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Letters to the Editor

One of the most effective ways of getting the Libertarian message out is by writing letters to my local newspaper, the Herald-Sun.

Below is an archive of my letters the Herald-Sun has published.

April 26, 1997 - Prosecute those behind Tuskegee experiment

June 24, 1997 - Burn flag amendment

September 8, 1997 - Decriminalization is first crucial step to ending Durham's drug problem (guest columnist)

November 11, 1997 - Goal isn't nonviolent (view reader response; view my response)

August 5, 1999 - Whose vote is it?

May 7, 2000 - George Miller still eligible for election as write-in

June 26, 2001 - Crying 'gang' to condemn is an affront to liberty

August 6, 2002 - Senate race story left out Libertarian candidate

September 15, 2002 - It isn't over yet, Becky

February 16, 2003 - Legislature will benefit from speaker gridlock

January 6, 2004 - Denying basic rights won't increase security

February 8, 2004: - It's good to be Jim

News Articles

Defending liberty has become newsworthy. Below are some of the articles written about me.

1997 campaign:

Libertarian pitch may liven a same-old, same-old season (Herald-Sun)

Protest against unwarranted searches, March 2000:

Plate Debate (Herald-Sun)

2000 campaign:

Libertarian files for seat in N.C. House District 23 (Herald-Sun)
2000 votebook (Herald-Sun)
Libertarian plans protest of limits on write-in voting (Herald-Sun)
District 23 candidates clash at forum (Herald-Sun)
Straight-party vote excludes president (Herald-Sun)
Write-in votes will be written off (Herald-Sun)

DARE protest, April, 2001:

War on drug protest (Herald-Sun)

Articles on "The Constitution Gang", June 9, 2001:

"Constitution Gang" takes on City Hall (
North Carolina Libertarian activists win fight over "gang symbol" signs (
Free-speech protest against DATA falls flat (Herald-Sun)
Who we Libertarians are (Herald-Sun Letter to the Editor)
Crying 'gang' to condemn is an affront to liberty (Herald-Sun Letter to the Editor)
Libertarian principles and fine judgment, too (Herald-Sun Letter to the Editor)

2001 campaign:

2001 votebook (Herald-Sun)
Candidates in Ward 1 offer choice (Herald-Sun)

My court case, Fall 2001:
(refusal to answer demands for papers at a random roadblock, which roadblock they called a license checkpoint, which refusal they called resisting, delaying or obstructing an officer in the performance of his duties, and, possessing the means of self-defense without the regime's permission, which they called carrying concealed weapons)

NC Constitution, Article 1, Section 20: "General warrants, whereby an officer or other person may be commanded to search suspected places without evidence of the act committed, or to seize any person or persons not named, whose offense is not particularly described and supported by evidence, are dangerous to liberty and shall not be granted."

Invalid license gets candidate arrested (Herald-Sun)
Rethink police report policy (Herald-Sun editorial)
Police log blues (Herald-Sun Letter to the Editor)
Libertarian activist argues with judge, loses (Herald-Sun)
Activist convicted on weapons charge, resisting arrest (Herald-Sun)