Libertarian Party

POLL: Way Too Early LP Presidential Candidate Poll

Note: Polling is now closed.

With 2018 now upon us, only two years remain until the Libertarian Party will again put forth a candidate for President of the United States. Already, four party members have put their names into consideration, hinting at another competitive primary.

Below, we’ve included a profile of each current candidate so that readers may make an informed answer to our poll. Results will be announced at the end of the week.

 

Current Candidates for Libertarian Party Presidential Nomination

Cecil Anthony Ince (Age 42)

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Occuptation: Actor/Director

Prior Political Campaigns:

2016 candidate for Libertarian Party Presidential nomination

2014 candidate for Libertarian Party of Texas U.S. House nomination

2010 Libertarian Party candidate for Texas State Representative (3.39%)

2006 Libertarian Party candidate for Missouri Secretary of State (1.94%)

2002 Libertarian candidate for Missouri 137th District (2.84%)

Platforms:

  • Considers himself a Jeffersonian
  • Repeal the Affordable Care Act
  • Dissolve the Central Banking System
  • (While a candidate for Texas State House) “Allowing the State of Texas to secure our border”
  • Strict adherence to the U.S. Constitution
  • Climate change is not within the role of the government
  • Considers himself open borders, but also believes there should controls on immigration
  • “Full Withdrawal of all US military troops abroad. Close all foreign US military bases. And focus military efforts on civil defence and homeland defence.

Sources:

https://ballotpedia.org/Cecil_Ince

https://www.facebook.com/pg/ince4president/about/?ref=page_internal

http://independentpoliticalreport.com/2016/01/interview-with-cecil-anthony-ince-candidate-for-the-2016-libertarian-partys-presidential-nomination/

 

Adam Kokesh (Age 35)

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Occupation: Author, Political Activist

Prior Political Campaigns:

2010 Libertarian Party candidate for U.S. representative of New Mexico

Platforms:

  • Running for “Not-President”
  • When elected, will make an executive order to dissolve the federal government
  • Liquidated assets of the federal government go towards privatizing the Department of Veterans Affairs and the Social Security Administration

Sources:

http://kokeshfornotpresident.com/the-platform/

http://kokeshfornotpresident.com/

 

Zoltan Istvan (Age 44)

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Occupation: Journalist, Author, Business Owner

Prior Political Campaigns:

Current 2018 candidate for Libertarian Party nomination for Governor of California

Interviewed by Gary Johnson as potential Libertarian Vice President Candidate

2016 Transhumanist Party Presidential Nomination

Platforms:

  • Replace the IRS and other government departments with automated machines in the next 10 years
  • Create a federal land dividend to eliminate the federal income tax and fund a universal basic income
  • Cut military spending and move those funds towards funding a “science industrial complex”
  • End the war on drugs and pay reparations to those who were arrested and convicted of drug crimes

Sources:

http://zoltanistvan.com/

http://www.newsweek.com/zoltan-istvan-california-governor-libertarian-555088

https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/the-transhumanist-philosopher/201703/libertarian-transhumanist-s-take-the-future-taxes

https://techcrunch.com/2017/04/10/is-monetizing-federal-land-the-way-to-pay-for-basic-income/

https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/lets-turn-americas-military-industrial-complex-into_us_596abf1ee4b06a2c8edb4713

 

Donald Eugene Lowe

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Occupation:

Previous Political Campaigns

2016 candidate for the Republican Party Presidential nomination

Platforms:

  • Lower taxes to 12%
  • Institute a fair healthcare system
  • Ensure higher education for all Americans
  • Reduce illegal immigration

Sources:

https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/donald-eugene-lowe-ramps-up-presidential-campaign-for-2020-300468919.html

https://donaldeugenelowe.com/

https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/donald-eugene-lowe-says-he-could-still-stop-president-elect-trump-based-on-law-loopholes-300367123.html

 

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    • Larry Sharpe is currently running for governor of New York and has not announced a presidential run. The candidates who have profiles are those that have announced their candidacy.

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  1. (While a candidate for Texas State House) “Allowing the State of Texas to secure our border”

    This should read: “Allow the State of Texas to secure their own border.” I support the 10th amendment in this issue because the constitution doesn’t give the federal government any authority over boarder control.

    Considers himself open borders, but also believes there should controls on immigration

    This is a misrepresentation of my position, the federal government is not granted power or authority over immigration.
    When I stated open border with controlled immigration I misspoke. My statement should have been something along the lines of “I support open borders, repealing federal laws on immigration, and support a constitutional path to naturalization.”

    Thank you
    Cecil Ince, Libertarian

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