Lee Wrights: Join the Million Vote March and Vote Libertarian to Stop All War

BURNET, Texas (Feb. 23) – The Lee Wrights for President campaign has launched another project to help win votes for the Libertarian Party and Libertarian candidates in 2012. The Million Vote March  is an effort to achieve a historic one million votes for the Libertarian candidate for President, and to encourage people to vote for all Libertarian candidates on the ballot.

“This is not a march on Washington. It is not a march on your state capitol. It is not even a march on city hall,” said R. Lee Wrights. “It is simply a march to your local voting precinct on November 6, 2012 – a march to vote for liberty, to vote for freedom, to vote for peace, to vote for prosperity, a march to vote Libertarian to stop all wars.”

In 2010, one million Americans voted for a Libertarian candidate for Congress. But the Libertarian Party has never received one million votes for its candidate for President of the United States. Edward Clark earned the highest vote total for a Libertarian presidential candidate in 1980. He got just over 900,000 votes.

Wrights said that he decided to launch this project because he’s convinced that the Americans are tired of war and eager to hear and vote for candidates who want to stop all war. “I believe that Americans are tired of the ruling elites, the political and corporate special interest that profit from death and destruction,” he said.

“I can’t believe there are not at least one million people in America who want to stop all war, who want to stop killing other people,” Wrights said. “I can’t believe there are not at least one million people in America who want peace and the prosperity it brings.”

Stop all war has been the theme of his campaign, but Wrights vowed to continue The Million Vote March project even if he is unsuccessful in his bid for the Libertarian presidential nomination.

“The Million Vote March is not about any candidate; it is about the libertarian message, a message I believe Americans are waiting to hear,” he said. “Just as I’m convinced that there are at least one million people who want to stop war, I’m convinced that there are at least one million people – or more – who are eager to hear and embrace a libertarian message of peace and prosperity. All we Libertarians have to do is deliver that message properly.”

“Only the Libertarian Party is committed to peace,” he said. “People can only vote for liberty if they vote Libertarian. They can only get peace if they vote Libertarian.”

“In The Million Vote March, no vote will be lost, no vote will be wasted, and you won’t have to vote for the ‘lesser of two evils,’” he explained. “Best of all, you will be able to vote for something, not against something. You will be able to vote for a principle – the libertarian idea of maximum freedom and minimum government.”

This is the second project designed to help Libertarian candidates undertaken by the Wrights campaign. It’s also producing 30-second TV spots and offering them free of charge to Libertarian candidates and affiliates. Each spot will be customizable, with a 10-second segment to insert a local message. The spots will emphasize a principled libertarian position on a single topic.

In addition to these projects, Wrights has pledged that ten percent of all donations to his campaign will be used for ballot access so that the Libertarian message is heard in all 50 states in 2012.

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.

Lee Wrights for President
Contact: Brian Irving, press secretary

14 thoughts on “Lee Wrights: Join the Million Vote March and Vote Libertarian to Stop All War

  1. Let the T-Rex of Talk Radio Entertain U2day

    This is very important that Mr. Wrights says he WILL support this all the way to Nov.6 no matter who the nominee of the LP will be. This is a great example to all LP POTUS candidates. The LP needs to “keep rowing” in the same direction, or they will surely SINK !

    On watching the R AZ Debate tonite, it is very evident that WAR is still the game of the ruling elite. I too agree when he says “I believe that Americans are tired of the ruling elites, the political and corporate special interest that profit from death and destruction,” but sadly they are still in control of the socialist WAR party that runs both the Ds and Rs. Ron Paul will NOT be allowed to win the R nomination. The money says Romney. He is Wall Streets’ (Goldman Sachs etc.) man and will continue all out WAR on all issues mentioned if elected! Obama follows directions quite well so no change there either. Yes, Ds and Rs equal 4 more years of WAR.

