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Libertarian Party: 40 Years Is Enough – End the Drug War

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June 17, 2011

Contact: Wes Benedict, Executive Director
E-mail: wes.benedict@lp.org
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Libertarian Party: 40 years is enough – end the Drug War

WASHINGTON – June 17, 2011 is the 40th anniversary of America’s War on Drugs. Libertarian Party Chair Mark Hinkle issued the following statement today:

“On June 17, 1971, President Richard Nixon declared a ‘War on Drugs,’ which has become a relentless violation of the lives and property of Americans, including many who have never taken illegal drugs.… Read more ...

Steve Collett: I Am The End Drug Prohibition Candidate

I believe in ending drug prohibition for adults. Not since slavery in the United States have we had a more failed public policy. If you have been victimized by crime against your body or property with inadequate law enforcement, if you have had your rights against search and seizure violated, if you are disgusted with our drug policies which empower gangs, terrorists and drug cartels, if you are outraged by colossal wastes of tax dollars spent on marijuana busts and an imprisonment rate thats 5 times higher than most every industrialized country in the world, then I am your candidate.… Read more ...

US House District 36-CA: Candidate Claims “Marijuana Will Be Legal In 2012”

From a media release by the Collett campaign:

Candidate Steve Collett Uses California’s Legalization Momentum to Draw California Voters to his Campaign.

On Saturday, Steve Collett announced his candidacy for Jane Harman’s vacated seat for the 36th US Congressional District. Bruce’s Beach was used as a backdrop for the would be Representative to announce his candidacy to supporters and media alike.… Read more ...

Ralph Nader to Promote Ballot Access Reform at Oklahoma City Rally

Oklahoma City, Okla. – Ralph Nader will speak in support of ballot access reform at an Oklahoma City rally on Wednesday, September 8, 2010, from 7 pm to 9 pm. The event will be hosted in the Marriott Hotel Grand Ballroom at 3233 Northwest Expressway.

Representatives of Oklahomans for Ballot Access Reform, the Green Party of Oklahoma, the Libertarian Party of Oklahoma and the newly-formed Pirate Party of Oklahoma, also said they will attend the event.… Read more ...

Libertarian Party blog: Mexico Ex-President Fox Calls for Drug Legalization

Posted by Libertarian National Committee Chair Mark Hinkle at Libertarian Party blog:

Former Mexican President Vicente Fox said his country should legalize the production and sale of drugs in order to curb rising cartel-related violence.

Legalizing narcotics would curtail funding to organized crime groups, who are using profits from the drug trade to consolidate power, Fox wrote yesterday on his personal website.… Read more ...

NY: Libertarian Candidate for Congress Running Against War on Drugs

From Syracuse.com via TPID:

Syracuse, NY – A Syracuse man who wants to make drugs legal jumped today into the 25th Congressional District race. Marc Romain, the former chairman of the Onondaga County Libertarian Party, filed petitions with the state Board of Elections to run as a Libertarian against incumbent Rep.… Read more ...

Marc Montoni: ‘Abolish Licensure, Prohibition, Checkpoints and Chases’

Posted by Marc Montoni at Free Virginia. Montoni is a Libertarian Party activist in Virginia, former national staffer, and one of the leaders of the LP Radical Caucus.

I had to shake my head in sadness and anger at the front-page headline and article, “Police Chase Tragedy”. Of course Darryl Harris bears primary responsibility for Mr.… Read more ...