Flat Taxes Won’t Restore Our Global Competitiveness by William F. Shughart II

LOGAN, Utah—Over the past decade or so, China’s policy of export-led growth has triggered double-digit economic gains, leading some commentators to predict that the Chinese economy—already second-largest in the world—would soon eclipse our own.

Meanwhile, beginning with the popping of the real estate bubble five years ago, the United States slid into recession. Although the National Bureau of Economic Research found that the slump ended in June 2009, the recovery has remained weak, with unemployment still hovering around 10 percent.

LP Monday Message: Independence Day

July 4, 2011

Dear Friend of Liberty,

Happy Independence Day!

I hope you're having a nice holiday, and I hope you'll have a moment today to stop and remember the significance of Independence Day.

Living in Washington, DC gives me the opportunity to see some of our nation's historical landmarks quite often. This weekend I visited the Arlington National Cemetery which includes the Tomb of the Unknowns. This evening I'm planning to watch the fireworks display at the Washington Monument.

How libertarianism can fix what's wrong with America by John Stossel


Most Americans used to call themselves Republican or Democrat. These days, more call themselves independent. What does that mean for American politics? A lot.

LP Executive Director in Washington Examiner

In response to a June 26 Washington Examiner editorial by Timothy Carney, LP Executive Director Wes Benedict had this to say:

Examiner Columnist Timothy Carney was a little unfair to the Libertarian Party.

Come join in the Spirit of '76

Dear Friend of Liberty:

Two hundred and thirty-five years ago, freedom-loving Americans banded together to declare their independence from the King of Great Britain, and to proclaim to the entire world that men were not meant to be slaves to their government.

Today, the Libertarian Party champions those same ideals.

In celebration of Independence Day, and the unalienable rights our Founding Fathers put their lives at risk for, we are asking for a symbolic donation of $17.76 to help continue our new American Revolution.

The Philosophy of Liberty: Plunder

from the Foundation for a Free Society

In this follow up video to The Philosophy of Liberty: Property, we explore Frederic Bastiat's concept of Legal Plunder. Is it ever OK for government to steal your stuff and give it to someone else? Or is government just a glorified organized crime syndicate a la Tony Soprano? Does it really make sense for citizens to plunder each other like competing bands of vikings?

Libertarian Tylor Slinger running for St. Paul City Council

Libertarian Tylor Slinger is running for City Council in St. Paul, Minnesota. Below, he talks about St. Paul politics and his campaign.

(Note, this is the first of three video segments. View all three segments here.)

Visit Tylor Slinger's campaign website.

LP Monday Message: Order Declarations today

June 27, 2011

Dear Friend of Liberty,

Please order high-quality glossy color copies of the Declaration of Independence for just 5 cents each today. (Minimum $10 donation required.)

We need your order ASAP so we can get them to you by Saturday at the latest. Independence Day is next Monday!

Maryland court rules in favor of Libertarians

On June 21, a Maryland judge ruled that the Libertarian Party had submitted enough petition signatures to gain ballot access in Maryland. The state Board of Elections had previously determined that there were not enough signatures. The main issue was whether to count voters who wrote a printed name that did not perfectly match their voter registration. Read more in the Baltimore Sun.


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