Leslee KulbaLeslee Kulba
: "Everybody in town has gotten a nasty e-mail from me.
For Leslee Kulba
, spiritual beliefs are what drove her
to get involved in politics.
"I'm in this because I believe, for spiritual reasons, that the most important thing in the world is the free agency of man," she
declares."People are better at making decisions for themselves than some out-of-touch government bureaucracy is."
The City Council correspondent for The Asheville Tribune
and a former writer for the now-defunct Mountain Guardian, Kulba
has often combined the roles of activist and reporter, raising questions and offering criticism as well as reporting on events.Recurring concerns include the city's use of federal funds and regulation of private property.
In January, Kulba
told City Council that she
would read from Frederic Bastiat's libertarian manifesto The Law for 10 minutes at every meeting "until Council begins respecting individual property rights."
"for the Constitution"; learning more about that landmark document is what compelled her
to get involved.
"In some ways, I'd just like to go back to the 1970s; it seemed so much less political," Kulba
At the national level, Kulba
finds little that she
can support."The Libertarian Party in this state has disintegrated," she
Everybody in town has gotten a nasty e-mail from me," Kulba
says with a chuckle, adding, "I just try to do what's right."