Meet Mike Munger, Libertarian for NC House 34

This is the first in a series of interviews of Libertarians who’ll be on the ballot in Wake County. We’re starting with those running for the General Assembly.

Mike Munger is the Libertarian candidate for North Carolina House of Representatives in District 34.

Mike grew up on an orange farm in rural central Florida. He graduated from Davidson College in 1980 and has lived in North Carolina for most of his life.

Dr. Munger, Mike, is director of undergraduate studies and professor of political science at Duke University. He also directs Duke’s philosophy, politics, and economics certificate program. And he’s a noted author and lecturer. He’s been at Duke for 23 years.

Mike was the Libertarian candidate for governor in 2008 in that race it accomplished two first: he was the first so-called third party candidate to appear in a televised debate. Second, he got three percent of the vote, making the Libertarian Party the first new party to retain ballot access via the ballot.


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If We Want Peace, We Must Work for Justice

by David Ulmer
WakeLP Chair

George Floyd was murdered. Whether or not he committed a crime doesn’t excuse the murder. People have a right to protest that crime and demand justice. The fact that some people may commit vandalism and loot doesn’t cancel out the right to protest.

America still has a race problem. We’ve come a long way in race relations, but systemic, institutional racism still exists. All men and women are created equal, but they’re still not treated that way by the justice system.

All your freedoms, all the time is more than a slogan. It is a promise – and a responsibility.

Before African Americans can begin to heal, their outrage extinguished, and they no longer need to protest time and again, we must radically overhaul the criminal justice system. We must listen to them with open minds and hearts. We must understand the despair. Their healing is our healing.

Those who enforce the law aren’t above it. Hold police officers fully accountable for their actions. End qualified immunity.

Abolish laws that criminalize what people consume or what they do with their bodies. End laws that criminalize the economic activity of poor people because the government isn't getting a cut of the money.

These steps are just a start. Groups like Campaign Zero and Raleigh PACT have some good ideas. Let’s talk about them.

We all want peace. So, we all must work for justice.

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Libertarians Nominate Jo Jorgensen for President

In a historic virtual presidential nominating convention, Libertarian Party delegates from 50 states and the District of Columbia nominated Dr. Jo Jorgensen for President of the United States Saturday evening.

“I’m glad that the voters will finally have a real choice because the non-choice between Trump and Biden is still an option between big government and more big government,” said Jorgensen. “The volunteers are already pouring in, and it looks like it will be the most massive volunteer effort that the LP has ever seen. It is really growing from the grassroots.”

Jorgensen holds a doctorate in industrial/organizational psychology from Clemson University, where she teaches. A native of Grayslake, Ill., Jorgensen is a wife, mother, and grandmother currently living in Greenville, S.C.

She ran for South Carolina’s 4th Congressional District in 1992. After a statewide televised debate with her Democratic and Republican opponents, Dr. Jorgensen’s debate performance was widely praised in the media, and the Greenville News referred to her as “a rose between two thorns.”

In 1996, she was the Libertarian candidate for vice president.

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