Libertarian Party Politics

Two Pennsylvania Libertarians Seek County Offices

Pennsylvania Libertarians Edward Clifford and Matt Wallace are running for Delaware County Council and Sheriff respectively. Should they win, they would add to the nine already elected Libertarians in the state.

Clifford ran for U.S. Senate in 2016 on a platform of rolling back legislation, eliminating the minimum wage and a non-interventionist foreign policy. “These regulations create barriers to entry into markets for individuals and small business to offer goods and services which prevents people from creating jobs,” stated in an interview.

The Senate candidate also tossed around the idea of completely abolishing the government and the constitution because “It’s very clear that the federal government doesn’t pay any mind to it anyway. They do what they want regardless.”

Wallace is currently the treasurer of the Libertarian Party of Pennsylvania and a leader in the “Fight For Zero” movement that opposes minimum wage laws. The Sheriff candidate also opposes the War on Drugs which he sees that “the system does not forgive or forget.”

Since joining the Libertarian Party in 2016 (after discovering Gary Johnson as a disaffected Bernie Sanders supporter), Luke Henderson has been active in the liberty movement through journalism, and political activism. At the beginning of 2017, Luke had his first piece of writing published by Being Libertarian and quickly became a contributor to the libertarian news site, The Libertarian Vindicator. Through the Vindicator, Luke discovered his passion for addressing critics of the philosophy and bringing together different factions of liberty lovers which compelled him to become an editor for The Libertarian Coalition, a forum dedicated to an open-minded discussion of libertarian ideas from all walks. After many guest contributions to Being Libertarian, Luke was asked to join the website as a contributor, where he writes his column Scoring For Liberty, which discusses sports, politics, and economics from a libertarian lens, and his Educator series that seeks to strengthen libertarian’s understanding of educational techniques and policy to better arguments against public education. Luke is one of the District 1 Executive Committeemen for the Missouri Libertarian party, and the founder of the Missouri Chapter of the Libertarian Positivity Caucus. Outside of politics, Luke is a paraprofessional for the Special School District of St. Louis, a musician, composer, and a loving husband and father.

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