The most wonderful thing about being a Libertarian is the ability to take responsibility for the fact your candidate didn't win. We have seen exponential growth in the party post-election because we know that we need to build, we know that we have to build a more effective vehicle for liberty. We are not bitter, we are resolved that we will promote our ideas to the best of our ability and we will empower other activists to do the same. We will acknowledge when we fail and when we succeed. We failed on Jeff Sessions confirmation not because he was the right candidate for the position, but because we were not in a position to make the conversation about his truly glaring issues, his abhorrent views on the drug war, his insane concepts on due process, and his support of violating civil liberties of all Americans to fight the war on Terror. These issues were the issues that could have gained traction with a handful of Senators, but because we have not placed ourselves in the position to be included in the hearings we were not heard. We will move on.

Our next fight is before us. We have been given a gift in HR 899. Eliminating the Federal Department of Education is an opportunity to free our local school boards from the unnecessary regulations that get in the way of innovation and have stagnated public education. This is a step toward Liberty and it is a step we should support not as our long-term goal but as a move in the direction of saner government. Call your Congressional Representative today and ask them to co-sign HR 899.

Steven Brenize 

 

 

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