I am seeking your financial help for our new video project in which speakers present their perspectives on the burning issues of our time. The Gary Johnson-William Weld Libertarian Party ticket has the potential of raising the level of debate and discussion on libertarian solutions to America’s woes. We need to seize on that opportunity.
Our first video series will be on the drug war, the failed federal program that has brought so much death, suffering, corruption, and ruination of lives, not to mention the destruction of the liberty and privacy of the American people.
The following articles on the drug war have recently appeared:
Politico: “Libertarian Johnson: Drug War “Root Cause” on Police Shootings”
Libertarian Republic: “Johnson Calls Drug War Root Cause of Police Shootings”
Washington Post: “Gary Johnson Is an Honest but Defective Candidate” in which the Post editorialized: “Police shootings and various racial disparities have been results of the war on drugs, he argued, as if racism and police brutality would not exist if marijuana were legal.”
Investor’s Business Daily: “How the War on Drugs Fails Black Communities,” which contained the following caption under a photo of Johnson: “Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson is the only person running who seeks drug legalization.”
This is the type of thing we are talking about. Imagine how great it would be if Johnson’s and Weld’s position on the drug war caused the mainstream news media to finally ask Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton to justify their support of this immoral, failed, and destructive decades-old federal program. What would they say — that the drug war provides jobs for bureaucrats? Imagine how many people would be going online to find out more about why libertarians and others oppose the drug war.
That’s where FFF’s educational mission comes into play — we provide people with the uncompromising moral, philosophical, and economic case for the free society, including the moral and pragmatic reasons for drug legalization.
If we succeed in knocking out the federal drug war — a very real possibility given the widespread and growing opposition to it, the level of violence and corruption in American society would plummet, which would lead Americans to question and challenge other welfare-warfare state programs, such as foreign interventionism. A recent op-ed in the Los Angeles Times cited a Pew organization poll revealing that 57 percent of Americans now believe that America should “mind its own business” and let the rest of the world figure out the solutions to their problems. That’s up from 52 percent in 2013. Those are incredible statistics, ones that raise all sorts of positive scenarios for liberty in our lifetime.
The libertarian movement is growing by leaps and bounds, and we’ve got to keep expanding it. I am more convinced than ever that achieving freedom in the near term is a very distinct possibility. We must always keep in mind that that is our goal — to know what it’s like to live the life of free men and free women.
Would you send us a donation to help with our video series? We have a big opportunity, one that can get us closer to achieving our goal of achieving a genuinely free society, and we need to seize on it.
Please also read “The Presidential Race: An Opportunity for Liberty” and watch the video below: