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Liberty Is Alive But Not Well In California

Last night, statewide primary elections were held throughout California, where several of this website’s editors reside. And while Libertarians were represented on several district’s ballots, the results were severely disappointing when the polls closed.

Gary Johnson, who was put under scrutiny by our site in the previous article here easily won the nomination for Libertarian presidential candidate, with over 53% of the vote. However in the district-by-district voting, Libertarians were soundly beaten, in a distressing display of how far the cause of Liberty still has to go in Liberal California.

To be honest, I was slightly shocked by some of the results, especially in light of the campaign behind Steve Collett, who was running for Congress in Santa Monica, CA (for all intents and purposes Los Angeles) and who donated the Los Angeles Ron Paul Liberty HQ space to the cause. His supporters were incredibly active and there was rarely a single street corner that wasn’t papered with his signage (cleverly designed to echo the lettering and look of the popular “Colbert Report” logo). I can say authoritatively that Collett had the most exposure for any candidate from a grass roots perspective, and sheer volume of signage. The result? 4.3% of the vote and 5th place.

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Went to bootcamp at MCRD San Diego...

40+ years ago. Trained for MOS at Camp Pendleton (Ocean Side). Lived in Carpenteria and Santa Barbara for a stretch...I hated it there the whole damned time. A lot of folks are dependent on government largess. Little morals. Socialist in theme. Have propensity for the same sexes. Doesn't surprise me in the least that (many) in Cali would vote to continue the status quo. Those of you with some morals and grit should either start getting tough on what you want Cali to be or bail.

"Necessity is the plea for every infringement of human freedom. It is argument of tyrants. It is the creed of slaves." William Pitt in the House of Commons November 18, 1783
"I know major allies who fund them" Gen. Dempsey

Maybe it is the voting

Maybe it is the voting machines?

There were some victories

John Dennis qualified to face Nancy Pelosi in the runoff in November, and many liberty candidates achieved positions within the GOP Central Committees.

But California has long been one of the most totalitarian states, spreading freedom here is and will continue to be an uphill battle. But sometimes those are the ones most worth fighting!

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