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Bill is an Attack on Sportsmen, Collectors, and Target Shooters

On Thursday morning, June 12, the New Jersey Assembly Judiciary Committee is scheduled to consider legislation that would ban the purchase, transfer, and inheritance of many popular hunting guns, historical American firearms, and large bore target firearms, based on alleged public safety concerns.

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Anericans For Prosperity Rally For Lower Taxes

TRENTON – The State House steps overflowed with hundreds of taxpayers rallying against higher taxes and outrageous spending habits in Trenton today. Long-time Bogota Mayor Steve Lonegan was leading the charge as Americans for Prosperity brought residents out from every corner of the Garden State to the Trenton to say “No!” to higher taxes.

Read the full article at the American's For Prosperity website.

Wasting Money, Wasting Lives

Visit DPA Action Alert Page to let your representatives know you oppose mandatory minimums for nonviolent drug offenders. 

Kleykamp, Meredith, et al. Wasting Money, Wasting Lives: Calculating the Hidden Costs of Incarceration in New Jersey. Drug Policy Alliance; May 28, 2008.

NJ Report 2008This report is the first-ever analysis of the hidden and comprehensive costs of incarceration in New Jersey.  In addition to the cost of prison beds (the usual measure of incarceration costs), the report examines hidden costs such as lost wages during the time people are incarcerated, lost lifetime wages that result from diminished employment opportunities, lost taxable income, and lost child support. At a time when the state is facing severe budget deficits and cutting critical social programs and services, the report finds that the state is losing literally billions of dollars in direct and hidden costs as a result of the harsh and ineffective overuse of incarceration. The report looks at costs state-wide and also provides a snapshot of costs for New Jersey’s largest city, Newark.

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Welcome to Jersey City Politics: It's Been Rough, Corrupt and Downright Weird For Over a Century

The Mayor Found Drunk and Naked

A Former Mayor Hauled Off to Prison

A County Exec Nabbed in an FBI Sting

 ‘‘People always ask me how I spent my time in prison, and I say, ‘I just read a lot,'" Jerry tells me as we trundle along the Jersey City streets in his Volvo. "They would get you any book you asked for, so I ended up reading every title on the New York Times bestseller list," he explains with the tone of satisfaction one might detect in somebody who feels they've gotten a really good deal.

It's an overcast afternoon in northern New Jersey, just across the Hudson River from lower Manhattan, and we're driving towards the prep school where Jerry now coaches boys track.

We pull up to the curb and he suggests we get out and chat on the sidewalk. Parked illegally, he proclaims "I don't get parking tickets" in his north Jersey accent before springing from the driver's seat.

Read the full article on Campaign & Elections: Politics Website.

Assembly Health Committee Hearings on Medical Marijuana Produce Passionate Testimony

Testimonies Included Internationally Recognized Medical Expert Dr. Denis Petro, Chair of New Jersey Hospice and Palliative Care Organization, Patients Desperately Seeking Help and Their Families

Drug Policy Alliance, for Immediate Release: Thursday, May 22, 2008. Contact: Tony Newman 646-335-5384 or Roseanne Scotti 609-610-8243

Trenton, NJ

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Reformed Drug Warrior?

Former Congressman Bob Barr recently appeared on Fox's Hannity & Colmes.  At about 3:20 into the clip below, Hannity asks, "Would you vote to legalize heroin and crack?"  Barr, agitated by the question, answered, "No, I would not vote to legalize heroin and crack!"

Undoubtedly, Barr supporters will say it is because Barr wants to focus on the bigger issue of getting the federal government out of the drug war.  Hopefully, Barr opponents will see that the bigger issue is that Barr has not fully embraced the non-initiation of force principle of the Libertarian Party.

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PorcFest 2008

PorcFestLibertarians and liberty lovers of all stripes will gather in Gilford, New Hampshire in June for the 5th annual Porcupine Freedom (and Music) Festival (aka PorcFest).

As the premier event of the Free State Project (FSP), PorcFest welcomes pro-liberty activists from across the nation to see why New Hampshire was selected by FSP’s membership to be the destination for those who are willing to work effectively in a concentrated effort towards “Liberty in Our Lifetime.”

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Delegates For The National Convention

We will be submitting a list of delegates for the national convention next week. If anyone is interested in becoming a delegate for the national convention please email me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. There are still slots open and we are looking for people to fill them.

We Need You!

uncle_sam_pointing_finger.jpgThe citizens of New Jersey are being subject to over-taxation and over-regulation while our civil liberties are disappearing.

The actions of our state government are chasing business out of the state. Those who can afford to get out are leaving as fast as they can. Our state population is evolving to include only the poor and the very rich.

In the name of security our liberties are being stripped away. Our Fourth Amendment protections against unreasonable searches are being taken away in the name of fighting drugs.

Fortunately however, NJ citizens are waking up! Our legislature must act quickly to drastically reduce the size of state government and make doing business in NJ more profitable for the small business person and individuals alike. Returning to business as normal is not an option.

What can the NJLP do to help? Absolutely nothing without YOU. Get involved! Run for office, write letters to the editor, join the party, donate, write for the newsletter, write for this website, or come up with your own way to help!  We are looking for candidates to run at all levels.

If you are not coming to our annual convention, contact us and let us know how you would like to help.