Former congressman and three-time presidential candidate Dr. Ron Paul has endorsed Libertarian candidate Murray Sabrin for U.S. Senator from New Jersey.
“I am pleased to endorse my good friend of 35 years Murray Sabrin for United States Senate,” Paul wrote in a statement. “Murray’s dedication to, and knowledge of, the principles of liberty will make him an effective advocate for freeing the people of New Jersey—and the Nation–from excessive taxes, debt, and inflation, as well as ending the ongoing violations of our right to free speech, property, and privacy. Murray will also be an outspoken Senator for peaceful relations with other nations, and work to ensure that our immigration policies adhere to common sense solutions like his proposal to have immigrants obtain sponsors, so they can assimilate and become financially independent.”
Ron Paul was the Libertarian Party’s 1988 presidential candidate, and was a candidate in Republican primaries for president in 2008 and 2012. Murray Sabrin, whose parents were Holocaust survivors, is a professor at the Anisfield College of Business at Ramapo College of New Jersey. He also served as Paul’s New Jersey spokesman during Paul’s 2008 presidential primary campaign.
“I am honored to receive Dr. Paul’s endorsement,” Sabrin said. “For more than four decades Dr. Paul was America’s leading advocate of limited government at home and a non-interventionist foreign policy. He also was a critic of the Federal Reserve’s destabilizing policies, which have been responsible for the economy’s booms and busts. If elected to the Senate, I will continue to be a voice like Dr. Paul who always spoke Truth to Power in the House of Representatives and in his presidential campaigns.”
To celebrate the Paul endorsement, the Sabrin campaign is emulating Dr. Paul’s campaign’s money bomb technique. They are asking for $35 money bomb donations at Sabrin’s campaign website.
Also on his campaign website, Sabrin quotes honest money advocate Ralph Benko’s observations about how both of the dominant political parties can be counted on only to serve their own interests. Only Libertarian candidates provide a true alternative to the status quo based on individual freedom.
“Politicians will spend,” Benko wrote. “That’s what politicians do. Republicans will spend on the Warfare State. Democrats will spend on the Welfare State. They’ll collude. If you don’t cut my boondoggle I won’t cut yours. It’s what they do. The power to end the charade is ours and ours alone. It’s up to us and nobody else. American citizens are waking up to how vastly the world has changed, how potentially vast is citizen power, and how we can transform the world to one of prosperity and peace.”
Sabrin is also campaigning to restore civil liberties to the American people, to end corporate welfare and the war on drugs, to reduce burdensome federal regulations, to sponsor comprehensive health care reform in a free-market direction, to support of the entire Bill of Rights including the Second Amendment, to protect property rights as a way of preventing damaging environmental externalities, and to protect American’s right to freely trade among themselves as well as with people of other countries.
The Senate race in New Jersey, a long-time blue state, is competitive this year. The federal trial of incumbent Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez on conspiracy, bribery, and honest services corruption charges ended in a hung jury. The self-funded Republican candidate is big-pharma CEO Bob Hugin. Polls, which inexplicably exclude Sabrin, show that a huge number of voters are undecided. The most recent poll, conducted by Fairleigh Dickinson University, shows 46 percent undecided with a 4 percent margin of difference between Menendez and Hugin. That 46 percent is larger than support for either Menendez or Hugin.
This year, the Libertarian Party is running a record number of credible candidates with an incredible chance of making a difference in America’s political landscape. Murray Sabrin is a dynamic member of that nationwide group.