RIP, L.A. liberty movement leader Steve Collett By Art Pedroza
Friends of Steve Collett , the noted Libertarian activist, are commenting on his Facebook page that he has apparently passed away. If this is true it would be a great loss for the liberty movement. Reportedly he died at his home in Hermosa Beach, of unknown causes, after returning from the Reform Conference in Denver, which he blogged about just a couple days ago, here .… Read more ...
A growing consensus is forming among economists and criminologists that drug prohibition, rather than drug use itself, is a leading cause of violence and property crime, resulting in urban decay and losses to real estate values.
Following are thirteen ways that various forms of drug legalization could improve retail, housing, and agricultural real estate values:
Three Independents (“No Party Preference”), one Libertarian, and one Peace & Freedom Party candidate ran in the special election to succeed Jane Harman in the 36th congressional district. The California Secretary of State‘s office provides results:
Libertarian Congressional candidate Steve Collett has focused his campaign on U.S. drug prohibition and immigration policies with America’s important neighbor and trading partner Mexico. He has released several statements on his website www.ElectCollett.com with titles such as, “Mexico Death Counter”, “Economic Prosperity and Immigration are not Zero Sum Games”, and “I am the End Drug Prohibition Candidate”.… Read more ...
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 ...
This Southern California Libertarian Candidate has some interesting
things to say.
“Election day is Tuesday, May 17, 2011. There are 16 candidates, 5
Democrats, 6 Republicans, 1 Peace & Freedom, 3 with no party
preference and Steve Collett, Libertarian. Under the new “top two”
election rules, all sixteen candidates will be on the ballot May 17,
and unless one candidate gets 50% or more of the votes, the top two
face each other in a runoff on July 12.… Read more ...
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 ...