Jared Polis: The Most Libertarian Governor in America?

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Jared Polis: The Most Libertarian Governor in America?

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The Colorado Democrat supports abortion rights, school choice, letting kids play unsupervised, an end to COVID-19 overreach, and an income tax rate of "zero."

The 46-year-old governor is presiding over one of the fastest-growing states in the country and a place that has one of the lowest death rates during the pandemic. He pushed back against members of his own party to remove mask mandates, and he consistently argued that public health decisions should be made at as local a level as possible. Last fall, at a conference held by the conservative Steamboat Institute, he declared that the state income tax rate "should be zero" and has supported ballot initiatives that reduced the rate. Polis has embraced occupational licensing reform and was an outspoken defender of bitcoin back in 2014 when Sen. Joe Manchin (D–W.Va.) called on then-head of the Federal Reserve Janet Yellen to ban it.

The openly gay, married father of two recently signed a free-range parenting bill that effectively relegalizes the sort of Colorado childhood he recalls as the son of two ex-hippie parents: "Just because a kid is playing alone outside, it doesn't mean they're in danger," Polis said at the signing ceremony. "It will help decrease false reports so…we can focus on the serious and the real instances of child abuse."

As conservative states pass laws strictly limiting abortions, he signed legislation guaranteeing a woman's right to choose. The founder of two charter schools, he is an outspoken advocate for school choice, saying earlier this year that "public school choice is an asset to improve all public schools." A former tech entrepreneur and five-term congressman, Polis is steadfast against limiting speech rights or treating social media platforms as utilities that can't moderate content or bounce users for transgressing terms of service.

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Re: Jared Polis: The Most Libertarian Governor in America?

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uncledad wrote: May 24th, 2022, 9:32 am The Colorado Democrat supports abortion rights, school choice, letting kids play unsupervised, an end to COVID-19 overreach, and an income tax rate of "zero."

The 46-year-old governor is presiding over one of the fastest-growing states in the country and a place that has one of the lowest death rates during the pandemic. He pushed back against members of his own party to remove mask mandates, and he consistently argued that public health decisions should be made at as local a level as possible. Last fall, at a conference held by the conservative Steamboat Institute, he declared that the state income tax rate "should be zero" and has supported ballot initiatives that reduced the rate. Polis has embraced occupational licensing reform and was an outspoken defender of bitcoin back in 2014 when Sen. Joe Manchin (D–W.Va.) called on then-head of the Federal Reserve Janet Yellen to ban it.

The openly gay, married father of two recently signed a free-range parenting bill that effectively relegalizes the sort of Colorado childhood he recalls as the son of two ex-hippie parents: "Just because a kid is playing alone outside, it doesn't mean they're in danger," Polis said at the signing ceremony. "It will help decrease false reports so…we can focus on the serious and the real instances of child abuse."

As conservative states pass laws strictly limiting abortions, he signed legislation guaranteeing a woman's right to choose. The founder of two charter schools, he is an outspoken advocate for school choice, saying earlier this year that "public school choice is an asset to improve all public schools." A former tech entrepreneur and five-term congressman, Polis is steadfast against limiting speech rights or treating social media platforms as utilities that can't moderate content or bounce users for transgressing terms of service.

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Maybe...abortion is a wedge issue among real libertarians. Im sure you are unaware.

Most hippies were closer to libertarian than left wing.

He is all about gun control however.

Also likes government intervention in business and increase union membership.

Sounds like a run of the mill democrat who like democrats have long done, lifts a few libertarian ideas and calls them their own. Usually social issues that cant get them in trouble.
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Re: Jared Polis: The Most Libertarian Governor in America?

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The man is pro gun control and has worked with other Democrats to centralize government control in Denver. He's no Libertarian.
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Re: Jared Polis: The Most Libertarian Governor in America?

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cologeek wrote: May 29th, 2022, 5:52 pm The man is pro gun control and has worked with other Democrats to centralize government control in Denver. He's no Libertarian.
He is quite popular and will easily be re-elected for his second term. The CO GOP is not in great shape these days.
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Re: Jared Polis: The Most Libertarian Governor in America?

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Docbroke wrote: May 29th, 2022, 8:00 pm He is quite popular and will easily be re-elected for his second term. The CO GOP is not in great shape these days.
I can't argue with you there. The state GOP has been shooting itself in the foot for a decade now.
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Re: Jared Polis: The Most Libertarian Governor in America?

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Docbroke wrote: May 29th, 2022, 8:00 pm He is quite popular and will easily be re-elected for his second term. The CO GOP is not in great shape these days.
So...

...not a libertarian.
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