As we remember the 2012 November elections, Ohio Without Debt is happy to acknowledge that Sean Kalin Stipe is a Libertarian leader. Stipe needs no introduction Stipe. He's your former Libertarian candidate for Lorain City Council who led the fight for sunshine on local government activity. As your Libertarian Candidate for the 9th District in the U.S. Congress, Stipe fought to end the federal government's fraudulent social security scheme that forces tax victims to fund illegal wars, to eliminate the government's Federal Reserve corporation that also fleeces the pockets of U.S. wage earners, and to end Bush's wars in Iraq and Afghanistan that are continued by Obomb'em. Stipe also opposed his new wars in Libya, Yemen, Syria, Pakistan and soon Iran. George Washington and Andrew Jackson must be spinning in their graves over U.S.-powered British Empire!
District 9 was the Republican Party's so-called Tea Party faction's number one target in 2010. Two candidates, Schwartz and Jaffe, withdrew as the Libertarian candidate for District 9. Jaffe even phoned Libertarian Party members asking them to vote Republican. The Libertarian Party lost their opportunity to unseat the Demopublican monopoly on party poltics in District 9 due to such shenanigans that year. But Sean Kalin Stipe is a tried and true Libertarian Party member. He hadn't recently jumped sides from the GOP to the LP, so there was no Jaffe-ite risk of him dropping out. Stipe had been actively oppposing the Demopublican duopoly for five continuous years, perhaps longer, and he ran for District 9 to be a Libertarian voice for all Ohio tax victims. It's clear that growing numbers of voters across Ohio want Congress and the other alphabet soup of government agencies out of their pockets and off their backs, so it is no surprise that Libertarians are growing in popularity and gained big at the 2012 polls.
Stipe was joined by another Lorain County Libertarian Party defender of voters' pockets and individual rights -- Bob Sherwin, candidate for State Representative of House District 57 (the former District 58). Bob Sherwin works in local private industry and is a longtime antiwar activist, which is notable because war is draining Ohio's economy (see www.CostOfWar.com). Local antiwar activists supported Sherwin in addition to Libertarians in Huron County and Lorain County. Bob ran in District 57 to replace Republican State Rep. Boose , who's voting record continues to reward the power elite. Bob Sherwin is a Libertarian leader who has lived the American dream - working hard and sending his daughter to a private university rather than one subsidized by tax victims. In 2012, he ran for District 57 to keep the American dream alive for generations to come, to make sure that all Americans have access to a good private education and the productive jobs that come with it - by living within our means. However, only 5.5% of District 57 voters shared Bob's concern for our fiscal future.
Since 2010, Ohio Without Debt has highlighted local Libertarian candidates offered by the rising Libertaran Party of Ohio. The 2012 crop of Libertarian candidates may be their best year yet. No doubt many voters will realize that Republicans and Democrats are two sides of the same coin. They might also realize that electing local Libertarians will go a long way towards taking back America back from the corrupt Demopublican duopoly.