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Wayne Allen Root is leaving the Libertarian Party to Run for Senate

To My LNC and Libertarian Party Friends,

I have spent the last 60 days thinking about my political future. I have consulted with many friends and political experts I trust. I have listened to my wife and my family’s wishes. And I have come to an important decision — perhaps among the most important of my life.

It has been a whirlwind last five years in my political career. I started as a S.O.B. (son of a butcher), small businessman, home-school dad, Las Vegas oddsmaker, and political newcomer running for the Libertarian Presidential nomination in 2007. Some thought my journey a longshot.

But in America anything is possible. In this great country, never discount a longshot. I was elected the Libertarian Vice Presidential nominee in 2008. The Bob Barr/Wayne Root Presidential ticket went on to garner the second highest vote total in Libertarian history.

I was then elected to the Libertarian National Committee (LNC) — the governing Board of America’s Third Party. Soon thereafter I was also elected Chairman of the Libertarian National Campaign Committee (LNCC). I was honored to be re-elected this past May to the LNC Board and LNCC Board.

I dedicated myself to getting more media attention for the LP than anyone in our party’s history – and did so with about 4000 media appearances in the past four years. My libertarian commentaries now reach millions of Americans at places like FoxNews.com, The Washington Times, Newsmax.com, TownHall.com, TheBlaze.com, Breitbart.com, DailyCaller.com, PersonalLiberty.com, and many more.

I sought a position in public office and was named by the Governor of Nevada to the Judicial Selection Commission in 2010, one of only two Libertarians nationwide to be given such an honor by their Governor.

For me this has been a dream come true. I want to thank every Libertarian that voted for me in each of these elections, and the many words of support and encouragement you gave me. It was you who made this success possible. I will be forever grateful for the faith you placed in me.

But it is now time for a change.

Today I’m announcing the most important decision of my political career. Today I am stepping down from my roles in the LP, LNC, and LNCC. After six years of giving my heart and soul to our party, this decision does not come lightly. I leave with nothing but fond memories. I leave awed by the intensity, love, and loyalty of Libertarians, LP political candidates, LNC members, and LP leaders.

The people I have worked with on the LNC and LNCC are warriors and patriots. I have met some of the most amazing people of my life. I hope to remain friends for the rest of our lives. I hope to work together to continue fighting for smaller government, expanded personal and economic freedoms, individual rights, and more power to the people.


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I don't trust him at all

He bashed Ron Paul up and down and sideways in 2008. He's a neocon plant for sure. Anyone associated with Bob Barr is suspect. Those two undermined the LP's efforts in 2008.

One less non-libertarian in

One less non-libertarian in the LP is a good thing.

Ultimately meaningless, though. His 15 minutes are over.

"Make the lie big, make it simple, keep saying it, and eventually they will believe it." -- Joseph Goebbels

Like leeches these people latch onto Liberty because they see

the direction of the wind. They play at being Libertarians and rot the very foundation of the groups belief system. Siphoning off valuable resources where they can and numbing the minds of their victims. They'd drain you dry if they could and in fact that is their ultimate goal.

We can all talk till we're blue in the face but if the people, meaning even us, don't educate ourselves, stop giving these pigs the benefit of the doubt and wake up from our naive sleeps, you might as well kiss your country goodbye. And don't fool yourselves into thinking it's all their faults when it happens.

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Who cares?

...and why is this relevant on the Ron Paul 2012 forum here at the DP?

I Care

This is my main portal for news. I have watched Root's involvement in the LP with mixed feelings, and heard his speeches at conventions.

Thanks to the DP, I heard about this, now, instead of hearing about it possibly days later.

It's relevant because he's giving his reasons for re-joining the GOP, a move Ron Paul also made, and many, here, are considering what party, if any, to join.

Why did you click on it?

What do you think? http://consequeries.com/

What are his beliefs?

The article was pretty boilerplate non-specific catch phrases designed to make one think he actually believes something. What are his positions on the Federal Reserve, free markets, sound money and the perpetual war on terror? Does he support downsizing the Federal government, like closing down Federal Departments and abolishing the IRS over time? Does he want to balance the Federal budget in one term and move more powers to the States?

Lots of questions but no answers in this article.

"Jesus answered them: 'Truly, truly, I say to you, everyone who commits sin is a slave to sin. The slave does not remain in the house forever; the son remains forever. So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.'" (John 8:34-36)

He is old school conservative, not libertarian

He loves Israel and will vote for more of your money to go to that country and even vote to send your boys and girls to go fight Israel's enemies -- even if Israel starts it.

I do hope he wins, yet I his love for Israel may be incurrable.

So far its been just another SFLMJBMWLIBLINTUSA (short fat loud mouth jewish business man who loves Israel but lives in the USA)

Which is REALLY SAD to say because only Peter Schiff, Ludwig Von Mises, Fredrick Von Hayek, Milton Friedman, David Friedman and Murray Rothbard seems to have broken the mold.


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Senate? I thought he was leaving to become a televangelist...

Senate? I thought WAR was leaving the LP to become a televangelist... Well, his senate run, in whatever party he attempts to join, should be lots of zany fun!

"Cowards & idiots can come along for the ride but they gotta sit in the back seat!"