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|Full Name:||James Edward 'Jim' Higgins||Click here for Voting Records|
|On The Ballot:||Running, Libertarian for Governor|
|General||Nov. 6, 2012|
|Primary||Aug. 7, 2012|
|Family:||Wife: LaDonna; 2 Children: Maureen, Sonya|
|Birth Place:||Cleveland, OH|
|Home City:||Saint Louis, MO|
I am running for Governor to change the way people view their state government. People believe wrongly that government can solve problems. It can’t. Government programs do not work because they are morally wrong, they require forcing people to do things they would not voluntarily do. Government programs do not work because the incentives are backward. They reward people for irresponsible behavior, and penalize honest productive citizens. Government programs have a high overhead. They require thousands of bureaucrats to handle other people’s money.
Libertarians are changing the political debate. The Democrats and Republicans have had the same debate for over 70 years. They each want bigger government but for different reasons. Every election cycle they make the same promises, and once elected they ignore those promises. Meanwhile government gets bigger, more intrusive, and more of a burden on society. You can’t keep doing the same things and expect a different result.
Stop being fooled.
If you keep voting for the major parties they will never change.
There is one sure way to get their attention.
It’s time to vote Libertarian.