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End abuse of power by removing the power to abuse

"To compel a man to furnish contributions of money for the propagation of opinions which he disbelieves and abhors, is sinful and tyrannical." (Thomas Jefferson)

by Barbara Howe
Chair, Libertarian Party of North Carolina

The "voter owned elections" bills currently circulating in the General Assembly will do nothing to end corruption in government. Like most legislation, the title belies the real intent. Rather than insure voter ownership of elections, the bills will strengthen the grip of the Democrat-Republican duopoly that controls our state government.

No doubt many sponsors of these bills are sincere in their desire to end corruption. They're well meaning -- but misguided. In their quest to legislate morality, they entirely miss the real problem.

The problem is not the abuse of power; it is the power to abuse.

Libertarians retain ballot spot

For the first time in modern North Carolina history, a third party has retained its ballot status at the voting booth. Libertarian gubernatorial candidate Mike Munger polled about three percent of the vote today, besting the state's restrictive standard for a third party to poll at least two percent of the vote in the race for governor or president.For the first time in modern North Carolina history, a third party has retained its ballot status at the voting booth. Libertarian gubernatorial candidate Mike Munger polled about three percent of the vote today, besting the state's restrictive standard for a third party to poll at least two percent of the vote in the race for governor or president.

Libertarian candidates for lieutenant governor, insurance commissioner and U.S. Senate also broke the two percent barrier.

Munger closing campaign with old fashioned campaign tour

Libertarian gubernatorial Candidate Mike Munger is closing his campaign with an "Old Fashioned, Hand-Shaking, Back Roads and Small Towns Tour" of North Carolina. He began began a marathon campaign swing Thursday with three different speeches in Cullowhee, before driving to Murphy to begin the tour along the entire length of US Highway 64, from Murphy to Whalebone.

Historic first: Libertarians in gubenatorial debate

For the first time in modern North Carolina history, a gubernatorial debate included a third party candidate. Libertarian Mike Munger appeared last night with Republican Pat McCrory on WUNC-TV.

The third candidate in the race, Democrat Beverly Perdue, declined to participate.

Munger thanked both WUNC-TV and McCrory for making this event possible. "A simple respect for the democratic process requires that all views to be heard," he said. "The fact that we are both here tonight shows that neither one of us is afraid of making sure all views are presented to the public.

The debate was friendly, even when the candidates disagreed, and peppered with Munger's usual quips.

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