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LP Monday Message: 10 reasons to end the wars now

July 5, 2010

Dear Friend of Liberty,

The long wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have been back in the news recently, and we just had the bizarre spectacle of the Republican National Committee Chairman saying he didn't like Obama's war in Afghanistan, while the DNC chastised him for failing to support the troops.

Here are ten reasons to end the wars now. I hope you'll take a look at some of the links.

California Prop 19: legalized pot coming to the California ballot in November

From the California's Secretary of State's web site:

Proposition 19 Changes California Law to Legalize Marijuana and Allow It to Be Regulated and Taxed.

Qualified: 03/24/10 Proponents: Richard Seib Lee and Jeffrey Wayne Jones (510) 208-4554

Free July 4th flyer - $1,776 matching challenge

Dear Friend of Liberty,

Independence Day is this Sunday, and we've posted a downloadable version of the Declaration of Independence you can print and hand out at Fourth of July picnics and fireworks displays. But, if nothing else, I recommend printing a copy so you can read the amazing words again for yourself.

From the first sentence:

NC poll: 8% of Liberals, 6% of Moderates, 4% of Conservatives support Libertarian Beitler

Survey USA recently published results of a poll of the U.S. Senate race in North Carolina. Libertarian Mike Beitler polled at 6 percent. Broken down by ideology, Beitler's support was strongest among liberals. Broken down by party affiliation, his support was strongest among independents.

Support by ideology:
Liberals: 8%
Moderates: 6%
Conservatives: 4%

Support by party affiliation:
Independents: 12%
Republicans: 4%
Democrats: 3%

Libertarians: The Secret Strength of the Immigration Reform Movement

Campus Progress, a "national organization that works with and for young people to promote progressive solutions to key political and social challenges," has published an online report about libertarian feelings about immigration.

Steal My Platform - Please!

We have many fine Libertarian candidates running for office this year, including about 17 for U.S. Senate, and 170 for U.S. House of Representatives.  Many of you already have websites; others are still developing them.  Mine is up and running now, and I'd like to offer it as a resource for other candidates. Go to my Issues menu, and check out the ten Issue Statements you'll find listed there.

Something useful any Libertarian can do

In an inexplicable, but rare, bout of integrity, the New Jersey legislature years ago passed a pair of “Open Government” laws, applicable to municipal and similar government bodies.

 

The Open Public Meetings Act, passed in 1975, stipulated standards for public access to meetings – when closed meetings could be held, what needed to be recorded during those deliberations, etc.

Eminent domain abuse continues

Five years after the infamous Kelo v. New London decision, private property owners continue to suffer from eminent domain abuse. Fox 17 reports in Michigan:

The building at 38 Front Street doesn't look like a whole lot from the outside, but it's worth millions of dollars. It's a piece of prime real estate on the river. Leaders with Grand Valley State University are determined to make it the home of one of their fastest growing departments, the Seidman College of Business.

LP Monday Message: Help us help New York

June 28, 2010

Dear Friend of Liberty,

The Libertarian Party of New York needs our help getting its candidates on the ballot this year.

Please make a generous donation today.

The New York LP needs 15,000 valid signatures in a petition drive starting July 6 and ending August 17. That's just 6 weeks.

"Why I'm Running" article on nolanchart.com

My campaign for U.S. Senate is picking up steam!  I've already got interviews lined up for next month with two of Tucson's six TV stations, and I'm starting to get calls from newspapers.  I've written an article on "Why I'm Running" that was published at nolanchart.com (not owned by me) and in less than three hours it's reached #6 on their "most read" list, with 38 "thumbs up" from readers.

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