The two-party system in Kentucky is broken. As a student of economics, political science, and history scholar from Marshall University, Cristi saw that the scales of injustice were tipping too far in favor of abusive government power and political cronies. No matter which of the two entrenched parties was elected by the people: taxes went up, debt increased, government got bigger and more intrusive, prison populations grew, and the best that voters could do was select the “lesser of two evils” due to restrictive ballot access laws that prevented new parties from having a full voice in the election process.
Cristi is running for State Representative of Kentucky’s 66th District to bend the General Assembly to the will of the people. The two-party politicians in Frankfort are deaf to the voices of the people. The General Assembly is still waging a war on drugs that prevents the use of medical marijuana by cancer patients, veterans with PTSD, children with leukemia, and addicts who were hooked on legally prescribed opioids. The people of Kentucky don’t want fellow Kentuckians to suffer. Why do our representatives in Frankfort persist in waging war on our sick and suffering?
Cristi is a Libertarian. She believes the founders of our country had it right when they wrote that we are all created equal; that we all have unalienable rights; that to secure these rights governments are instituted; that governments derive their powers from the consent of governed. Our personal rights and liberties do not come from government. The power of government comes from us. The Kentucky General Assembly must be reminded that its proper place is to preserve the rights of the people to do whatever they want, as long as they don’t hurt others or take their stuff, because they have rights, too.