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Libertarian candidate speaks at Raleigh rally

Posted October 23, 2010
Updated October 24, 2010

— Mike Beitler, the Libertarian candidate for the U.S. Senate from North Carolina, spoke Saturday at a rally in Raleigh where activists assembled to promote the legalization of marijuana.

“If my neighbor is smoking marijuana, drinking a beer or over-indulging in chocolate, that's the adult's decision to make,” Beitler said.

As a Libertarian, Beitler said he believes people should be allowed to do whatever they want – as long as their actions don't infringe on other the rights of other people.

Beitler was the featured speaker at the daylong gathering on Halifax Mall, which was organized by the North Carolina Cannabis Patients Network. Libertarian Michael Beitler Libertarian candidate speaks out

The event also featured discussions and debate about ways to increase support for the N.C. Medical Marijuana Act.

Rally participants planned to work with the state Legislature in January to re-introduce the act, which stalled in the House health committee in the spring of 2009.

Beitler, a Duke University professor, faces off in the Nov 2. election against Republican Sen. Richard Burr and Democratic candidate Elaine Marshall.


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  • dixiedeweese Oct 28, 2010

    I dont understand what ppl have against cannabis its just nutts to ban a PLANT!! what is the gov thinking! they are not god how can they take somthing god give us for med. and say that we cant have it? its just not right!

  • thatpeteguy Oct 26, 2010

    Hey look at that! A candidate speaks the truth about cannabis and the sky didn't crash down on us! Hopefully some of our legislators are listening.

  • dixiedeweese Oct 25, 2010

    I just want to ask WHY NOT? Why not do research and find out if it helps. If it makes dieing ppl last days better Why not Let them CHOOSE to smoke or eat it, why is a god givin seed so aginst the law ..? we need to come together and ask the real Questions that matter? Just tell me WHY NOT....? Why let the ill suffer more than they already are.., Why not a war on real drugs Not a war On medication, why not let the vets the ppl who fought for our freedom have their freedom.. why not? Why Not stop putting poisons into our body that were not meant to be.. Just someone please tell Us WHY NOT!!!!!.....

  • blasernj Oct 25, 2010

    Vote for Beitler! He hasn't been invited to either of the debates, the only way to start getting some visibility for libertarian candidates is if we can give them a high percentage of votes for this election. He may not win, but between Elaine Marshall (who couldn't name one federal program she would reduce funding for) and Richard Burr (just a corporately funded slimeball), who cares which one, wins our only real hope is that a libertarian will get in office before we lose all our rights and our economy dies.

  • nccpnprez Oct 25, 2010

    The Stuff that NC people do not get to see on TV... educate yourself to Cannabis. The NCCPN is fighting for YOUR right to the truth!
    This will get you started:

    Attachments are in PDF form so you can print and distribute at your discression.
    News footage of the First State Rally on Sat. Oct. 23rd



    Videos of importance per our Conversation:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9BWBqtIlNXI&p=0BDA95FF5EB53F04&playnext=1&index=13 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pG-Q59pWrYU&p=0BDA95FF5EB53F04&index=15&playnext=2

    Skin Cancer cured: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mA_hpfcTpmQ

    Rick Simpson: Freedom Fighter trying to get the word out about the healing propertie

  • NCSU2311 Oct 25, 2010

    Go Beitler!!! If not for all the 2 party sheep we could get some freedom and sanity started. Meanwhile the term limit mouthpieces will be voting Burr. We are doomed. Burr voted for TARP!! Why oh why would you vote for this??!!!