Bennett Rutledge

Libertarian Candidate for


District 16


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Campaign Theme:

Reclaim Liberty

I am running a "Lean Campaign" with few promises. These are:

  1. I hereby certify that I do not believe in or advocate the initiation of force as a means of achieving political or social goals.

  2. I reaffirm that I will support the Constitution of the United States, and the Constitution of Colorado against all enemies, and to uphold the laws thereof.

  3. I will, to the best of my ability, listen to the people of Colorado, work with anyone who is willing to have a dialog, and use my learning, especially historical, ethical, and governmental experience, to repeal unwise laws, especially laws which are not worth the trouble and expense of enforcing on everyone, and upgrade other laws so they inspire co-operation rather than commanding obedience.

plus any promises which can be drawn directly from one or more of these three. (And note a relic of the previous millenium: the word thereof in #2 above. I am old-fashioned enough to believe, with Chief Justice Marshall back in 1803, that "a law repugnant to the Constitution is void." and further, that any legislator who takes the oath of office has a responsibility to notice when such a bill would be a void law right out of the gate.)

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