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According to a Quinnipiac University poll, 62 percent of likely American voters believe that Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson should be included in the 2016 presidential debates.

For Martin Cowen, a Libertarian and author of "Fabian Libertarianism," this statistic is a sign of progress for the party. Cowen, who has been a Libertarian for 44 years, serves on the executive committee of the Libertarian Party of Georgia. In his book, he outlines a plan that details how the Libertarian Party can gain more traction in American politics. Cowen believes that the party can make significant progress if it focuses its efforts on electing candidates to positions in local and state government.

According to Cowen, Americans' personal freedoms have been stripped by a government that seeks to achieve money and power at any cost.

"I believe that the government does not conform to the ideals of the Constitution and operates as a superorganism that suppresses American citizens," Cowen said. "Freedom must be restored and shaking up the federal government is a good start."

Cowen aims to highlight the problems associated with American government as well as draw attention to the Libertarian Party.

"Libertarians are presently hoping for a major advance in visibility and respectability this political season," Cowen said. "In order to have a sustained effect, the party needs to adopt a grass roots marketing push that focuses on selling libertarianism to one voter at a time."

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Fabian Libertarianism
By Martin Cowen
ISBN: 978-1-5144-8689-4
Available in softcover, hardcover, e-book
Available on Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the author
Martin Cowen is a retired lawyer and serves on the executive committee of the Libertarian Party of Georgia. He received his bachelor's degree and doctorate from the University of Georgia. Cowen is a volunteer high school French teacher at Counterpane Montessori School. He resides in Jonesboro, Ga.
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