2012 Libertarian Presidential Hopeful ROOT Charges “Government Gone Wild!”
Will police pull over drivers in America for “Driving while Libertarian or Conservative?”
Las Vegas, NV–March 24, 2009-As the 2008 Libertarian Vice Presidential nominee, as well as 2012 Libertarian Presidential hopeful Wayne Allyn Root, has been on the record in more than a thousand media interviews as concerned that our government has grown too big, too powerful, too corrupt, too controlling over the people. Now comes the strongest proof yet that Root's concerns are valid: a report prepared by a Department of Homeland Security-related organization that has warned law enforcement that anyone supporting third party candidates such as Wayne Root's Libertarian Party, the Bob Barr/Wayne Root Presidential ticket, or Ron Paul's Republican candidacy could be a terrorist, militia member or involved in criminal activities. The report also included anti-abortion activists on that warning list. This warning was issued to Missouri law enforcement officials by the Missouri Information Analysis Center (MIAC), one of 58 so-called “fusion centers” created by the Department of Homeland Security.
Root responded to this ridiculous, absurd and dangerous claim, “Government officials are already backtracking and running for cover on this idiotic, ignorant and dangerous warning to law enforcement. Ironically, it is more proof that we have given far too much power to government. You mean we've actually gotten to the point where if any political party challenges the powerful 2-party system (of Democrats and Republicans), government bureaucrats to protect their power, jobs, patronage, and bloated pensions, are now willing to label that group as criminals or terrorists? This is truly proof of Big Brother and the Nanny State gone wild. What's next? Government run re-education camps?”
Root, the author of the soon-to-be-released new book, “The Conscience of a Libertarian” points out that in many national political polls as much as 20% of Americans identify themselves as libertarian, while over 40% of voters agree that they are fiscally conservative and socially tolerant, otherwise known as libertarian. “Does government now consider those millions of voters all criminals or terrorists?” asks Root. “Is any form of dissent or disagreement with government policy now labeled as 'terrorist activity.' Is this America or the Soviet gulag? Are police now going to pull over drivers in America for the crime of 'driving while Libertarian or Conservative?' I think that all good Americans will agree that our government and law enforcement has gone too far with this warning.”
Root points out his own record, “Last I checked, I was a true-blue, All-American patriot. I'm the son of a butcher, a self-made small business owner, home-school dad and Citizen Politician in the image of our founding fathers. I'm even married to a descendent of Benjamin Franklin and Richard Warren (who arrived in America on the Mayflower). I've never been in trouble a day in my life- I haven't gotten even a parking or speeding ticket in the past decade or two. I support law enforcement and our men and women in the armed services. And somehow I don't think I'd be allowed in the militia movement- since I'm a proud Jewish American."
Root continued, "Last I checked, to fight for smaller government, lower taxes, less government spending, more rights for the individual, and more freedom is as All-American as apple pie and motherhood. More importantly, those principles are what America was founded on…those principles are the reasons we fought the America Revolution…those principles are the reason our founding fathers created our Constitution. Somehow today our politicians, government bureaucrats and even some law enforcement leaders have obviously lost their way and forgotten what America is all about. I will continue to fight to remind them.”