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LP Monday Message: Videos and Indiana candidates

May 16, 2011

Dear Friend of Liberty,

The Indianapolis Star reported on the May 14 nomination of 16 candidates by the Libertarian Party of Marion County for Indianapolis City-County Council. Read the article.

Among the candidates is incumbent Ed Coleman, who currently serves on the City-County Council as a Libertarian.

LP Headquarters is putting together a series of short videos addressing issues. Below are two of them:

Why you don't reward bad business - Arvin Vohra

Libertarian candidate, author, and entrepreneur Arvin Vohra describes the libertarian stance on bailouts.

The Most Dangerous Person in the World

by R. Lee Wrights

"To announce that there must be no criticism of the president... is morally treasonable to the American public."

- Theodore Roosevelt

Drug use is a personal choice - Arvin Vohra

Libertarian candidate, author, and entrepreneur Arvin Vohra describes the libertarian stance on drugs and drug use.

 

LP Monday Message: Take Afghanistan withdrawal poll

May 9, 2011

Dear Friend of Liberty,

We just started a new poll on LP.org. Please take the poll.

Here's what it says:

After hearing the news that Osama bin Laden was killed, what are your feelings about the War in Afghanistan?

Reason Foundation poll

The Reason Foundation and Arthur N. Rupe Foundation recently collaborated on a public opinion poll. According to its website, the Reason Foundation "advances a free society by developing, applying, and promoting libertarian principles, including individual liberty, free markets, and the rule of law."

Here are a few of the poll results that may be of interest to Libertarians:

Libertarians hold candidate forum in Austin, Texas

The Travis County Libertarian Party held an Austin City Council candidate forum on April 27, 2011. The election will be on May 14.

 

One of the candidates, Kris Bailey, is a Libertarian.

Read more about the forum here.

The Killing of Osama bin Laden

By Lee Wrights

BURNET, Texas (May 3) – It will not be a popular thing to say, but the truth is the truth. I am deeply saddened by the death of Osama bin Laden. His demise is not cause for rejoicing, in my opinion. That is why I am perhaps even more troubled by the spectacle of Americans celebrating and dancing in the street to the chant of “U.S.A, U.S.A,” whipped up into a patriotic frenzy and oblivious to the reality that this was an illegal and immoral act which offends the very values which makes us who we are.

LP Monday Message: Burnout

May 2, 2011

Dear Friend of Liberty,

Last Saturday I spoke at the LP Minnesota state convention. I enjoyed my time at the convention, and I'd like to thank them for hosting me.

Below are two questions I was asked after my speech, along with my responses. (The questions and my responses are not verbatim, and may be embellished with a few phrases I wish I had thought of at the time!)

Question 1: Is burnout a problem when Libertarians continually receive single-digit percentages?

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