The Oberlin Review

Lorain Libertarians Sue to Stop Forced Tax Increase

Brandon Michael Bobbitt, Oberlin resident

April 7, 2017

Filed under Letters to the Editors, OPINIONS

To the Editors: On Wednesday, April 5, myself and a group of fellow Lorain County residents laid out our objections and plan to halt the recently imposed sales tax increase. The lawsuit being brought by Gerald Phillips, to which I am a plaintiff, contends that not only did the commissioners violate procedural rule but also Ohio’s public meeting laws. The people emphatically denied the request for increased revenue at the ballot box in November by a 74–26 percent margin. As a Libertarian, I have many practical and ideological objections to the tax increase. As a matter of principle, I am opposed to any group of people using force to claim another’s property. In this case, we have public servants purposefully...

Johnson-Weld Ticket Offers Experienced Leadership

Brandon Bobbitt, Oberlin resident

September 16, 2016

Filed under Letters to the Editors, OPINIONS, Recent Stories

To the Editors: For loyal Democrats and Republicans, there appear to be cruel choices to be made this fall, especially in the presidential race. Each of the major-party nominees is deeply flawed, and in a variety of ways. Do not assume for a minute, however, that voters will have only these two choices. There is an actual alternative at hand: the Libertarians. As your readers may know, former New Mexico two-term Governor Gary Johnson is the Libertarian nominee for president. Former Massachusetts Governor Bill Weld, who also served two terms, is his vice-presidential nominee. Each of them has more elected executive experience than either Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton. In fact, even if you combined their experience, ...

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