Libertarian Youth’s recent post about , Libertarian candidate for Texas Congressional District 23 ( ), makes me wonder if the Libertarian Party should start screening these guys out. This wacko has taken the de facto Republican Party campaign stance on every issue and has somehow decided that makes him a Libertarian. He either has no clue what the word libertarian means or he is whoring for votes. Take your pick.
Update by Stephen VanDyke: If you actually go to voteperez.com, you’ll be greeted by the theme song to Bonanza, loads of broken images, and some one-liners on religion that make me believe the guy is more in line with the Constitution Party platform. Yet his economic views seem more in line with socialism (“Ruben Perez proposes to work with other lawmakers in order to help control the oil and gasoline prices for truck drivers, farmers and all consumers”).
Frankly it seems that someone in the TX LP needs to wake up and smell the coffee on this guy tomorrow and send him packing.
Another Update by Stephen VanDyke:: An eagle-eyed reader emailed and pointed out that Perez has filed for District 23 before, apparently after he didn’t catch anyone’s attention from his 2004 presidential bid (and I thought Mike Badnarik was a dark horse). Also, some tasty reponses to the project vote smart survey paints this guy to be a big government spender and otherwise being clueless about libertarianism (he even fills out the optional “other” fields, which makes it a joy to read). But my favorite item:
I am against read mail of americans citizens , plus e.mail, tap phones, conduct random searches, because we have a United States constitutions for protection against enemys.