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As we kick off a new LNC term, let me first take a moment to say thank you for the opportunity to serve the party as LNC Secretary.  Opportunities abound for us in the modern political landscape, and I look forward to working with you to find ways to engage in real politics to reduce the size of government.

 

Vice Chair Mark Rutherford on the Tom Becka Show

Recently, Vice Chair Mark Rutherford appeared on News Radio KFAB's Tom Becka Show to discuss the future of the Libertarian Party. They touched on a variety of topics ranging from ballot access to the BP oil spill.

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Dear Friend of Liberty,

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For one week only, you can get Libertarian T-shirts like the one below: up to one shirt for each ten dollars you donate! This offer expires on Wednesday, June 16, at 11:59 p.m. Pacific Time.

Libertarians believe America's political mood is swinging their direction

The Libertarian Party of Texas holds its state convention this weekend, June 12-13. The Fort Worth Star-Telegram writes:

With much of the electorate now embracing their contempt for big government and oppressive regulation, members of the Texas Libertarian Party believe that they are finally getting a long-overdue measure of respect as they prepare to choose their nominees for governor and other statewide offices.

LP Monday Message: New LNC members leading by example

June 7, 2010

Dear Friend of Liberty,

While our recent national convention was a lot of work, I am especially encouraged that well over 500 people attended, when we were only expecting about 400. It was a huge success.

Your new Libertarian National Committee officers and representatives are already hard at work and leading by example.

Help fund our 'Stop Top Two' radio ads in California

Dear Friend of Liberty,

First I'd like to thank the 2010 convention delegates for electing me to serve as your new Libertarian National Committee Chairman. I hope to tell you more about our future plans, but right now I need your help to fend off an immediate threat to the Libertarian Party.

Please donate $1,000, $100, or whatever you can to help pay for our radio ads to fight Proposition 14 in California, the "Top Two" elections proposition.

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:

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