Libertarian Party of Rhode Island to gubernatorial candidates: “Thanks, but no Thanks”

Press release emailed to contact.ipr@gmail.com:

Rhode Island Libertarians withhold support for gubernatorial candidates

At The Libertarian Party of Rhode Island’s recent convention they passed a motion declining to support any candidates running for governor in Rhode Island.

LPRI believes in smaller government through less taxes and more personal freedom. After reviewing each of the candidate’s positions they feel that no candidate meets those requirements.

“Rhode Island needs a governor who will not intrude into our personal lives,” says Brian Stack, vice-chairman for LPRI. None of the candidates on the ballot are committed to both lowering taxes and giving the people back their civil liberties.

LPRI believes that in this current economic situation raising taxes will not boost the economy and may lead to an increase in Rhode Island’s unemployment rate which is already one of the highest in the country.

The Party is also weary of many of the candidate’s stances regarding protecting civil liberties and ensuring equality for all people in the state.

To find out more about the Libertarian Party of Rhode Island visit their website at www.lpri.us

8 thoughts on “Libertarian Party of Rhode Island to gubernatorial candidates: “Thanks, but no Thanks”

  1. Starchild

    If none of the candidates on the ballot are good on both sides of the libertarian equation — civil liberties and economic freedom — then the Rhode Island Libertarian Party did exactly the right thing.
    Kudos to Brian Stack and the other Rhode Island libertarians for demanding a commitment to freedom across the board!

  2. Be Rational

    The Party is also * “weary” * of many of the candidate’s stances regarding protecting civil liberties and ensuring equality for all people in the state.

    ???

    “wary”

    “leary”

    ???

  3. paulie Post author

    Dictionary.com says

    wea·ry
    ? ?/?w??ri/ Show Spelled [weer-ee] Show IPA adjective, -ri·er, -ri·est, verb, -ried, -ry·ing.
    –adjective
    1.
    physically or mentally exhausted by hard work, exertion, strain, etc.; fatigued; tired: weary eyes; a weary brain.
    2.
    characterized by or causing fatigue: a weary journey.
    3.
    impatient or dissatisfied with something (often fol. by of ): weary of excuses.
    4.
    characterized by or causing impatience or dissatisfaction; tedious; irksome: a weary wait.

  4. Be Rational

    Paulie,

    There would be little reason to be tired of something that is presented as a positive. Connotatively we can recognize that the wrong word was chosen.

    It is quite likley that the LPRI meant that they were “wary” or “leary” which would imply that they are “doubtful, worried, distrustful” of the positive statements of these same candidates. It was possibly just a typographical misspelling, but could indicate confusion as to meaning of the word “weary,” or could derive from pronunciation issues.

  5. paulie Post author

    Possibly, but I think #3 may fit: impatient or dissatisfied with something (often fol. by of ): weary of excuses.

    IE, they are [dissatisfied with] many of the candidate’s [weak] stances regarding protecting civil liberties and ensuring equality for all people in the state.

    However, I just noticed another mistake there:

    many of the candidate’s

  6. Be Rational

    candidates’

    This one is a more common and understandable mistake.

    We all need good editors and proof readers.

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