Target Your Message

I was re-elected on Tuesday. I ran for re-election against not one, but TWO, opponents to represent a ward in my city that is home to about 8,000 people after the re-districting process following the 2010 census. I won without a runoff. This stat is why I’m writing this: Only 276 people voted in my ...

Which Libertarian Are You?

As the libertarian philosophy gains popularity in response to the repeated failures of government, we need to define which type of libertarians we want to be. Our numbers are growing, and as we reach critical mass, we need to start to specialize our political activities. In my mind, there are three kinds of libertarians in ...

Lead By Example, Not With A Label

“I’m not sure how active I can be in the liberty movement while I’m building my business.” That is pretty close to what I recall from a conversation over dinner last week, where I was having my brain picked by someone who is “dipping their toe” in the world of politics after previously being fairly ...

How Libertarians CAN Win

If this post got you fired up, thinking that I’m a defeatist who sees nothing good coming from the efforts of Libertarians/libertarians and other grassroots candidates, keep reading.  I rarely identify a problem, oppose an idea, or “play pessimist” without having an alternative or a plan. Civic Involvement Anyone considering a run for office should ...

Why Libertarians Lose

“Libertarians will never win.”  “Why don’t you just join the Republican Party?”  I’ve heard all the reasons I’m “doing it wrong” from people outside the Libertarian Party.  “We don’t have ballot access.”  “We aren’t able to raise money, because we aren’t bought by special interests.”  I’ve heard every excuse inside the Libertarian Party about why ...

Charter Passage Won’t ‘Move Needle’ For Most Students

This was originally published in the Marietta Daily Journal yesterday. Choice. It is a beautiful thing. We choose which car to buy, what shirt to wear, or which cereal will be swimming in milk for breakfast. This election cycle, Georgia voters will decide whether we amend our state Constitution to allow the state to authorize ...

Three Questions on the Transportation Investment Act

This was originally published on the Civic League of Regional Atlanta’s blog (and newsletter) and re-published on Peach Pundit. After serving on the Steering Committee for last summer’s “Get A Move On” Townhall, I was asked by the Civic League to respond to three questions regarding the upcoming voter referendum on the Transportation Investment Act of 2010. ...

Which America Do You Want?

This was originally published yesterday in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. With great fanfare, Atlanta officials unveiled a new video surveillance center at a news conference last week. Atlanta police Chief George Turner expects the “cutting-edge technology” of the cameras to allow police to “stay one step ahead of lawbreakers.” But it does not appear that city ...