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YOUR MONDAY MESSAGE FROM THE LIBERTARIAN PARTY

Dear friend,

For Republicans and Democrats, the summer is often a slow time.  Not for Libertarians.

Wayne Allyn Root, the Libertarian Party’s 2008 vice-presidential nominee, has a new book out today.  “The Conscience of a Libertarian” lays out the case for libertarianism and lets you know what you can do to help build a free country.

GOP heaps praise on "mainstream" Sotomayor, will not filibuster

CNN reports today that not only will Republicans not attempt to block the confirmation of Supreme Court nominee Judge Sonia Sotomayor, but top Senate Republicans even went to far as to praise her record -- one of opposition to individual, property and gun rights -- as "mainstream."

"To be honest with you, your record as a judge has not been radical by any means...You have, as a judge, been generally in the mainstream," said Alabama Republican Jeff Sessions.  Sessions also ruled out any attempt to filibuster the confirmation.

The Libertarian Party at Freedom Fest Las Vegas!

 

 

        Freedom Fest 2009 in Las Vegas was a great outreach event for the Libertarian National Committee. The local Libertarian Party affiliate of Nevada is owed a special debt of gratitude, specifically Nathan Santucci, Debra Dedmon, and Kris McKinster. We received dozens of inquiries and passed out tons of flyers, buttons, and LP bags to attendees who wore our logo proudly during the event.

Barr: Sotomayor's few, muddled answers troubling for gun, property rights

Congressman Bob Barr, the 2008 Libertarian presidential nominee, writes in his Atlanta Journal-Constitution blog today that Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor's views on the Second Amendment are "superficial and disappointing."  The Libertarian Party agrees and reiterates its opposition to her nomination.

Agrella grabs 5.2% in special election

Chris Agrella, small businessman and Libertarian nominee for Congress in California's 32nd congressional district, grabbed 5.2 percent of the vote in Tuesday's special election to fill the seat vacated by current Labor Secretary Hilda Solis. 

Agrella faced two cousins, Democrat nominee Judy Chu and Republican nominee Betty Chu, in the three-way election after none of the five candidates in a May 19 blanket primary secured a majority.

Libertarians thank Chris for running a principled and active campaign, and for representing the Libertarian Party well.

CBS Poll: 75% say Obama stimulus has no, or damaging, effect on economy

Not only is Barack Obama's approval among Democrats and independents slipping, a new CBS News poll finds 75 percent of Americans now say his massive "stimulus" package of expanded government spending has had "no impact" or a "worse" effect on the economy. (Click here for the PDF.)

Help Libertarians win. Become a precinct leader!

Dear friend,

Have you considered becoming a Libertarian precinct leader?

I’m asking because, as a political party, we have an obligation to win elections.  Not only do our over 200 elected Libertarians need some friendly allies where they serve, there are many communities across America with no elected Libertarians.

We need to change that.

And successful organizations do it by organizing at the local level.

Wes Benedict named Executive Director

Wes Benedict, Libertarian Party of Texas Executive Director from 2004 to 2008 and former member of the Libertarian National Committee, was named Executive Director of the Libertarian National Committee today by Chairman William Redpath.

Benedict begins his service July 17 at the LNC's quarterly meeting in St. Louis, Missouri and will then move directly to the Party's Washington, D.C. headquarters.

Your Monday Message: What can you do to ensure "good men" triumph?

Dear friend,

“The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.”

It’s an old saying, often attributed to Edmund Burke even though it’s never been found in any of his writings.  But it’s not entirely accurate.

You see, “evil” just as easily triumphs when good men do things that are pointless or ineffective.

Barr: 'Cap and tax' a lot of hot air

Congressman Bob Barr, the 2008 Libertarian presidential nominee, takes a look at Barack Obama's proposed "cap and trade" $1.9 trillion National Energy Tax in his weekly column for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

Click here to read Barr's column.  Barr writes, in part:

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