At the NJLP convention on March 24th I will call for the abolition of the 18 cent gas tax and propose the best alternative to current federal taxes.
My op-ed is published in The Record today.
The promise of America was to create a Republic in which the people would live as free and independent citizens in a compact of states – “laboratories of democracy” – with the federal government having a few responsibilities and limited role in the lives of Americans.
Before the states ratified the Constitution, Benjamin Franklin, a delegate to the constitutional convention, was asked which would it be, “a Republic or Monarchy?” Franklin was reputed to have replied, “A Republic if you can keep it.”
But it was not meant to be. America has been transformed into a one-party system with two wings, Democrats and Republicans, who vie for political power but have the same agenda, corporate welfare for their contributors and enough welfare dollars to keep the masses in check.
Nearly three weeks ago I received an email from the leadership of the New Jersey Libertarian Party inquiring if I would consider seeking the Party’s nomination for the U.S. Senate this year.
After weighing the pros and cons of becoming a candidate for the U.S. Senate in 2018 with my wife and many close friends and colleagues, I decided on Tuesday to seek the Libertarian Party’s nomination at the March 24th convention, which will be held at Rutgers University.
My November presentation can be viewed at the Sabrin Center events page:
Until further notice I am suspending my blog to concentrate on completing a manuscript on the welfare state, social entrepreneurship and philanthropy.
In addition, I am weighing the pros and cons of accepting the Libertarian Party’s invitation to become its nominee for the U.S. Senate this year to challenge Senator Menendez. I will make a decision very soon and post it on the blog.
In the meantime, stay safe, healthy and warm.
Florence and I are leaving today for Buenos Aires and then flying to Ushuaia, the southern most city on the planet, where we board the cruise ship to Antarctica. We will then have visited all seven continents. The itinerary is posted here, https://www.gct.com/trips/small-ship-cruise-tours/antarctica/antarcticas-white-wilderness/2017/itineraries
Florence will be posting photos on her FB page.
Merry Christmas, Happy New Year.
The stupidity of government subsidies.
“A bill moving through the Legislature would create a system of cash credits to keep New Jersey’s nuclear plants producing carbon-free power; we already give credits for solar so the environmentalists have no logical reason to resist subsidies for our best source of clean energy…”
Source: Nuke subsidies: Turnabout is fair play | Mulshine
“David Gornoski is a Christian libertarian writer, frequently featured at The American Conservative and Foundation for Economic Education.”
Source: David Gornoski on Anthropology and Liberty
“Statecraft is a complicated business, but the criteria by which we judge statesmen turn out to be less so. The central question reduces to whether those charged with formulating policy succeed in…”
Source: When Washington Assured Russia NATO Would Not Expand
“I really like this, I think this is good, and I think this is what we should work on…”
Source: Ron Paul Praises Trump-Putin Rapprochement: “No Need For Sanctions”