    What if ? What if the LP could get the message of PEACE to 200M voters? What if the LP could get thirty times the 1M votes in the correct states to WIN the EC? Oh what a wonderful thought ! The ONLY way that will ever happen is if the LP stays focused and ends the infighting and GROWS the movement. What if the entire LP kept rowing in the same direction for a decade ? Oh what if !?

  2. Steven Wilson

    Great release. Another fine message and example for all of the candidates for President. Obey the law and remain a human while doing it. Cheers to Lee Wrights.


    TRex, it isn’t a mater of staying focused and not in-fighting. Even with $100 million to spend
    “getting the word out,” no significant number of the American people are inclined to our position. They are terrified of the mooslims and
    Iran’s bomb (I know Iran isn’t mooslim).
    Supposedly, Ron Paul has raised over $25 million for his campaign yet he is looked on as a kook, lunatic, etc. for his foreign policy views.
    There is no silver bullet, just long and painstaking years of education.

  4. Let the T-Rex of Talk Radio Entertain U2day

    Libertarian Party of Georgia – Annual State Convention
    Come one come all! This Saturday, Feb 25, at 3:30pm, a debate of the following LP Presidential candidates will be held at the Mahler Auditorium, UGA Conference Center and Hotel 1197 South Lumpkin Street, Athens, GA:

    Bill Still
    R. Lee Wrights
    Gov Gary Johnson
    Leroy Saunders
    Carl Person
    Ralph Beach

    Hope to see you there!

  5. Robert Capozzi

    1 srl: I was hoping for more of a “Coxey’s Army” type of march.

    me: Interesting choice of allusions. Coxey wanted public works jobs and paper currency.

    I sometimes get the sense that alleged “radical” Ls seem more attracted to “protest,” often angry protest, for protest’s sake. Unfortunately for liberty, angry protest is often statist populism. Using the means of protest often lead to things like the reign of terror.

    Gandhi’s “peace is the way” is the except to this propensity. And he got assassinated out of the deal!

  6. Steven R Linnabary

    CT & RC-

    I am WELL aware that Coxey’s Army’s goals weren’t exactly “libertarian”.

    But as far as political theater goes, it was brilliant. And I can’t think of a more fitting time for a similar tactic, the US political atmosphere seems ready for it.

    And I disagree that political theater or even “angry protest” is ONLY for statist objectives.

    Thirty or thirty-five years ago is the last cross country march I remember, “The Long Walk for Survival” by American Indians. They did get some good media and results from their activism. Or at least people became aware of some of the unique problems facing Native Americans.

    It’s probably just coincidence that I was thinking about The Long Walk for Survival and Coxey’s Army and how a similar activity might help Libertarians when this essay was released. Which is why my thought that the “Million Voter March to the Polls” was just a tad tepid.


  7. Robert Capozzi

    10 srl: And I disagree that political theater or even “angry protest” is ONLY for statist objectives.

    me: Hah! I’d disagree with that statement, too! Do you see the absolutist word “only” in comment 9? I did use the word “often,” which is similar to “only” in that both start with the letter “o.”

    Is this a particular form of dyslexia or something, seeing absolutes where there are none?

  8. Jarvis Jones

    Having seen and heard Wrights positions, it seems to me like he would have a place in a Gary Johnson cabinet. Gary Johnson front-runner status in the LP is beyond the reach of the other candidates but as long as they continue moving forward together in a unified manner, the most the core message of the LP gets public attention.

  9. paulie

    @RC Voting is often for statist objectives, as is lobbying, education, or any other form of trying to shape the debate and cause political and/or ideological change to take place.

  10. paulie

    @JJ Has Johnson put together a shadow cabinet? The LP used to do this years ago, and it may be a good idea to do it again. Tom Knapp tried to revive that independently of official channels a couple of years back, but it seems to have fizzled. Maybe with Johnson’s help it could be revived more effectively.

    An actual cabinet position in a Johnson administration next year is, of course, about as plausible as buying real estate on the moon right now. Even if Gingrich does plan a permanent US base on the moon by the end of his second term, LOL.

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