Press release: New choice for 42nd House District voters
For immediate release
A man on a mission: Separating fact from fiction and ending the myths so focus can be on the issues
Howell, Mich.–James Lewis is a man on a mission; a mission to show voters that there really is another way, and it’s much more of a reality than they’ve been led to believe.
We know, you’ve heard this song and dance before, circa 2008, right? “Change you can believe in”. The change you were promised in the last presidential election turned out to be more of the same.
James Lewis has a message about change, too. He wants to change your mind about the two-party system. He wants to change your mind about “wasted votes”. He wants to change your perception about being in the “I’m the only one who is sick of this” frame of mind.
Lifelong Democratic and GOP voters who’ve grown weary and disgusted with the politics of power preservation are demanding more from our system and it’s falling on deaf ears in the media and bouncing off the walls of our legislators’ offices. Now a new generation of voters is saying the game is rigged and slink away, resigned to the idea that there’s nothing they can do about it.
Frustrated by the direction the state is headed, down a path paved by the two-party steamroller, everyday people start to imagine another alternative. Could a third party candidate be the answer? James Lewis wants you to know that the answer to that question is a resounding “yes”!
The majority of our citizens view the political process, societal evolution, and economy in very similar ways. The majority of our citizens have figured out that the GOP and the Democrats have had their way, and the private citizen loses while the politicos go home with all of the spoils. The majority of citizens know that the politicians they’ve trusted and aligned themselves with aren’t looking out for them and aren’t doing what the voter wants. In the gut of each voter, they know they’re being lied to, but they also sense that there’s another way.
James Lewis describes himself as a 21st Century Libertarian. He doesn’t lecture about Austrian economics to a person wanting to discuss free markets. He doesn’t liter the streets with pamphlets and propaganda about “Big Brother”. He’s a regular guy with an extraordinary story, who wants to change the direction of our state.
A 21st Century Libertarian is eager to discuss ideas, not preach and pontificate. “Please, sit down. Let’s talk about why I believe that we’re headed in the wrong direction. We’ll have a discussion, not a lecture. You tell me your ideas, and I’ll tell you mine – then we’ll see where we are after listening to one another”, says Lewis.
It isn’t a coincidence that Libertarians have historically been seen as a fringe movement. Today’s Libertarian is not someone who raises apocalyptic analogies or makes references to authoritarianism when asked about his or her views on civil liberties.
For those who are looking for clarity about the complex issues modern society faces socially, James enthusiastically embraces that discussion as well. “ We sit down, I listen to the question, and then I answer. I let the person finish and I explain to them why I believe it is not the role of government to regulate our personal choices, and the importance of the separation of church and state. I also tell them in the 21st century, we also need a ‘separation of people and state’.
I realized years ago that it’s the ‘fringe elements’ that garner all the press time. The Republican and Democrat parties both have them – and this also applies to the Libertarian Party. Unfortunately, the major parties have had relative carte blanche for four decades to highlight only anyone in our party they deem as ‘out of the norm’, but thankfully, that is starting to change because the voter is becoming more aware.”
Today’s Libertarian is a person who demands more of their elected officials. Today’s Libertarian is someone who understands that the citizen is in the drivers’ seat, not the political party. Today’s Libertarian isn’t willing to allow an unchecked government to absorb our finances and our freedoms.
Today’s Libertarian is concerned about our economy and security, knowing that just as a household has to balance the books at the end of the month, the government does as well.
They understand that the individual is created with an incalculable potential for success and achievement. They understand that each person can make their own way, but need the freedom to clear that path for themselves.
“The People of Michigan deserve to see that there are libertarians who want to offer solutions. The People need to know that we can combat the division that the two parties have created in our state. They deserve to have elected officials who are held accountable for their legislation.
They have the right to have representatives who do not believe the solution to overspending, mismanagement of funds is not to simply go back to the well (the tax payer’s wallets) and simply take more.
They deserve to live their lives and conduct their businesses without the government getting in the way of their success. They deserve the opportunity to realize the thrill of risk and reward. It is the role of the government to be responsible — fiscally and ethically. It is duty of the government to stay out of people’s way.
Lewis says, "A 21st Century Libertarian, Today’s Libertarian, is a person who is dedicated to the essential task of returning the voice of the People to the People’s House. Not some people, not lobbyists… the actual people, all people. And this is why I am proud to say I am a 21st century libertarian.”