State Representative
18TH DISTRICT

HERB BOOTH
Libertarian

OCCUPATION: Carpenter.

OCCUPATIONAL BACKGROUND: Merchant Seaman; Street Musician; Farm Worker; Auto mechanic; Railroad Track Laborer; Teacher of English as a Foreign Language; Dishwasher.

EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND: A.B., Teaching of Social Studies, University of Illinois; M.S., Linguistics, Illinois Institute of Technology.

PRIOR GOVERNMENTAL EXPERIENCE: U.S. Army Reserve; Public School Social Studies Teacher; One of the founders of the Libertarian Party of Illinois and the Libertarian Party of the U.S. in 1972; Jury Duty.

Our biggest problem is what I call state corporatism; our elected officers displace responsibility by setting up ever more and larger bureaucracies that seem to grow of themselves and lose touch with the people. We of the Libertarian Party dissent from this mode of governance. We think all government should be judged by individual rights, freedom and responsibility. If you agree, VOTE LIBERTARIAN.

The best short statement of libertarian principles I know of is by Chief Joseph (about 1840-1904), of the Nez Perce: "Let me be a free man: free to travel, free to stop, free to work, free to trade where I choose, free to choose my own teachers, free to follow the teachings of my forebears, free to think and talk and do for myself; and I will obey every law or submit to the penalty." [ChiefJoseph'sOwnStory, 1925]

Joseph's advice is good. We should start taking it, with respect to Joseph's people and other indigenous peoples, their folklands and their sovereign rights. Likewise, among ourselves we should build down our pyramid of class colonialism and tax-wage serfdom.

Our party's goal is to have the LOWEST-TAXED WORKERS ON THE PLANET. VOTE LIBERTARIAN.

As Jesse Jackson, Jr. said, "Dan Rostenkowski showed us how it's done: you put him in young; you keep him there til he's old, and he brings home the bacon." [OPB, AllThingsConsidered, election eve, NOV 1996] Rep. Jackson's bacon is your tax money. Save your bacon. VOTE LIBERTARIAN.

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(This information furnished by Herb Booth.)

Herb Booth has not agreed to limit campaign expenditures for this General Election under ORS 260.180.

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