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CANDIDATE OBAMA, ON VOTER-APPROVED MEDICAL MARIJUANA LAWS

"The Justice Department going after sick individuals using this as a palliative instead of going after serious criminals makes no sense." - Barack Obama, July 21 2007

"I would not have the Justice Department prosecuting and raiding medical marijuana users. It's not a good use of our resources." - Barack Obama, August 21, 2007

PRESIDENT OBAMA, ON VOTER-APPROVED MEDICAL MARIJUANA LAWS

Government proposes taxing cell phones as a "fringe benefit"

"If your family earns less than $250,000 a year, you will not see your taxes increased a single dime. I repeat: not one single dime."  - Barack Obama, Feb. 24, 2009

If you take a call from your children on your company cell phone, the IRS now wants its cut.

Obama's new GM head: "I don't know anything about cars."

Edward E. Whitacre, Barack Obama's appointee to run General Motors, admitted to Bloomberg News Wednesday "I don't know anything about cars."  Upon taking over GM in March, Obama forced out then-CEO Rick Wagoner, credited by many for stabilizing losses and cutting costs but criticized by political and environmentalist groups for cutting back on the production of poor-selling hybrids to stem financial losses.

RI Senate passes "compassion" bill allowing medical cannabis for the critically ill

The Rhode Island State Senate approved 30-2 Wednesday a "compassionate care" bill allowing "compassion centers" to sell medical marijuana to critically ill patients on a registration list. 

Oregon Libertarians score two special election victories

Good news from Oregon.  In the May 19 special election, two Libertarian candidates were elected to office.

Mark Delphine was elected to the Mountain View Middle School Local School Committee, Position 1; and Greg Rohde was elected to the Elmonica Elementary School Local School Committee, Position 1.  Mark is the Vice Chair of the Libertarian Party of Oregon, and Greg is serving his third consecutive in said position.

Washington Times: Stimulus isn't working

From the Tuesday Washington Times editorial, which clearly states what Libertarians have said since Obama revealed the details of his government spending explosion -- his "stimulus" won't create jobs, it will only destroy them and delay our eventual recovery.

You may read the entire editorial by clicking here:

Equal Rights for All… or Just Some?

by: Matt O’Brien

LP National Intern

University of New Orleans Political Science Major

Value Added Tax on the horizon...

Value Added Tax (VAT) on the table
By: Daniel Murdock

Libertarian Party Intern

BYU Graduate

Stock Photo Drive is a Huge Success!

    Thank you, thank you, thank you! Have I said, thank you?

    You’re the best, you really are! Maybe the stock market bounce yesterday got everyone in a good mood, because the stock photo drive was a resounding success! I received many wonderful pictures that I will definitely be able to use in videos, pamphlets, flyers, and other promotional materials. I can’t wait to get to work on these photos.

LA Times: Children achieving more in schools freed of government oversight

The Los Angeles Times takes a look at the American Indian Public Charter and its two sibling schools, independent charter government schools, are outperforming schools that operate under government supervision.

It's an eye-opening look into what education reform -- a top Libertarian issue and one championed by Nobe Prize-winning libertarian economist Milton Friedman -- can achieve.  The Times reports, in part:

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