For Immediate Release Thursday, September 22, 2016
Scores of Libertarians running for federal, state, and local office have pledged to advance Americans’ rights to privacy, personal freedoms, justice, and self-defense.
- Federal Libertarian candidates have pledged to end the government’s mass surveillance of innocent American citizens and to grant clemency and full whistleblower protection to Edward Snowden .
- State Libertarian candidates have pledged to immediately legalize assisted suicide and to end all restrictions on medical treatments, including experimental drugs, for those who are terminally ill .
- Federal and state Libertarian candidates have pledged to fully restore the right of self-defense.
- Federal and state Libertarian candidates have pledged to end the failed War on Drugs.
- State and local Libertarian candidates have pledged to end police militarization.
- State and local Libertarian candidates have pledged to end asset forfeiture, also referred to as ‘policing for profit.’
‘Libertarians are running for office to ensure that all Americans have the right to livetheir lives as they see fit, as long as they’re not harming anyone else or taking their stuff,’ said Nicholas Sarwark, Chair of the Libertarian National Committee. ‘People have a right to privacy. They have the right to defend themselves, their loved ones, and their neighbors if a perpetrator threatens to do harm. They have the right not to be treated as enemies of war; and not to have their property confiscated by their own government without probable cause of a crime.’
‘This is what the Bill of Rights is all about,’ he continued. ‘That so many Libertarian candidates have pledged to work diligently to restore those rights demonstrates their dedication to serving the best interests of all Americans.’
Click on the embedded links above to see the list of candidates who have taken each pledge and the rationale for each measure.