Three months ago, there was no Kent County Chair of the Delaware Libertarian Party. Three months ago, there were only three or four people at the most coming to the monthly Kent County Libertarian meetings at the Touchdown Lounge in south Dover. Three months ago, there had never been more than one or two candidates fighting a quixotic campaign against the Democratic and Republican dominance of the Delaware political scene.
But this year is not like every other year. This year, Democrats in Washington have expanded the budget and scope of the US Government to unprecedented levels. This year, the Republican party is fractured by eight years of George W. Bush and a similarly out of control level of government spending and interference in the everyday lives of US citizens and Delaware residents.
This year, the Libertarian Party, and the libertarian movement, is exploding.
Now, the Kent County Libertarian meetings have grown too large for the single room in the Touchdown Lounge which we used to meet in. We have established a county level party finance committee with the State of Delaware and opened a bank account to handle fundraising and support for Kent County candidates. We are inviting candidates from every party to come to our meetings and try to convince us that they are worthy of the Libertarian vote.
We are also running our own candidates. We've been called spoilers. We've been told we don't stand a chance of winning and only detract from the (insert party name) party's chances, or that we're "stealing" their votes. The votes belong to the people. John Quincy Adams said that you should, "Always vote for principle, though you may vote alone, and you may cherish the sweetest reflection that your vote is never lost." We will show the two parties the votes they are missing out on. We will show them the government we want. We will show them the politicians we want. And they will listen, or they will lose.
We're mad as hell, and we're not going to take this, anymore!
If you're mad too, then look into the Delaware Libertarian Party and the candidates that we have nominated for public office in the state of Delaware. If you keep doing what you've always done, you'll keep getting what you've always got. Do something different, and vote for freedom. Thank you.
The Delaware Libertarians have nominated the following candidates for the 2010:
Jim Rash for US Senate: http://www.jimrash.com/
Brent Wangen for US House: http://www.wangen2010.com/
Matthew Flebbe for DE House District #6: http://www.flebbefordelaware.com/
Scott Gesty for DE House District #7: http://www.gesty4statehouse.com/
James Christina for DE House District #12
George Barnett for DE House District #15
Will McVay for DE House District #32: http://wmcvay-de32.blogspot.com/
Joseph O'Leary for New Castle Sheriff
Jesse McVay for Kent County Recorder of Deeds
Timothy Webb for Kent County Levy Court District #2
National Libertarian Party: http://www.lp.org/
Libertarian Party of Delaware: http://www.de.lp.org/about
Kent County Libertarian Party Forums: http://kcdelibs.forumotion.com/forum.htm