As the Democrats and Republicans continue to splinter, it is important to remember that you have options. Owing to the dramatic changes undergone by the Republican Party, particularly over the course of the past few years, an increasing number of voters are turning to the Libertarian Party as a viable alternative.
In California, for example, the Libertarian party has become a legitimate political contender. If you are curious about the California Libertarian Party, there are a number of elements that must be understood.
Breaking Down the California Libertarian Party
The California Libertarian Party is an extension of the larger Libertarian Party. The current Libertarian Party Presidential contender is Gary Johnson. The various views held by the party have proven to be quite popular with certain sects of voters. In particular, the Libertarian Party has become quite popular with those who are sick of America’s two-party system.
The Libertarian Party believes in several things. At the core of their belief system is the idea that when it comes to solving social problems, economic problems, and other types of problems, the solutions are best left to society, rather than government force. Keeping this core in mind, it is not difficult to imagine how the Libertarian Party feels about such issues as gun control, gay marriage, the closing of the Federal Reserve, the elimination of mandatory minimum sentences, and much more. They wish to bring eminent domain to an end, and their party has taken a hard stance on the subject of participating in foreign wars. They are firmly against such participation.
It is the belief of the Libertarian Party that a successful government is one that believes in the people. Furthermore, the Libertarian Party also believes that voters must end the practice of extending both money and power to the corrupt, aged, and bloated elements of government.
With this basic understanding of the Libertarian Party, you can now better understand the beliefs of the various candidates who are currently running for office in California on the Libertarian ticket.
California Libertarian Candidates
California has several individuals who are currently running for one office or another. There are also several elected officials in California, who are members of the Libertarian Party. Finally, those who are seriously interested in California’s Libertarian Party may want to look into the campus organizations that are currently available.
Honor Mimi Robinson is running for State Senate in District 33. Donn Coenen is running for State Assembly in District 1. Kenneth Anton, Mike Everling, and Baron Bruno are three more individuals
running for State Assembly in different districts of California. These districts would be State Assembly District 2, State Assembly District 51, and State Assembly District 62 respectively.
Aaron Starr is another Libertarian Party member worth noting. He is currently running for Oxnard City Council.
Elected officials from the Libertarian Party abound throughout the state. Phillip Leavitt is a member of the Carlotta Community Services District Board. John Inks is a member of the Mountain View City Council. Susan Marie Weber currently serves on the Palm Desert City Council. John Camera is a member of the Van Nuys Neighborhood Council.
There are others currently serving government positions throughout the state. The Libertarian Party has certainly grown by leaps and bounds, ever since its formation some four decades ago. Their momentum is likely to continue moving forward. The party continues to look for ways in which to not only solidify their current beliefs, but to embrace ideas and opportunities that can help the party to grow, while still moving forward.
Some recent news from the party would certainly indicate that last thought.
The Future of the California Libertarian Party
In January of this year, the Libertarian Party branch in California indicated to the Secretary of State that independent voters would be given the chance to establish the Libertarian presidential primary ballot for June. It is interesting to note that this is the first time in which the California Libertarian Party has made such a decision. Some believed from the beginning that the move would create splinters within the party, while introducing other problematic elements.
Others call the move a smart one, suggesting that the party has now opened itself up to a wider pool of potential voters. Time will certainly give a clearer image.