Welcome to the home page for New Jersey’s third largest and fastest growing political party, the New Jersey Libertarian Party! With over 11,000 registered Libertarians, our members are often asked what we stand for and who we are.
First, Libertarians seek freedom for all people, regardless of class, race, gender, age, religion, lifestyle, or any other clarifiers used by the mainstream parties to divide the American people. We simply want people to be free because they are human beings. Thus, we look at most policy issues from the stand point that people should be able to live how they want, so long as they are not hurting anyone else.
Next, we believe in our state, despite the high taxes, poor business climate, and nanny-state policies driving more of its residents across its borders, making it the number one state for emigration. We proudly support candidates committed to being part of the solution and dedicated to moving New Jersey toward a more Libertarian future.
Lastly, we believe the government should be accountable to its people and responsive to their needs. Thus, we support projects such as the Preempted Ordinance Repeal Project, Open Government Project, and Police Accountability Project. Through these projects we help to ensure that various local and state governments are responding to changes in the law, sharing required information with the public, and keeping its peace-keepers in check.
Thank you for taking the time to visit our page and learn a little more about our organization. If you are already a member, please remember to renew your membership. And, if you are not a member but are interested in joining our team, please take a moment to join the NJLP here.
Chair, New Jersey Libertarian Party
What’s a Libertarian?
Libertarians are fiscally responsible and socially compassionate. We are New Jersey's third largest and fastest-growing party. We believe liberty is the foundation of justice and a peaceful, prosperous America. We reject initiating violence against innocent people. We believe the role of government is to protect life, liberty and property.
All of New Jersey’s children deserve the best possible education. It’s time to start putting kids before political special interests. Eliminate “Last in First Out” employment that forces schools to fire outstanding new teachers. Expand school choice to increase competition and parental choice. Each student deserves equal funding and an equal chance to succeed.
Cut Taxes and Eliminate Wasteful Spending
Eliminate the gas tax. New Jersey taxes are out of control leaving the middle-class struggling to survive. The only way to solve this crisis is to reduce wasteful spending. Public debt has exploded under both establishment parties.
Let’s give voters the option to voluntarily consolidate redundant school districts to make education more efficient.
Let’s reform prevailing wage laws to make public services competitive again. There’s no reason a project should cost more simply because taxpayers are footing the bill. The people of New Jersey are not an ATM for powerful special interests.
Let’s make the public pension system voluntary instead of forcing employees into a bankrupt system. Let’s abolish “double-dipping” that allows officials to take multiple pensions at taxpayer expense.
End Corporate Welfare and Bailouts
New Jersey doesn’t belong to special interests or the political insiders. New Jersey belongs to the people.
New Jersey is consistently ranked the worst place in America to start a business. But it’s our small businesses that employ the most workers and help pull them out of poverty. We need an equal playing field for everyone. Stop giving special treatment to the big guys at the expense of everyone else. Let’s prosecute white-collar criminals and corrupt politicians who take advantage of their positions of power.
Defend the 2nd Amendment
Every human being deserves the right to defend themselves. Let’s make New Jersey a concealed-carry state and stop putting law-abiding gun owners in jail. Instead let’s use our resources to prosecute violent offenders.
Legalize Marijuana and Enact Criminal Justice Reform
The War on Drugs is a failed public policy. Substance abuse is a personal, medical issue not a public crime. Immediately pardon all non-violent criminals in our state prisons. Treat addiction with compassion and rehabilitation instead of brutality and incarceration. Stop wasting taxpayer money on putting sick people in jail.
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