VP Hopeful Veers Right, & Left

VP Hopeful Veers Right, & Left

Libertarian Spike Cohen pitches veep candidacy at Westville stop. Spike Cohen may be this year’s only candidate for national office to attend Black Lives Matter, gun rights, and anti-lockdown rallies. He supports all three movements. Cohen explained why in an interview stop in Westville, en route to an event at Ogies Trailer Park in Providence, on an East Coast swing in his campaign for vice-president on the Libertarian Party ticket. He and Libertarian presidential candidate Jo Jorgenson will have their names on all 50 states’ ballots on Nov. 3. Plus D.C.’s and Guam’s. Reflecting the libertarian creed’s tendency to defy conventional categorizations of left and right, Cohen said he supports the BLM, Second Amendment, and anti-lockdown causes for the same reason. “Government is imposing itself upon all of us, especially the most marginalized among us, and making our lives harder for no good reason,” he argued. “When we end police brutality, when we end the war on guns, when we end the war on drugs, and when we allow the American people to be empowered to do the things they want to do, we live better lives. We live more prosperous lives. We live more equitable lives. We do that by getting the government and their cronies out of lives and taking our power back.” “The problems we are facing because the Republicans and the Democrats, in their exclusive control of every lever of power in government for the last 160 years, have used that power to take your […]

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