Save our small step toward Liberty – Libertarians call on Delegate Norton to oppose Harris amendment

16 Jul

Libertarians around the country (and globe) have different positions on DC statehood.


One argument for DC statehood is that DC is akin to an Indian reservation, managed by the federal government, and dependent on it, without statehood.

Without statehood many DC families have a member who falls victim to the drug war, which DC left to its own devices would begin to end.
Marijuana becomes decriminalized in DC, somewhat, tonight, by an imperfect city council measure that decriminalizes small amounts of marijuana possession.  An initiative on the ballot in November, Initiative 71, would decriminalize a larger amount, as well as personal possession of up to 3 plants.

But Maryland Congressman Andy Harris has offered an amendment to the Financial Services Appropriation bill voted on today to overturn that. Harris’s amendment to the Financial Services Appropriation Bill comes to the floor for a vote today.

Delegate Norton should offer an amendment to eliminate his amendment interfering with DC’s autonomy.

If she can’t do that, what good is the DC Democratic Party? 


This is why the D.C. Libertarian Party is recruiting and running a full slate of candidates, to offer an alternative the DC’s one party state and protect the autonomy of DC residents.

You can contact Delegate Norton at one of her 3 Congressional offices

Capitol Hill Office

2136 Rayburn HOB
WashingtonDC 20515
phone: (202) 225-8050
fax: 202) 225-3002
hours: M-F 9-5:30pm

Main District Office

90 K Street, NE
Suite 100
WashingtonDC 20001
phone: (202) 408-9041
fax: (202) 408-9048
hours: M-F 9-5:30pm

S.E. District Office

2041 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave., S.E.
Suite 238
WashingtonDC 20020
phone: (202) 678-8900
fax: (202) 678-8844
hours: M-F 9-5:30pm

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