Wes Benedict appears on FOX's Freedom Watch

On February 4, LP Executive Director Wes Benedict appeared on FOX's Freedom Watch with Judge Andrew Napolitano. Benedict talked about libertarianism and the Libertarian Party.

One week only: Stock up on 10-cent Libertarian bumper stickers!

Dear Friend of Liberty,

I'm about to offer you a fantastic deal.

For one week only, you can get Libertarian bumper stickers like the one below: up to 10 stickers per dollar you donate! (Minimum $10 donation required.) This offer expires on Thursday, February 11, 2010 at 11:59 p.m. Pacific Time.

Missouri Libertarian has strong showing in special election

Libertarian Patty Tweedle received 22% of the vote in yesterday's special election for Missouri State Representative (District 62). Tweedle's only opponent was a Republican.

Ballot Access News editor Richard Winger points out that Tweedle had almost as much support as the 2008 Democratic Party candidate for that office. In 2008, the Democrat received 27% of the vote.

LP Monday Message: A lot of Americans identify as libertarians

February 1, 2010

Dear Friend of Liberty,

An analysis published by the Cato Institute on January 21 offers a variety of statistics to support the notion that Americans are becoming more libertarian, and that they are becoming more comfortable with the word "libertarian" itself. I thought this study was very interesting, and I encourage you to take a look at it.

LP Monday Message: 2010 St. Louis Convention Website Live!

January 25, 2010

Dear Friend of Liberty,

The much anticipated 2010 St. Louis Libertarian National Convention website is now live and taking Early Bird registrations!

I hope you'll visit the registration page and purchase a discounted convention package today. I recommend the Gold Package (probably no surprise there).

You can't spoil an election if the other choices are rotten

LP Texas chairman Pat Dixon speaks about "spoiling" in the Texas Tribune, January 25, 2010:

Update on Michael Badnarik

Michael Badnarik, the Libertarian Party's 2004 presidential nominee, recently had a serious heart attack, and he is recovering.

A website has been set up for people who would like to donate to help Michael with his medical bills:

I spoke to Michael's mother recently, and she gave me the following address for get-well cards:

Surprise: new Republican Senator wants more government-run health care

Republican Senator-elect Scott Brown disclosed his hope of implementing more government-run health care in a recent post-campaign speech. Brown said he feels that a "basic plan for everyone" is important.

Republican politicians generally do not favor limiting or reducing government. Most Republicans want to increase the size and scope of government. Mr. Brown is an excellent example.

Joe Kennedy talks about Massachusetts election

In this Dedham Transcript article, Joe Kennedy discusses the election, his opponents, and those who demanded that he drop out.

Detailed election results are available here.

The Libertarian Party congratulates Joe on his run. Visit his campaign website.

LP Monday Message: Celebrating Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

January 18, 2010

Dear Friend of Liberty,

While Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. never held political office, his impact on American politics and public policy was huge.

Dr. King knowingly risked his life working for freedom and equality during dangerous times for blacks in America. He advocated using non-violent means, such as civil disobedience, to achieve change, and he was awarded a Nobel Peace Prize. Shortly before his assassination, he was an outspoken critic of the Vietnam War.


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