The Political Emporium began in a kiosk on the Boardwalk of Atlantic City that also functioned as the headquarters for the New Jersey Libertarian Party's 2008 election cycle. The Political Emporium has since evolved into an e-commerce site where Liberty-believing persons can purchase political paraphernalia, as well as a place for like-minded groups and individuals to distribute their marketing collateral. Welcome!
As an owner of The Political Emporium and an activist for individual rights and freedoms, it has long been my philosophy that we must find ways to bridge the differences between our groups until we have equal ballot access, fair and equitable media coverage, and representation at debates and forums. There will be plenty of time to fight over our differences, but first let’s get our voices heard and our message out.
At the Political Emporium, our mission is to support those who support the cause and fund political activism. It is not easy to make a difference. I know first-hand how difficult it is to collect signatures under a blistering sun, and the frustration of being denied a simple signature so a candidate can be on the ballot. I have walked across the State of New Jersey supporting the rights of patients needing medical marijuana. I know the embarrassment of being told by a news director that "there is no room at the table for the likes of you." I’ve listened to members of a think tank and a professor from Princeton conclude that "kooks" like Ron Paul, Dennis Kucinich and the Libertarian Party distract from the political process. I’ve had enough. Have you? The time has come to support those who support the cause.
You may be wondering, what exactly is “the cause?” And who or what would I be supporting? How definition of “the cause” may be different for each of us, but for me it is the aspiration to support those individuals and groups who want to see our country returned to what our forefathers envisioned—a country that believes and follows its own constitution. I want to support those groups and individuals who believe we each have a right to live our lives as we see fit. I want to support those who believe the government should stay out of people’s personal lives, in so much as it does not interfere with the health and welfare of others. I want to support those who think that our military should not be the world’s police. I want to support those who desire a sound monetary system that will not burden our children and grandchildren. There you have it. Simple. Why should we be supporting any business or any person who does not share our vision and goals when we can support those who do?
We at the Political Emporium also want to help fund political activism. We want you to profit so you can help fund political activism locally. Events are only minimally helpful in spreading the word, and small donations can go only so far, but if your end-goal is to make money while supporting your cause and getting the word out, you need help. You need our help. We’ll sell you the products found on this site at wholesale prices. In turn, you’ll sell them at retail. When your event is over, we buy back your remaining inventory for a small handling charge. Guaranteed. Email for details and I will personally get back to you to explain it in greater detail. Together we can succeed. Together we WILL succeed.
Louis R. Jasikoff