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St. Louis Beacon reports on Libertarian convention

The St. Louis Beacon has published a fairly extensive article on the Libertarian National Convention last weekend. It includes some coverage of our new chairman, Mark Hinkle:

Hinkle, 59 and a small businessman, said he campaigned as a uniter. But he emphasized that, as chairman, he won't shy away from the Libertarian Party's longstanding platform.

LP Monday Message: New National Committee members elected

May 31, 2010

Dear Friend of Liberty,

Today is Memorial Day, and I enjoyed reading these comments from David Boaz at the Cato Institute.

At the Libertarian National Convention in St. Louis over this Memorial Day weekend, the following individuals were elected to serve as officers and other members of the Libertarian National Committee (LNC) for the next two years:

Chairman
Mark Hinkle

Vice Chairman

LP Convention live broadcast

This convention live broadcast is provided by a volunteer. The broadcast video and sound quality will probably be erratic, so please understand that before trying to view. Hopefully the video is good enough for some who could not attend to get an idea of what the convention proceedings are like.

The convention schedule is here.

Video is embedded below or can viewed with extra features including commets here.

Bob Barr comments on census

Bob Barr, the 2008 Libertarian nominee for president, and keynote speaker at the 2010 Libertarian National Convention this weekend in St. Louis, writes in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution about the possibility of privacy intrusions by census workers:

Five candidates for chairman of Libertarian National Committee

At the Libertarian National Convention in St. Louis this weekend, delegates will elect a new national chairman for the party.

Five candidates have declared for this office:

Ernest Hancock
http://ernesthancock.org/

Mark Hinkle
http://mark4chair.com/

John Jay Myers
http://www.johnjaymyers.com/lnc

George Phillies
http://philliesforlncchair.robpower.com/

Wayne Allyn Root
http://www.rootforamerica.com/

My Last Column as Chairman

by William Redpath

reprinted from the May 2010 issue of LP News

I don’t know how he did it. Mickey Spillane supposedly squirreled himself away for a short period of time, and BAM-BAM-BAM-BAM-BAM—he would write a book. He wrote “I, the Jury” in only nineteen days, according to his Wikipedia page.

Ayn Rand was a big fan of Mickey Spillane’s. But, my writing speed is more like hers (slow, in case you didn’t know).

LP Monday Message: Vote on our slogans

May 24, 2010

Dear Friend of Liberty,

In just a few days, Libertarians from around the country will converge on St. Louis to help set the direction for our party.

Delegates to the convention will vote on such things as our bylaws, platform language, and Libertarian National Committee members.

Libertarian National Convention: Attention delegates - useful info

Dear Libertarian,

I hope you will attend our National Convention in St. Louis. If you haven't decided whether to attend yet, it's still not too late -- you can even show up unannounced. However, there are some risks you need to be aware of if you show up to the convention without registering in advance, and without confirming your delegate status.

I want to point out the distinction between these two important preparations for attending the convention.

1. Registering for the Convention

LP Monday Message: NYT columnist just doesn't get it

May 17, 2010

Dear Friend of Liberty,

I'm pretty busy with preparations for our upcoming National Convention in St. Louis, so today's Monday Message is a little briefer than usual.

You might have noticed this New York Times editorial by Paul Krugman. In it, he says that libertarianism doesn't work, and proves it by pointing to the ongoing BP oil spill.

Libertarians appear in two special elections in Georgia

On May 11, there were Libertarian candidates in two special elections for State Senate in Georgia.

David Montané ran in District 42, getting 7.5 percent of the vote against two Democrats and an independent candidate.

Brandon Givens ran in District 49, getting 8.1 percent against two Republicans.

View the election results.

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