FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Responding to the Supreme Court Decision on Race-Conscious Admissions Programs

Tallahassee, Florida – July 2, 2023 – The Libertarian Party of Florida (LPF) expresses its support for the recent Supreme Court decision concerning race-conscious admissions programs at Harvard and the University of North Carolina. The ruling reaffirms the importance of equal protection under the law and aligns with the Libertarian commitment to a fair and unbiased society.

LPF firmly believes in treating all individuals equally, regardless of their race or ethnicity. Affirmative action policies, while well-intentioned, often inadvertently perpetuate discrimination and hinder progress towards a truly colorblind society. By considering race as a factor in decision-making, these programs may unintentionally create divisions and perpetuate inequalities.

Libertarians advocate for a merit-based system that evaluates individuals based on their qualifications, abilities, and achievements, rather than their racial or ethnic backgrounds. We believe that such a system promotes fairness, equal opportunity, and a level playing field for all.

Beyond college admissions, the Libertarian Party advocates for the elimination of affirmative action programs in all areas of the market. While recognizing historical and social challenges faced by certain groups, we contend that addressing these issues through voluntary cooperation, individual empowerment, and removing barriers to opportunity is a more effective approach than government-mandated affirmative action.

By eliminating affirmative action programs, we aim to foster a society that recognizes the inherent dignity and worth of every individual. This includes promoting equal access to employment, entrepreneurship, housing, and other aspects of the market based on individual merit and qualifications.

The Libertarian Party of Florida believes that a truly free and fair society is best achieved by removing government interference and allowing individuals to freely associate and transact based on mutual consent. This approach ensures that every individual, regardless of their background, has the opportunity to succeed on their own merits and abilities.

We encourage open and respectful dialogue on matters concerning equality, justice, and individual rights. The Libertarian Party of Florida firmly believes that through open discussion and protection of individual liberties, innovative solutions can emerge to address the societal challenges we face.

For media inquiries, please contact:

Matt Johnson
Chair, LPF Communications Committee
Libertarian Party of Florida
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.lpf.org

About the Libertarian Party of Florida (LPF):

The Libertarian Party of Florida is the state affiliate of the national Libertarian Party. LPF advocates for individual liberty, limited government, and free markets. With a strong commitment to personal freedom and individual rights, LPF aims to provide a platform for principled, pragmatic, and fiscally responsible solutions to the challenges facing Floridians.

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Matthew Johnson

About

Matt Johnson is a steadfast advocate for individual liberty and principled governance, running for Florida State House District 29. He is the current Communications Committee Chair for the LPF, Director at Large 2 and the Chair of LP Volusia County.