Kid Rock Announces Senate Run, May Be a Libertarian

With the discovery of a campaign website stating that Kid Rock for Senate, many thought that it was a joke, but according the artist, he website is real.

Kid Rock also stated via Twitter that he has a big announcement in the future, which could be his official announcement for his campaign.

What’s exciting about this announcement is that the Detroit musician might be a Libertarian. The Libertarian Republic wrote an article questioning whether Kid Rock was a lover of liberty based on his song lyrics.

The article states “Rock is on record as saying that he is fiscally “Republican” but that he has been disillusioned by the party’s stances on social issues. He is in favor of the legalization of all drugs (even though he himself does not condone their use) and thinks that contentious issues like gay marriage and abortion should be left to individuals to decide.”

Rock also stated in an op-ed published by the Guardian that “I am definitely a Republican on fiscal issues and the military, but I lean to the middle on social issues. I am no fan of abortion, but it’s not up to a man to tell a woman what to do. As an ordained minister I don’t look forward to marrying gay people, but I’m not opposed to it.”

Legalizing and taxing marijuana, heroin and cocaine was also one of the opinions that Kid Rock explained, which lines up perfectly with the Libertarian Party platform. The rap-rock icon recognized that prohibition of these drugs doesn’t prevent them from being used explaining “Has it not been proven that people will always find a way to get what they want.”

If Kid Rock truly is a Libertarian, he could be a great platform to spread the ideology and perhaps get another liberty minded voice in Congress. For now, we’ll have to wait for for further details, but the prospect of having a celebrity Libertarian Republican candidate is very exciting. 


Author: Luke Henderson

Since joining the Libertarian Party in 2016 (after discovering Gary Johnson as a disaffected Bernie Sanders supporter), Luke Henderson has been active in the liberty movement through journalism, and political activism. At the beginning of 2017, Luke had his first piece of writing published by Being Libertarian and quickly became a contributor to the libertarian news site, The Libertarian Vindicator. Through the Vindicator, Luke discovered his passion for addressing critics of the philosophy and bringing together different factions of liberty lovers which compelled him to become an editor for The Libertarian Coalition, a forum dedicated to an open-minded discussion of libertarian ideas from all walks. After many guest contributions to Being Libertarian, Luke was asked to join the website as a contributor, where he writes his column Scoring For Liberty, which discusses sports, politics, and economics from a libertarian lens, and his Educator series that seeks to strengthen libertarian’s understanding of educational techniques and policy to better arguments against public education. Luke is one of the District 1 Executive Committeemen for the Missouri Libertarian party, and the founder of the Missouri Chapter of the Libertarian Positivity Caucus. Outside of politics, Luke is a paraprofessional for the Special School District of St. Louis, a musician, composer, and a loving husband and father.

One thought

  1. Is Kid Rock *truly* a libertarian? Does it matter so long as he is able to shrink the size and power of government? In the end that is the only value of libertarianism applied to the real world.


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