“As Libertarians, we seek a world of liberty; a world in which all individuals are sovereign over their own lives and no one is forced to sacrifice his or her values for the benefit of others. We believe that respect for individual rights is the essential precondition for a free and prosperous world, that force and fraud must be banished from human relationships, and that only through freedom can peace and prosperity be realized. Consequently, we defend each person’s right to engage in any activity that is peaceful and honest, and welcome the diversity that freedom brings. The world we seek to build is one where individuals are free to follow their own dreams in their own ways, without interference from government or any authoritarian power. Our goal is nothing more nor less than a world set free in our lifetime, and it is to this end that we take these stands.”
LEGALIZING OR DECRIMINALIZING MARIJUANA VIA ABROGATE MICHIGAN 1. Whereas, the ballot initiative crafted by Dana Carver and her treasurer Timothy Locke to either legalize or decriminalize marijuana and to abrogate the War on Marijuana is the most libertarian referendum offered on the ballot for November 2018; 2. Whereas, the Let’s Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol initiative is not even remotely libertarian and will create tax and regulatory bodies, will NOT end the marijuana arrests given by law enforcement who are looking to put individuals into cages, and choose who can grow marijuana legally, thus creating a tax-and-regulate environment for the people who use marijuana recreationally and medicinally throughout the State of Michigan; 3. Whereas, the language of the Abrogate Michigan ballot initiative is the MOST libertarian language to be on the ballot. 4. Whereas, the most sensible option for Michiganders who want marijuana without any criminal and legal penalties aimed at them. Be it resolved that the Libertarians of Macomb County will support the petition put out by Dana Carver and Timothy Locke via their group Abrogate Michigan and bring an end to the War on Marijuana via legalization or decriminalization of the substance as a first step to end the abominable War on Drugs, which will restore Michigan’s old constitutional government.