That's right. Martin and Justin get a chance to interview the Libertarian party's VP candidate, Wayne Root. This interview takes place very soon (48 hours from this post), so post your questions in this thread NOW! The mandate handed down to us by The Amigos is to go "above." We have managed some time with Wayne Root, who is the author of several books on American politics. He's also an articulate man who can say what he means. Martin and I are taking advantage of a very lucky shot in the dark. We didn't use a PR firm to get this one. We resorted to good old fashioned detective work, and "weaseling."
What actions would the Libertarian Party to improve the US ecomony?
Root supports smaller government, reduced spending, reduced entitlements, reduced bureaucracy, dramatically lower taxes and more freedom for the individual. In the area of education, he supports more parental control, more emphasis on school choice (moving education to the state and local level), and increased competition through vouchers. Root and his wife choose to home-school their children.
He is also a strong supporter of gun rights for the individual. He believes that the two major parties both bribe the electorate to achieve power- thereby spending America and our children and grandchildren into bankruptcy. He is a fiscal conservative in the mode of his heroes Ronald Reagan and Barry Goldwater.
He is socially tolerant, believing that most social issues should be determined on the state and local level. Root holds that "the Iraq war is a disaster." He states the answer is to "use the success of the surge to declare victory and make plans to get out of Iraq as soon as reasonably possible." He also questions Central Intelligence Agency information on Iran, would use "any diplomatic means," including the United Nations, in order to "avoid another war.
Root graduated as Valedictorian from his high school, then graduated from Columbia University in 1983 as a Political Science major (in the same class as Democratic presidential contender Barack Obama). en.wikipedia.org...
Posted by Justin-Case
In-terest-ing. We must not have very many Libertarians on ATS. Otherwise, they might have jumped at this chance to ask questions. Looks like we may have learned something here. Even so, I am glad that we've got a shot at this interview...which will happen in just a few hours
Posted by Justin-Case
We've just finished our interview with Libertarian VP candidate Wayne Root, and it was good! You'll be able to hear this next week.