Information is now surfacing from various sources, that Republican nominee for US Senate from Delaware Christine O'Donnell holds a moderately libertarian stance on the War on Drugs.
O'Donnell was a guest speaker at a monthly meeting of the pro-legalization Kent County Libertarian Party in Dover back in June.
From the Kent County Libertarian Party press release, June 20:
The turnout at the Kent County Libertarian Party meeting for June grew from our May total of around 20 people to more than 30... Much of the meeting's agenda was booked up with Guest Speakers...According to Will McVay, Chairman of the Kent County Libertarian Party, O'Donnell was asked specifically during Q&A about issue of drug legalization. She said:
Christine O'Donnell, a candidate for the Republican nomination to the US Senate was also present and offered her views on the current state of our country and the steps she believes are necessary to remedy them. While she was eager to appeal to those in attendance currently registered in the Republican Party, she was also respectful of the Libertarian Party's candidate for US Senate, Jim Rash.
"Drug policy should be decided at the state level, not the federal level."McVay also stated that she "did not shy away from the libertarian label."
Reached for a comment by Libertarian Republican, Mike Meno, Communications Director for the Marijuana Policy Project, was pleasantly surprised to learn that O'Donnell had spoken to the Libertarians and advocated drug war reform:
"Millions of Americans across the political spectrum -- from the progressive left to the libertarian right -- know that federal marijuana prohibition has been an absolutely disastrous policy failure, and that a change is needed. Because it involves matters regarding civil liberties, states rights and personal choice, this issue seems particularly appealing to those who identify as libertarians. Under the Obama administration, most Democrats have been reluctant to embrace this issue -- and this has created a window of opportunity for any Republicans with the courage to do so."Libertarian Republican has since learned from another source, that O'Donnell went on record in firm oppositition to the war on drugs with at least one other well-known libertarian organization.
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