Back in May, Lorence Wenke switched from Republican to Libertarian. He claims that this move was based in principle, not political convenience. So how well do his views line up with libertarianism?
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Wenke said he would support expanding the Elliott-Larsen Civil Rights Act to include protections for LGBT citizens, adding that if no one else introduced the bill, he would do so.
Anti-discrimination laws violate freedom of association, and there is a long libertarian tradition opposing them.
How about the basic free market position of opposing the minimum wage?
Wenke, the owner of Wenke Greenhouses in Comstock Township, said he would have voted yes on the minimum wage increase.
He said the increase will have a significant impact on the payroll businesses, but added that he believes the working poor of the community deserve the raise.