BURNET, Texas (Oct. 21) – Dr. Mary Ruwart, author of the highly-acclaimed guide to libertarian ideas “Healing Our World,” has endorsed R. Lee Wrights for the Libertarian presidential nomination in 2012. An in-demand speaker on libertarian ideas at colleges and libertarian conventions, Dr. Ruwart was runner-up for the 2008 Libertarian presidential nomination.
Here is Dr. Ruwart’s statement:
“For the 2012 LP Presidential nomination, I am proudly supporting R. Lee Wrights, editor and co-founder of one – if not the – longest running libertarian Internet blogs Liberty for All. Lee Wrights is a principled, knowledgeable libertarian who presents our message in a compelling yet uncompromising manner. He has worked in the trenches as ballot access coordinator in North Carolina, and served on the LNC, both as an at-large member and vice chair. Currently, Mr. Wrights serves on the national party’s judicial committee.
“As an Air Force veteran, Lee Wrights is the perfect person to call for an end to the overseas wars that continue long after the alleged mastermind of 9-11, Osama bin Laden, has been killed. As a parent and grandparent, he understands how our runaway spending is impoverishing the next generation. As a libertarian who thoroughly understands the non-aggression principle, Lee Wrights will represent our values valiantly.
“The Libertarian Party is at a cross-roads. If we want to be the Party of Principle, our banner must be lifted by someone who carries it proudly and without equivocation. In 2012, that person is R. Lee Wrights.”
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.