Liberty Lovers Unite

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Imagine a world where everyone who supported the concept of Liberty actually supported each other?

Liberty would win in a landslide…

The Libertarians Make Their Case – Wall Street Journal

Joseph Rago writes of the Libertarian case for the presidency based on an editorial board meeting with candidates Gary Johnson and William Weld. Mr. Johnson says the Clinton campaign and its Super Pacs may dump $50 million on him. What are they so afraid of?

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Source: The Libertarians Make Their Case – WSJ

The War on Drugs is an Epic Fail – Jeremy D. Johnson

Jay Z narrates and Molly Crabapple illustrates this New York Times video on the failure of the war on drugs.

This short film, narrated by Jay Z (Shawn Carter) and featuring the artwork of Molly Crabapple, is part history lesson about the war on drugs and part vision statement. As Ms. Crabapple’s haunting images flash by, the film takes us from the Nixon administration and the Rockefeller drug laws — the draconian 1973 statutes enacted in New York that exploded the state’s prison population and ushered in a period of similar sentencing schemes for other states — through the extraordinary growth in our nation’s prison population to the emerging aboveground marijuana market of today. We learn how African-Americans can make up around 13 percent of the United States population — yet 31 percent of those arrested for drug law violations, even though they use and sell drugs at the same rate as whites.

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Source: The War on Drugs is an Epic Fail – Reality Sandwich

What Liberty is all about – Jay Polk

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Editor’s note: Jay Polk is a former chair of the Libertarian Party of Tennessee and a good friend of mine…

I love each and every one of you. Here’s how you know: I don’t want to force you to change your lifestyle. I don’t want to force you to give away your money or property. I don’t want to control what you do with, or to, your body. I don’t want to send you or your children to foreign lands to die in a war. Ladies and gentlemen, this is what Love is all about. And it’s no coincidence that this is what Liberty is all about as well.

Our world is severely lacking in our Love for one another which, I believe, stems from the fact that many people do not love themselves. We are told that we cannot make important decisions about our lives without the government’s wise and powerful hand. That without them, our world would descend into chaos. Libertarians know the opposite is true.

Government divides and isolates. Those who need charity no longer have to seek help from their community. Those who want to spread their beliefs no longer have to knock on doors and talk to their friends and neighbors. The government does these things for them through coercion and deceit.

Libertarians know that through voluntary relationships, we find our self-worth. By interacting with our neighbors, we build a stronger community. By loving ourselves, we can love each other and share the Liberty that comes along with it.

Nonviolent – Gary Johnson 2016 Ad (Unofficial) – Sharif Matar

 

Editors Note…

I first found this on the Republicans for Gary Johnson Facebook page

This Libertarian welcomes these Republicans and everyone brave enough to admit the truth that the War on Drugs has been an utter failure, ruining millions of lives and wasting billions of dollars.

Like alcoholism, drug abuse has ruined many lives. However, like alcoholism, we should treat drug abuse as a health issue.

Doctors, families, friends, the faith community, etc., can help substance abusers much more compassionately and effectively than law enforcement, prosecutors, judges and prison wardens ever could…

In Liberty,

The Libertarian Hippie