Between the Party Lines

…Hessel said most people should agree with the Libertarian platform, which currently focuses heavily on school choice, de-centralizing healthcare and reducing corporate taxes and regulation. He likes to sum all of these into a more succinct policy.

“Libertarians really have two rules,” he said. “Don’t hit folks and don’t steal someone else’s stuff.”

Hessel is running again this cycle because he couldn’t find another candidate to run in his district, which contains about 200,000 suburban and semi-rural residents in neighborhoods north of Raleigh. He said that as a party leader, it was his job to step up if they couldn’t find a volunteer.

“If you’re the coach, you can’t ask people to do things you aren’t willing to do yourself,” he said…. [continue reading]


—Medium, 22 May 18

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