> In my view, he is an effective and credible speaker.
> He certainly looks the part of a Senator.
> His goal is to create another govt program: regulating,
> taxing, and distributing pot in the form of a nationalized
> govt monopoly. We'll have another DMV (Department
> of Marijuana Venality).
I didn't like this either. Still, he may be our best option.
I'm finding it hard to believe that this is the same Judge Gray i've come
to know and respect. However, I've spent a lot of one-on-one time
with him recently, so maybe my vision is clouded.
He's far from a single issue Libertarian, agreeing with us in principle
across the board, and supporting the LP Platform 100%.
As far as his ideas on legalization, he's in favor of legalization of
everything and getting the government 100% out of our choices
in medicine, vitamins, herbs and even recreational drugs.
That being said, he's practical and is more than willing to take
or effect changes for the better in the right direction. He's not
an incrementalist, per se; but is in favor of progress.
For example, if we can't get heroin 100% legalized tomorrow,
he'd still be happy to get it decriminalized Swiss style, as a
very good step in the right direction.
Judge Gray is in step with our feelings not only on drugs,
but on Socialized Medicine, Social Security, Privacy, Taxes,
Prostitution, Gay rights and Education. In fact, I can't think
of a single issue that he's not at least as principled on issues
as delegates I meet at conventions and activists I know.
Big picture, the man is a real Libertarian. He believes in
what we believe in a real, historical, legal and principled way.
He's as much of a Libertarian as the founders of this country
and yes even the founder of our party, David Nolan.
I know David quite well, talking to him on the phone nearly
every day. In fact, I had lunch with him Sunday, also joining
us, at my invitation were Clyde Cleveland, Gary Nolan and a
long list of activists and candidates. Every one in that room
feels that Jim is a Libertarian, through and through.
We also recognize that Jim is the only one that will get us
recognition and respect from the public and the News Media.
Gail is a nice lady, and she's worked hard and well in the past.
But, this is Jim's time to run, and our time to support him.
His success in the General Election is crucial to the success of
our other candidates and to the success of the LP.
Jim is the only one that can raise the millions of dollars it will
take to win on any level. He's the only one with the clout and
the credibility to get the endorsements and support needed for
our success, not to mention his as our candidate for Senate.
I can tell you, I do like Jim Personally a lot and have donated
money and time to his campaign. I can also say that he's supported
me as well.
San Francisco needs Jim Gray as a Libertarian Senate Candidate.
What questions can he answer or statements can he make to
reassure you that he's truly a principled Libertarian?
LP Candidate for US Congress