posted by Anonymous on Jan 25, 2009
Constancy of government intrusion unlikely to change
By Bob Barr
For the Journal-Constitution
Read the entire column for yourself at The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
"Clearly, much has changed since the early spring of 2008. But, as I scan the news, there remains an eerie constancy to goings on in Washington, in Atlanta and elsewhere.
posted by Anonymous on Jan 24, 2009
A 43-year-old man with Down’s syndrome painfully starved to death for 26 days after doctors in Britain’s socialized National Health Service simply forgot to feed him.
Martin Ryan died, according to The Daily Mail, “starving and in agony” in an NHS hospital after doctors failed to give him a feeding tube. Ryan had difficulties communicating with doctors, which led to him suffering a slow and brutal death from starvation.
posted by Austin Petersen on Jan 24, 2009
It’s common to hear today from Americans that “if we knew then what we know today, we should never have gone to Vietnam. “ Even my father who served as a Green Beret and who agreed with the Iraq invasion visits his friends names at the Vietnam Memorial with a tear in his eye and regret in his voice.
posted by Anonymous on Jan 23, 2009
The Politico reports California senator Dianne Feinstein is trying to make it up to as many as 15,000 inaugural ticketholders who were blocked from entering the event -- by sending them a photo of Barack Obama.
Thousands of now-angry people secured tickets to the historic inauguration of Barack Obama through the Joint Congressional Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies and stood in line for hours on a frigid D.C. morning -- only to be told they wouldn't be allowed to see the event.
posted by Anonymous on Jan 22, 2009
Even though Obama proposes job-destroying tax hikes on employers who emit carbon dioxide, the Institute for Liberty reports his $170 million inauguration had a total "carbon footprint" of 575,000,000 pounds.
According to the EPA, the average American coal-fired power plant produces 10,237,509,070 pounds of CO2 per year. That's 112,191,880 pounds of CO2 every four days.
posted by Andrew Davis on Jan 19, 2009
When Border Agents Ignacio Ramos and Jose Compean were arrested and convicted for crimes surrounding the 2005 shooting of drug smuggler Osvaldo Aldrete Davila, they became a symbol of the immigration problems facing the United States. They were given a prison sentence of more than 10 years for what some believed to be them "just doing their job," causing conservatives to scream for a pardon from President George Bush.
posted by Andrew Davis on Jan 18, 2009
"But, sweatshops are evil!" you say.
Tell that to the kids collecting plastic out of smoking piles of refuse in the landfills of Cambodia for $.05 a pound.
At least in the sweatshops you don't get run over by garbage trucks.
posted by Austin Petersen on Jan 16, 2009
The Libertarian National Committee would like to recognize Daniel Kamerling as an outstanding and exceptional volunteer. As a person who has been voting Libertarian for almost a decade, Daniel volunteers because he "thinks the Libertarian Party has a lot of good ideas to help America, and [he] wanted to spread those ideas beyond [his] own circle of friends and family."
He has been coming into the National Headquarters office for the past few months, assisting with Operation Elect-Us and various other national events.
posted by Andrew Davis on Jan 16, 2009
Not everybody is pumped about Obama's $825 billion stimulus plans, especially the part that includes billions of taxpayer dollars being spent by the government in the hopes of jump-starting the economy. Here's what we've said about it:
posted by Anonymous on Jan 13, 2009
The Libertarian State Leadership Alliance (formerly LP State Chairs) will be holding its annual conference from February 27 to March 1, 2009, in Charleston, SC – and you don’t have to be a state chair to attend. The conference is open to anyone who has an interest in the future and direction of the Libertarian Party.
In addition to the LSLA Conference, the Libertarian National Committee and the LP’s Bylaws Committee will be meeting over the weekend, as well. Both meetings are open to conference attendees.