For Immediate Release Thursday, June 26, 2014
Meet the true champions of liberty in America: the Libertarian Party representatives and candidates for 2014
- “I’m a vegan, so I never eat animal flesh … well, except for fish … and free-range chickens … and beef from cows who died peacefully in their sleep …”
- “I’m a sober member of Alcoholics Anonymous, so I never drink alcohol … except for wine with dinner, where it would be rude to turn it down. Or certain imported beers. Or when it’s after 5:00 p.m., or …”
- “I’m a small ‘l’ libertarian, who, in principle, would never, ever vote for a tax increase … except for our brave men and women in uniform, or our heroic police and firefighters. And I would almost never vote to expand government power, except to fight terrorists or criminals who slip through the loopholes in the Bill of Rights, or unless a bank was too big to fail, putting our economy at risk …”
Fed up with fake, phony freedom candidates for public office, who campaign with Libertarian rhetoric and proposals but vote for Big Government, high taxes, and high government spending? Who vote for laws and policies that violate the Constitution and mock the Bill of Rights?
Meet the true champions of liberty in America: the Libertarian Party representatives and candidates for 2014, where real Libertarians convene:
The National Libertarian Party Convention in Columbus, Ohio, June 26 – 29.
In the 43 years since the Libertarian Party was formed, the name “libertarian” has come a long way. Once little understood, and confused with words like “librarian” and “libertine,” today the word is well-known, much better understood (although not fully), and has popular appeal.
“Today, people commonly call themselves libertarian,” said Carla Howell, political director for the Libertarian National Committee, “but only the Libertarian Party is the real deal.”
Media personalities who have referred to themselves or some aspect of their policy as libertarian include Glenn Beck, Juan Williams, Sean Hannity, and Bill Maher.
“The Libertarian Party walks the talk,” said Howell. “We run candidates for the express purpose of actually creating a libertarian society by ending our involvement in unnecessary wars, repealing laws that violate the Bill of Rights, removing government from the many areas where it doesn’t belong, and dramatically cutting today’s high government spending and taxation.”
Democrats and Republicans often claim to be “libertarian” to deflect criticism when they’re proposing or lending support to a Big Government initiative.
“People want to be associated with the word libertarian because it represents what most people want: freedom, peace, a vibrant economy that delivers jobs, and low taxes,” said Howell. “But the only way we’ll get these things is by voting for the people who will deliver them: Libertarian Party candidates.”