New Jersey Libertarian Party

The Party of Principle

Candidate Questionnaire

Have a desire to run for public office? Those who run for office make a significant difference and contribution toward a freer New Jersey and United States. The New Jersey Libertarian Party is committed to filling the ballot with liberty-minded individuals like you, to help hold our public officials accountable.

You do not need to win an election to make a difference. Simply by having your name on the ballot will make a difference and help influence others in the Libertarian philosophy.

Having our nomination is a requirement to run under the Libertarian Party banner. The below questionnaire will help us during the nominating process.

Your Name
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Your Email
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City of Residence
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What public office do you want to run for?
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There should be no government subsidies or special tax breaks that benefit specific companies or industries.
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Health care and education are products/services, and therefore should properly be provided by the private sector, where choice and competition provide the best quality at the best cost.
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Saving for retirement should properly be done in the private sector, which gives the individual control and ownership of their retirement savings.
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There should be no laws preventing adults from engaging in activities such as drug use, paid consensual sex, or gambling—as long as the person does not violate the rights of others in doing so.
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Private charity is a better vehicle than government welfare programs for helping individuals and families in need.
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The government should not interfere with the individual right of a law-abiding person to legally keep and bear arms.
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Civil asset forfeiture, which allows private property to be seized by government without evidence or proof of a crime, must be eliminated.
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Eminent domain abuse, which allows private property to be taken without the consent of the owner, must be eliminated.
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The prescribed role of government should be to protect the rights of every individual including the right to life, liberty and property.
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The foreign policy of the United States should be limited to the maintenance of a sufficient military to defend the United States against aggression. The United States should both avoid entangling alliances and abandon its attempts to act as policeman for the world.
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End government barriers to international free trade.
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What key issues would you like to highlight in your campaign?
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Tell us some personal stuff about you?
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How many years have you lived in NJ?
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Which aspects of the NJLP Platform might you disagree with?
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Do you have a criminal record or any skeletons in your closet that would embarrass the party and yourself if brought to light during the campaign?
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Do you agree with and understand our "Non-initiation of Force" pledge? (see article by Mary Ruwart)
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What kind of candidate commitment do you offer? Our bylaws specify three levels of committment: Trademark, Impact and Challenge.
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Anything else you would like to add?
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