Watson, LPNC Political and Public Policy Director, and Rob Yates, LPNC Communications Director, were guests on Dr. Dan's Freedom Forum Radio. The final segment of the four-part discussion airs on WJRB 95.1 FM and livestream on Saturday February 18, at 8 and 9:30 AM, and Sunday, February 19, at 2:30 and 7 PM. Following the conclusion of the four-part series, the entire discussion will be available to stream on Dr. Dan's Freedom Forum.
Josh Glawson makes a strong case to end North Carolina's monopolisitic state-run Alcoholic Beverage Control and the associated archaic laws, which drive revenue to surrounding states, discourage tourism, and are antithetical to NC's freedom principles.
Eric Rowell, long-time Liberty warrior and local Huntersville activist with a track record of success over a decade long, makes the case that the GOP needs to step up and repeal anti-free-market "price-gouging laws."
LPNC Communications Director Rob Yates joins independent investigative journalist and author Addy Adds for a broad interview on the evolving political landscape in our country and in North Carolina, thoughts on recent news headlines, and some Libertarian solutions for social-scale problems.