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On Mon, Mar 1, 2010 at 7:52 AM, wrote:
Gentle-one !!
What would be your 3 or more items to run on that differentiate the LP from other parties.
What would you consider winning in the election.
Thank you
Jim Harris


My favorite issue is abolishing rent control and rent regulation which
has placed an economic stranglehold on New York City. I sort of own
that issue because no other candidate and no other party has brought
that up. That issue could also bring us some money because there are a
hundred thousand landlords with money that are being hurt by the rent
control laws.

Of course, I want to abolish the drug war, a key point on Libertarian
philosophy, although I am not sure if I will make that one of my main
issues.

Legalized prostitution got 41% of the vote in a recent referendum in
San Francisco. I am not sure it would do so well in New York. Of
course, Libertarians believe that as a matter of human right a woman
has the right to sell her own body.

Legalized marijuana I think will do better. A lot of our young people
seem to be smoking marijuana now and I think that is a winner.

The main issue is I want to greatly reduce taxes and government
spending. I believe that I can abolish New York State Income tax
altogether because abolishing points one and two above will greatly
reduce the amount of money the government needs to spend on these
items.

Almost every candidate when he runs for office anywhere says that he
will reduce taxes, government spending and government "waste".

Of course, "reducing government waste" is a cop-out saying in effect,
"I will not spend money in a wasteful way. I will spend it in some
other non-wasteful way."

However, if I am elected I can promise that I really will reduce ALL
government spending, not only that part that is wasteful.

Another cop-out is "medical marijuana". Libertarians want to legalize
all marijuana.

Libertarians have a lot of good issues that no other party endorses.
The main thing we need to do is select and emphasize those issues we
can win on.


Sam Sloan
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On Mon, Mar 1, 2010 at 7:52 AM, wrote:
Gentle-one !!
What would be your 3 or more items to run on that differentiate the LP
from other parties.
What would you consider winning in the election.
Thank you
Jim Harris


My favorite issue is abolishing rent control and rent regulation which
has placed an economic stranglehold on New York City. I sort of own
that issue because no other candidate and no other party has brought
that up. That issue could also bring us some money because there are a
hundred thousand landlords with money that are being hurt by the rent
control laws.


This alone will keep you from ever being elected, as your greedy buddy
landlords are greatly outnumbered by the tenants that would be rendered
homeless or impoverished if they got their way!

Of course, I want to abolish the drug war, a key point on Libertarian
philosophy, although I am not sure if I will make that one of my main
issues.


That makes sense, but as long as you push for more homelessness as you do
above, you haven't got a chance!

Legalized prostitution got 41% of the vote in a recent referendum in
San Francisco. I am not sure it would do so well in New York. Of
course, Libertarians believe that as a matter of human right a woman
has the right to sell her own body.


Again you have a good thing here, I agree 100%, but again your promotion of
homelessness will keep you from ever being elected.

Legalized marijuana I think will do better. A lot of our young people
seem to be smoking marijuana now and I think that is a winner.


Another great stand on an issue, but until you drop your landlord-suck up,
pro-homelessness position, you haven't got a chance.

The main issue is I want to greatly reduce taxes and government
spending. I believe that I can abolish New York State Income tax
altogether because abolishing points one and two above will greatly
reduce the amount of money the government needs to spend on these
items.

Almost every candidate when he runs for office anywhere says that he
will reduce taxes, government spending and government "waste".

Of course, "reducing government waste" is a cop-out saying in effect,
"I will not spend money in a wasteful way. I will spend it in some
other non-wasteful way."

However, if I am elected I can promise that I really will reduce ALL
government spending, not only that part that is wasteful.

Another cop-out is "medical marijuana". Libertarians want to legalize
all marijuana.

Libertarians have a lot of good issues that no other party endorses.
The main thing we need to do is select and emphasize those issues we
can win on.

Sam Sloan


Freedom is a great thing, but NOT freedom for the rich and powerful to
economically rape the common working and middle class citizens. You
Libertarians would be even worse than the Republicans in letting big
corpserations run amok!


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What are the views on state nullification of federal laws among
our candidates for governor? Will our candidates pledge to protect the
citizens of New York State from unconstitutional federal laws about
guns and ammunition, marijuana, and health care? Will they aim to
enact criminal penalties for any state or federal official who assists
in the execution of nullified federal laws?

I think the question Gary is asking is something like this:

In California Medical Marijuana is now legal. I have a friend who has
cancer and therefore has a license to buy and smoke Medical marijuana.
He can legally go to the marijuana store and buy it. However it costs
$425 an ounce at the marijuana store, so he buys the illegal stuff at
the bargain basement price of only $325 an ounce.

However, marijuana is still a federal crime. The question is: If a DEA
official tries to arrest the operator of a state licensed Marijuana
store, will I as Governor direct the local police to arrest the DEA
official.

This is a tough question, but I am afraid the answer is: We already
fought a war over this issue. It is called the Civil War. Sad to
relate, my side lost the war, because I am originally from Virginia.

Sam Sloan
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