Dear Editor: In response to “Drugs aren’t Libertarians’ top issue" [letters, Oct. 20], I’d like to invite all of your readers to take the time and investigate the claims made by the media that my campaign for governor is about drug policy reform and nothing else.
Drug policy reform is a sexy, controversial topic that helps to sell lots of newspapers and gets more people to tune in to the 6 o’clock news. I freely admit it is a very important issue to me and thousands of other Alabamians, but it is far from my only issue.
Most of the other issues the writer mentioned are planks in my platform that have not been reported on by the media.
For instance, my other planks include states’ rights, non-compliance with the Patriot and REAL I.D. acts, calling for the Alabama National Guard troops to be returned home, no gun control laws, a check-box style governing system, legal lottery and casino gambling run by private enterprise, initiative and referendum, ballot access reform, privatizing public schools, lifting restrictions on distilleries that produce wood and grain alcohol and encouraging increased production of bio-diesel so that Alabama families might produce their own fuel or start community co-ops for that purpose.
October 24. 2005
It seems the Tuscaloosa News is on a roll with responses to the AP article about my candidacy, This is the third LTE they have printed about it in less than a week. Thanks Tuscaloosa News