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Dear Editor:

A 2015 Gallup poll found that six in 10 American voters agree that a third major political party is needed to improve the state of politics. If you are one of the many American voters looking for other options, please consider Gary Johnson, his running mate Bill Weld, and the Libertarian Party in 2016.

For the purposes of brevity, the Libertarian Party platform can best be summarized by the following two-part axiom: 1) Individuals are free to make choices without asking for permission from the state; and 2) as long as those choices do not infringe upon the rights of others, an individual's rights to life, liberty, and property cannot be negated by the government.

This means the freedom to choose how we spend our money without excessive taxation, freedom to choose who we can marry, freedom to choose what firearms we can purchase, freedom to choose what substances we consume, and freedom to engage in voluntary exchanges with others without interference from an intrusive nanny state.

If you are interested in learning more about Johnson, Weld and the Libertarian Party, please join the Delta County Libertarian Party on Oct. 8 at CB's Tavern. Starting at 3 p.m., the group will host a meet-and-greet and town hall discussion, where they will share information about the party platform. Representation from the Gary Johnson's Colorado campaign will be present to answer questions about the LP ticket.

Libertarian Senatorial candidate Lily Tang-Williams will be featured as a special guest speaker. Williams will share her unique journey from growing up in Mao's China to migrating to the United States to seek a better life.

The Oct. 8 event is free to the public and light snacks and beverages will be available. More information is available at www.facebook.com/LPCODeltaCo.

Jay Stooksberry
Libertarian Party of Delta County

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