About Martin

Find out whether you live in US House GA District 13?

Vote for Martin Cowen because he is pro-veteran (anti-war), pro-personal freedom (anti-surveillance state), pro-private property (anti-tax, anti-deficit spending, anti-debt), and pro-free market (anti-socialist, anti-interventionist). Martin actually lives in Georgia District 13, unlike his opponent.

Martin Cowen is a Libertarian candidate for the United States House of Representatives, Georgia Congressional District 13.

The general primary election will be held on Tuesday, May 22, 2018.
The general election will be held on Tuesday, November 6, 2018.

Pro-Veteran

Since Martin is pro-veteran, he is anti-war.

Specifically, Martin is anti-undeclared war. If American troops are to be put at risk in the world, then Congress should be required to declare war as provided in the United States Constitution. American has about 800 military bases in 70 countries. Those numbers should be reduced. More importantly, since 2003 (the year our present representative took officeover 1 million people have been killed by military action or died from starvation or disease as a direct consequence of foreign wars sponsored by the United States. The Martin and the Libertarian Party are emphatically anti-war.

Another horror is that neither Democrats nor Republicans, on the whole and for the most part, with some notable exceptions, are anti-war. The 1 million dead since 2003 (the year our current representative took office) go completely unnoticed by the main stream media and by our politicians. Both distract us with utterly contemptible and untruthful diversionary tactics, a/k/a #fakenews.

 

Pro-Personal Freedom

Since Martin is pro-personal freedom, he is anti-surveillance state.

Martin opposes government security subsidies for airlines in the form of the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) at airports. Martin opposes the collection of personal information, e-mails, texts, browsing history, telephone meta data, and, allegedly, the actual content of our telephone conversations, by the National Security Agency (NSA). The current level of government intrusion is or should be deeply offensive to the voters in District Thirteen.

Neither Democrats nor Republicans. on the whole and for the most part, with some notable exceptions, are anti-surveillance state. Most of our elected officials are a part of the Deep State which is at war with the personal freedoms of law abiding Americans. Since 2003 (the year our current representative took office) the most egregious of the invasions of our personal freedoms have occurred.

Pro-Private Property

Since Martin is pro-private property, Martin is anti-tax, anti-deficit spending, and anti-government debt.

In 2002 (the year our current representative took office) U.S. tax receipts were $1.85 trillion. Today, the estimate is $3.46 trillion, an 87% increase. In 2003 (the year our present representative took office) the federal budget was $2 trillion. Today, the federal budget is $3.9 trillion, almost double. In 2002 (the year our present representative took office) the national debt was about $6 trillion. Today, the national debt is $20 trillion, a three-fold increase in the national debt. And what do we have to show for increased taxes, spending, and debt? In 2002 (the year our present representative took office) 19 million people were on food stamps. Today, over 43 million people are on food stamps.

Neither Democrats nor Republicans. on the whole and for the most part, with some notable exceptions, are pro-private property, anti-tax, anti-deficit spending, or anti-government debt. In September 2017 (the month this is written) the National Debt Ceiling was suspended and politicians are talking about abolishing it all together.

Pro-Free Market

Since Martin is pro-free market, he is anti-regulation.

In 2003 (the year our present representative took office) the number of pages in the Federal Code of Regulations was 140,000. Today, the number is over 170,000. Bernie Marcus, co-founder of Atlanta based Home Depot, has said that Home Depot could not be started up in today’s regulatory environment.

Both Democrats and Republicans, on the whole and for the most part, with some notable exceptions, are either outright socialists or economic interventionists to varying degrees. Our healthcare system is a coercive government monopoly and Martin addresses a large portion of this web site to discussing that issue. See tabs above.

Martin, unlike our current representative, lives in District Thirteen

Martin Cowen first lived in Clayton County, Georgia in the Flint River Crossing Apartments at 240 Flint River Road, Jonesboro, GA in the summer of 1973. Martin moved in when the apartment complex was brand new! During that summer Martin worked with local attorney Chuck Driebe and his law partner as student law clerk.

Martin graduated from the University of Georgia School of Law in 1975 and was admitted to the practice of law in Georgia on June 13, 1975.

After serving for one year as a law clerk for Georgia Supreme Court Justice William B. Gunter, Martin opened a law practice in Riverdale, Georgia at 7316 Highway 85, Riverdale, GA in June 1976, over 41 years ago.

Martin has lived and practiced law in Clayton County, GA since that time. Martin’s practice consisted of divorce law, criminal defense law, and wills and probate. Martin, though semi-retired, still takes the occasional probate or will case.

Martin attended the first Libertarian Party of Georgia state convention in 1972 during his first year of law school. Martin attended the latest GaLP state convention on March 25, 2017. Martin has been a Libertarian for almost 45 years!


Vote for Martin Cowen because he is pro-veteran (anti-war), pro-personal freedom (anti-surveillance state), pro-private property (anti-tax, anti-deficit spending, anti-debt), and pro-free market (anti-socialist, anti-interventionist). Martin actually lives in Georgia District 13, unlike his opponent.

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