Michael Heise of the Libertarian Party Mises Caucus tells Scott about his work in his hometown to decriminalize marijuana. He describes the struggles trying to appeal to an overwhelmingly liberal populace and city council, but also the ways he’s been able to make the libertarian message appeal to them on grounds of social justice and personal freedoms. Heise says that on the national scene libertarians can’t be content to just be the vaguely centrist, moderate “third option”; the party needs to try to wake people up to the radical message of liberty the way Ron Paul did during his presidential campaigns.
Discussed on the show:
- “Norristown Council votes to advertise marijuana decriminalization ordinance” (The Times Herald)
- Keystone Cannabis Coalition
- “The Case for Radical Idealism” (The Mises Institute)
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