What's a Libertarian?
Libertarians are fiscally responsible and socially compassionate. We believe liberty is the foundation of justice and a peaceful, prosperous America. We reject initiating violence against innocent people. We believe the role of government is to protect life, liberty and property. Libertarians are New Jersey's third largest and fastest-growing party.
It's time to start putting kids before political special interests. Expand school choice to increase competition and parental control. End the unsuccessful Abbott District experiment. Eliminate "Last in First Out" employment that forces schools to fire outstanding new teachers.
Cut Taxes and Eliminate Wasteful Spending
Eliminate the gas tax, sales and state income tax. New Jersey taxes are out of control leaving the middle class struggling to survive. The only way to solve this crisis is to reduce wasteful spending. Cut the size of government by 30%. Spending and debt have exploded under both establishment parties.
- Let's give voters the option to voluntarily consolidate redundant school districts to make education more efficient.
- Let's reform prevailing wage laws to make public services competitive again. There's no reason a project should cost more simply because taxpayers are footing the bill. The people of New Jersey are not an ATM for powerful special interests.
- Let's make the public pension system voluntary instead of forcing employees into a bankrupt system. Abolish "double-dipping" that allows officials to take multiple pensions at taxpayer expense.
End Corporate Welfare and Bailouts
New Jersey doesn't belong to the political insiders. New Jersey belongs to the people.
New Jersey is consistently ranked the worst place in America to start a business. But it's our small businesses that employ the most workers and help pull them out of poverty. We need an equal playing field for everyone. Stop giving special treatment to the big guys at the expense of everyone else. Let's prosecute corrupt special interests who take advantage of their positions of power.
Defend the 2nd Amendment
Every human being has the right to defend themselves. Let's make New Jersey a concealed-carry state and stop putting law-abiding gun owners in jail. Instead let's use our resources to prosecute violent offenders.
Legalize Marijuana and Enact Criminal Justice Reform
The War on Drugs is a failed public policy. Substance abuse is a personal, medical issue not a public crime. Immediately pardon all non-violent criminals in our state prisons. Treat addiction with compassion and rehabilitation instead of brutality and incarceration. Stop wasting taxpayer money on putting sick people in jail.