Libertarian's Common Sense, Pro-Freedom Agenda for Governor

RECEIVED Tue., July 18, 2006

Dear Editor,
    The Chronicle implies that my Libertarian candidacy for governor will “drain votes” exclusively from Rick Perry's right (“Point Austin,” News, July 14). I beg to differ.
    I am the only candidate for governor of Texas who advocates ending the cruel and destructive “war on drugs.” I am the only candidate who proposes ending state-sponsored discrimination against gays. I am the only candidate who wishes to open our nation's borders to all law-abiding immigrants who wish to work. These are hardly “right-wing” positions.
    It is certainly true that I am a fiscal conservative as well. My common sense, pro-freedom agenda, however, transcends the tired labels of “right” and “left,” and places me squarely in the realm of moderation. My candidacy will draw votes from Rick Perry among all Texans who are disgusted with the status quo.
James Werner
Libertarian candidate for governor
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