AZ Candidates for Libertarian Nomination for Governor Diverge on Issue of Immigration Reform

While Libertarian Tea Party candidate for governor of Arizona Bruce Olson has come out strongly in favor of the state’s new immigration enforcement regime, another Libertarian hopeful likely stands strongly against the measure.  On the issue of immigration, Libertarian Mike Ross writes:

The government doesn’t have any business telling people where they can work or live. And if I get elected I will do absolutely nothing to enforce the current immigration laws. And I will pardon anybody that gets arrested for being here illegally.

10 thoughts on “AZ Candidates for Libertarian Nomination for Governor Diverge on Issue of Immigration Reform

  1. Richard Winger

    If there is a contested Libertarian Party primary for Governor in Arizona, it will be lucky that the party won its lawsuit to keep registered independents from voting in that primary. The two Libertarian candidates will probably have the resources to communicate with a large share, or possibly all, of the Libertarian primary voters. But it would be impossibly expensive to communicate with the hundreds of thousands of registered Independents. If I were running in the Libertarian primary for Governor I would try to get the list of Libertarians registrants who regularly vote in party primaries, and hope to raise enough money to afford one postal mailing to all of them; or maybe if their e-mails are available, use that method.

  2. Richard Winger

    No, I said the deadline for turning in the (rather easy) petition to get on the primary ballot is in a few weeks. The primary is not until August.

  3. d.eris

    ““Libertarian Tea Party”?”

    At Olson’s website the top two buttons/badges read: “Arizona Libertarian” and “Tea Party Candidate”

  4. Alexander S. Peak

    I skimmed Mr. Ross’s issue page.

    While it seems that I would agree with Mr. Ross on virtually every political-ideological issue, he needs a lot of work on his presentation.

    If it were to come down to Ross v. Olson, I would choose Ross in a heart-beat.

    But, Hess appears to be much better at presenting libertarian ideas than Ross.

    Alex

  5. Kevin O'Connell

    Alexander S. Peak // May 2, 2010 at 10:13 am

    I skimmed Mr. Ross’s issue page.

    While it seems that I would agree with Mr. Ross on virtually every political-ideological issue, he needs a lot of work on his presentation.

    If it were to come down to Ross v. Olson, I would choose Ross in a heart-beat.

    But, Hess appears to be much better at presenting libertarian ideas than Ross.
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    First off his name is not Mike Ross, it is a variation of his real name and one of many different identities he uses.

    Using different names goes way back to 1960 when his family took him out of Catholic schools, changed their family name, moved across town and put him in public schools.

    He has spent most of his life unemployed and homeless living in taxpayer parkland and using the emergency room medical services because the law says they have to treat him. His favorite internet access is the public library because again he does not have to pay for his own service. His internet rants range from religion to how to poison dogs. He fears and hates dogs.

    He has a vendetta against government for “seizing” his homes but actually his homes were foreclosed on by the bank. One home had been purchased using one of his fake identities.

    His mental problems extend back into childhood with some sealed criminal records. Sealed or not they were violent offenses for arson, makings and selling bombs and bombing schools. Additionally he has been a drug dealer, burglar and general thief.

    Mike spouts out Libertarian ideals but does not live them. His surviving brothers and sisters had established a family trust with him as beneficiary and own an apartment sitting vacant waiting for him to live in. He chose living on taxpayer expense over a “libertarian” solution.

    Every political party has some odd characters that jump out of the woodwork spouting their rhetoric, for the LP Mike ‘Ross’ is one of theirs.

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