I joined the Libertarian party in 2012 when I finally realized that the Republican Party was not looking to protect its citizens from the government, but rather protect the government from its citizens. Dr. Ron Paul was my inspiration and watching how his ideas of liberty were silenced is what stirred me to take action. This is why I joined a group of people interested in these ideas of freedom and liberty. These were not just campaign slogans, these were foundational concepts. Libertarianism.
The Libertarian party was created in 1971 by people who realized that politicians had strayed from America’s original libertarian foundation, with disastrous results. The new party’s vision was the same as that of America’s founders – a society where individuals are free to follow their own dreams in their own ways – with “liberty and justice for all.”
My platform is very much aligned with the National’s Libertarian Party platform which is based on the moral principle of self-ownership. I accept as true that each individual has the right to control his or her own body, actions, speech, and property. That government’s only role should be to help individuals defend themselves from force or fraud. That includes all people including the unborn, born, or the elderly; the poor, middle-class, or rich; of all kinds of races; or US citizen or someone from another country. Each deserves protection from force or fraud. The government has no role in making laws for a special class of citizen.
Most people deal with each other on the premise of mutual respect. You don’t threaten your neighbors with fines or jail because they make choices that are different from yours. We should hold our government to the same standard.
I respect your rights as a unique and competent individual. I want a system that allows all people to choose what they want from life and that lets us live, work, play, and dream our own way.
I will defend and work for you, and every person, to have the:
I try to be practical in all matters. I know that I can’t make the world perfect. But it can be better. I and fellow Libertarians will keep working to create a better, freer society for everyone.
Join me today. Volunteer to walk your neighborhood with door hangers, put a yard sign, or a bump sticker on your car. Please talk with your family and friends and encourage them to vote for me.
Howard Lincoln Kearney, born 1959, current resident of Mandeville, LA, St. Tammany Parish since 1994. Previously lived in San Antonio, Texas. Raised as a “military-brat” where my parents retired from military duty.
Why I am running
"...with Liberty and Justice for all."
Have you pondered on these words? I have. And for some reason more recently than before.
Nearly every school child has been brought up to say these words from our "Pledge of Allegiance".
We speak these words in public meetings, at government gatherings, and even special occasions.
But today it seems these words have as much impact as when we walk past someone and say "Hello, how are you doing", or "bless you" when someone sneezes. We really don't want to know how someone is doing; nor do we really mean to call upon God of the eternals to bless someone for a sneeze to prevent a further downfall in their health. They are empty phrases we seem to say every day.
Where have our liberties gone? Where has justice gone? I suggest that without liberty there can be no justice and without justice you have no liberties. You can’t break these two concepts apart. These words are important and the meaning behind them is critical.
My goal here today is to gain your support for my candidacy as US Representative, Louisiana District 1.
I have met the incumbent only once and he appears to be a nice man, but I don’t really know him personally. Everyone I've met says he is a nice man. However, I have met his party; you have met his party, and we are all feeling those encounters every day. From constant compromises of gun-control, pro-life, pro-liberty, and pro-economic issues to flat out caving in on their constitutional oath or even this simple pledge of allegiance. We have suffered from their failed “war on drugs” and how it has ruined so many lives and created a pipeline of school to prison; especially on the poor. Regardless how I feel about drug usage or abuse, one thing is certain; it is a health issue not a criminal issue.
I want our country to live in peace. Peace with each other and peace with other nations. It concerns me greatly that we have been at war for over 70 years we have over 170 military bases around the world. Very few of us know what it is like to live in a country not at war. Congress has failed in its Constitutional duty to ensure only they can declare war. Rather, they’ve given that power to the President. I want to change that.
I want the liberty to purchase milk from a farmer if I choose and to pay a fair price not controlled by the government. I want to get a haircut from anyone I desire and I don’t care if they have a government issued license to do business. I can go on to tell you all the legislative regulations that strip away our freedoms, bit by bit; but I believe you understand where we are all heading: Socialism.
We understand the problems but what are the solutions? I believe we Libertarians have those solutions. One of the first solutions is to provide opportunities for people to vote for libertarians into office, from local to national. We need to provide people that option. And today I am announcing that option.
Some will say that I have no chance to win; that I'll only be a paper-candidate. I say not true. I am running to win. Given the opportunity I will go wherever invited to speak for the cause of Liberty. To remind people that they have an option; they can choose liberty or the continued erosion of their liberties. Re-introducing the concepts of liberty is always a win.
So today, I ask you to join me in this struggle to regain our liberties. I need your support not only in votes, but in volunteering your time as well as financial support. There is a link to donate above. Please call or email me or visit with me in person and let’s discuss how together we can bring back "liberty and justice for all."
In order to spread the message of "Liberty and Justice for All" it will take many things. Certainly word of mouth is important. Sharing with friend and family is still one of the best ways to get the word out. But after friends and family is reached, what's next? Well the next is donations. These donations are used to create advertising and other materials such as bumper stickers, yard signs, push cards, and buttons. Something tangible that someone can see and touch.
A few days ago I have been looking at adverstising options of news papers, radio, and billboards and trying to see how to budget for these items. And the costs are well, a bit high. Even advertising on Facebook is certainly not free.
Maybe you've never given to a campaign before and are afraid of 'wasting money'. I can understand that! But I am asking you to trust me that I will use these resources in the most effective ways possible to get this message out: Government is too big in all areas of our lives. We and the future generations are being enslaved by politicians who think they can run our lives (and our neighbors lives) better.
Thanks for donating for Liberty and Justice for All.