Candidate for City Council at Large
Yes. As public servants, police should remember whom they serve and to whom they are accountable. Sunlight is the best disinfectant.
Yes. Civil asset forfeiture is theft, pure and simple.
Yes, though I think we should stop looking at “race” and realize that we are all one human race. If we separate people into categories, we will treat people in those various categories differently. We should treat all human beings with dignity and respect, period. Also, we should aim to stop quotas for traffic stops and reduce them altogether.
No. This is extra cost to the tax-payer. I would encourage police officers to get evaluations and mental health support, but only through the free market.
Yes. Again, police are public workers and we need to keep them and all of government in check. If Wilmington Police wear body cameras, they will be less likely to interfere with people unless the people are really disturbing the peace. All government employees, myself included if I win election to the District 7 council seat, should be reviewed by the people to make sure that we are doing our jobs, not wasting tax-payers’ money, and keeping government small and accountable.
Yes, though I am concerned about the invasion of privacy of citizens this may cause. However, I want all government workers kept in check and to keep government small and accountable to the people.
No. Having probation officers work with police is a good use of resources. That said, I would instead like to end the war on drugs, which will do much more to stop the aggressive policing tactics that harass Wilmington families and community members.
No. I think communities should do this without extra government. Let’s instead make government smaller and more local so that communities can be involved without creating an authoritarian state that can be manipulated to punish people unjustly.
No. This already exist at the county level and we don’t need more tax-payer money going to doubling the same service. However, I am more than willing to work with communities to set up private charities or support existing private charities in operating a program to help those with substance abuse issues. Stop treating drugs and drug addiction as a crime issue and let charities and the free market begin to fix it as the medical issue it truly is.
Do all that I can to reduce government:
– It’s no coincidence that the growth of government has lead to the war on drugs and a welfare state that looks to enslave people instead of leaving them alone and letting them be creative and entrepreneurial. – I look to reduce restrictions, licencing, etc. to allow people the freedom to create jobs and hire people looking for jobs.
– I will write resolutions demanding the county and state governments decriminalize and legalize drugs, thus giving drug cartels and their dealers nothing to stand on. It also means that people will be more open to get the help they need.
– If people can create/get jobs and have no need to fight for a drug gang, this will reduce the use of gun violence in the city and will also reduce theft.
– I will see to it that private charities get the focus they deserve to help those in need instead of the government.
– I will encourage home schooling and private schooling to help solve our educational needs here in the city. I will also help people set up these alternate schooling choices and find ways to connect teachers to students without government interference. For those that choose to remain in public schools, they will benefit tremendously as class sizes will reduce and all students will get more one-on-one attention, which is the best thing that can happen for a child’s education.
– For anything I have not explicitly expressed, you will find that I agree with the platform of the Libertarian Party and how I will handle things can be summed up there: https://www.lp.org/platform/
-Thank you very much for your consideration. If you have any questions, you can reach me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I hope to hear from you and to earn your vote.
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