When we first started our group, we were just a small bunch of individuals that loved liberty, loved free minds and free markets, and despised corruption.
Since then, amazing things have happened. We have become organized, we have grown, we have opened an office, we have elected precinct leaders from Miami Gardens to Florida City and from Miami Beach to the Everglades.
Since then, we have grown our voter share from 2,000 voters in 2012 to 10,000 in 2014 and we expect this trend to grow. We have had several electoral successes, and four local lawmakers are now Libertarians.
State Representatives and Mayors have approached us, and candidates are running on a constant basis.
We are becoming a force in local politics.
But victory is not near.
Our public transit system is old and mismanaged. Our streets are horribly planned. Our environment is in disarray. Our bureaucracy is overwhelming, our taxes are going higher every year, our waste is tragically obvious, and the corruption is simply scary.
We have to fight against city councilmen and women that end up in prison, against mayors that use City Hall as a tool to embezzle money. We face some of the most restrictive public records rules in the State of Florida, and transparency laws that apply to other counties are often discarded in South Florida.
Miami-Dade County has the potential to be an amazing beacon of prosperity, tolerance, diversity, education, smart planning, and free markets. But it is the opposite.
And that is why we are here. We are here to make a real difference with all the problems that have arisen from the political corruption of Miami-Dade County.
And we are here to stay.
- Pierre-Alexandre Crevaux