I addressed about 100 attendees at the local Coalition of New Hampshire Taxpayers picnic on Saturday, making the case for bringing the troops home, downsizing government, and electing Libertarians to Congress and our our state legislatures.
I also spoke about a strategy called Tactical Voting, an approach used by minor parties in other First Past The Post countries to help get our candidates elected into office by running a group of them as a team in specific areas, convincing members of the out party to support our candidates to pick up a seat.
Earlier, I spoke with Hodey Johns, a follower of the Austrian School of Economics and long time Libertarian. We discuss the upcoming presidential race and online debates. On July 11th, we'll cover libertarian approaches to environmental protection, one of the biggest concerns that independent voters mention to us.
As of today, I am announcing my intention to pursue the Libertarian nomination for president.
I am doing so for one simple reason, the reason: Bring the troops home. This was not a decision that I have made lightly, nor is it a commitment that I will forgo upon difficulty. In the coming months, I will be reaching out to as many people as possible who agree with our mission and the need to get our men and women in uniform back home to be with their loved ones.
I will be making the formal announcement on July 6th.
After a number of supporters and Libertarians have asked me to place my name in the hat for the presidency, I have decided to put together an exploratory committee to determine the feasibility of running for this office. This is an enormous commitment, and is not a decision that I take lightly.
After nearly 20 years of endless fighting in the Middle East, thousands of our military personnel have been seriously injured, disabled, or killed in that conflict. If I decide, ultimately to run, it will be to bring the troops home.
In response, Rep. Max Abramson (R) said that taxpayers are already losing money supporting a criminal justice system that penalizes marijuana consumers. “Why should those who refrain from marijuana pay for the cost of its use?” he asked. “Let the users pay their own way.”
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Sununu, whose father is a former governor and lives in Hampton Falls, said he has known some of the kids who pushed the bill since they were in kindergarten. He said he was giving a speech last week at the Winnacunnet High School graduation when he realized he might have missed the chance to hold a signing ceremony for the LAS students.
“I panicked a little bit,” said Sununu, who added he called his staff about preparing the bill for signing and said, “School is almost over. Go get it.” He said the fact that students and families were willing to gather Friday despite school having ended spoke to the community’s dedication.
“The legacy you’re leaving behind here is just awesome,” Sununu said. “This is a story that will be told for years.”
Rep. MAX ABRAMSON
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