BURNET, Texas (Feb. 8) – R. Lee Wrights will take part in the first debate scheduled to include all six of the major candidates for the Libertarian presidential nomination. The debate is set for Saturday, February 11, at 3 p.m. during the Florida LP State Convention in Orlando.
Expected participants are former Texas LP chair Roger Gary, Kiowa Nation member and Afghan war veteran R.J. Harris, former two-term New Mexico Republican Gov. Gary Johnson, renowned author and documentary filmmaker Bill Still, and private attorney Carl Person.
Wrights, 53, recently was one of the third-party candidates featured in an article in Al Jazeera about “The ‘other’ political parties of the US.”
“The interviewer was impressed with my stop all war stand, as well as my long-running libertarian blog, Liberty For All,” Wrights commented. “Libertarians have an immense reach these days. I’ve received e-mails from young people overseas who want to learn more after reading the press releases, my blog or information on my campaign website.”
Stop all war is the focus and message of his campaign. Wrights believes this is the most critical issue facing our nation today. He has emphasized this point in a series of interviews in Libertarian-oriented media, most recently on the Liberty Underground Show, on the 1787 Radio Network, and broadcast over WTAN-AM, Tampa Bay.
Wrights has also been interviewed by the Rodney Wimberly Show, the “voice of South Arkansas,” on KELD-FM, the Angel Clark Show on the Liberty Radio Network, and on KKSM-AM, San Diego.
In late February, Wrights will start an extended cross-country road trip in which he’ll literally cross the nation twice to attend Libertarian state party conventions in Georgia, California, Mississippi, Colorado, the Kansas/Missouri Heartland Convention, Ohio, Arkansas, Pennsylvania and New York.
“As it has been from the start, this is a grassroots effort, a ‘wise and frugal’ campaign we’re taking to Libertarian activist everywhere. My message is clear and simple: The libertarian promise of peace and prosperity is one Americans are longing to hear,” Wrights said. “We don’t need to soften, refine, modify or craft what we believe to appeal to conservatives or liberals to win votes. Instead, we must embrace our beliefs and wear them proudly.”
“As your nominee for president I’m ready, willing and able to take this bold stand. I’ve never been afraid to speak truth to power,” Wrights stressed. “I’ll take the true libertarian message of peace and prosperity to all 50 states and won’t be ashamed to say in a loud, clear and unequivocal voice: stop all war!”
R. Lee Wrights, 53, a libertarian writer and political activist, is seeking the presidential nomination because he believes the Libertarian message in 2012 must be a loud, clear and unequivocal call to stop all war. To that end he has pledged that 10 percent of all donations to his campaign will be spent for ballot access so that the stop all war message can be heard in all 50 states. Wrights is a lifetime member of the Libertarian Party and co-founder and editor of the free speech online magazine Liberty For All. Born in Winston-Salem, N.C., he now lives and works in Texas.