Saturday, February 10, 2018

Larry Sharpe, Libertarian Candidate for Governor of New York, Quits the Party's National Committee

Larry Sharpe for New York Facebook
Larry Sharpe

by Brian Doherty,

Larry Sharpe, who came in a close second in the vote for vice presidential nominee at the Libertarian Party's 2016 convention, was recently lauded by Politico as a "rarity...a serious Libertarian candidate" in his current race to be governor of New York. (Sharpe is also the subject of a feature interview in the February Reason, conducted by Matt Welch.)
Last week Sharpe resigned from his position as an alternate representative for region 8 on the Libertarian National Committee(LNC) after that committee failed to suspend its vice-chair, Arvin Vohra.
Vohra had generated a ton of social networking controversy for some remarks on Facebook. A sampling:
If a 14 year old has a kid, I would prefer the other person to be an adult, with a job....Statist Logic: "Teenagers cannot consent to sex." "It is totally okay to force teenagers into useless government schools against their wills." Government schools do a thousand timesmore damage to teenagers than consensually dating adults ever possibly could. Nonconsensual brainwashing masquerading as education is far more damaging than, for example, young marriage....
Should a man be allowed to have sex with another man? Only the two men in question should have a say. Should an adult be allowed to have sex with a teenager? Only the adult, the teenager, and their families/culture should have a say. There is no reason to bring government into it...
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