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Cato Institute launches Libertarianism.org

from the Cato Institute:

Libertarianism is more than a set of policies about education, health care, defense, and trade. Behind those, providing their foundation, are ideas and history, the writings and actions of great men and women who have argued and fought for liberty. To help better express and discuss those ideas, the Cato Institute is pleased to announce the launch of Libertarianism.org.

Visit Libertarianism.org.

Join the Libertarian Party!

Dear Friend of Liberty,

I would love to have you as a member of the Libertarian Party!

Won't you please join today?

The Libertarian Party was founded to fight back against the tyrannical abuses of the Democratic and Republican parties. We have consistently defended the principle of liberty and the rights of the individual.

Lifetime Libertarian Party Member and Nevada LP co-founder Allen Hacker Running for Mayor of Sandpoint, Idaho

"When I decided to head home to the Northern Rockies of my childhood after having been active in the Libertarian Party in Nevada, California and finally Texas, I had no plans to ever run for office again," says Allen Hacker. Yet here he is, virtually tied for first place in a three-way race for Mayor.

LP Monday Message: Regulate Marijuana Like Wine

Fellow Libertarians,

The Statue of Liberty after 125 years - by LPNY Chair Mark Axinn

Lady Liberty was dedicated at a ceremony presided over by President Grover Cleveland 125 years ago today after New York's first ever ticker-tape parade.
 
She sits in a harbor approximately five miles from me and has welcomed millions and millions of immigrants to our shores since 1886.
 

Libertarian Rupert Boneham declares run for Indiana governor

Rupert Boneham, known for his appearances on the TV show "Survivor," has declared that he will run for governor of Indiana as a Libertarian in 2012.

Read a Washington Post article on the announcement.

From the Indiana LP website:

Orange County Register: Editorial: Feds' pot crackdown bad medicine

THE ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER

In the design of America's founders, the states are supposed to be centers of democratic experiment. They're not supposed to be uniform. For example, even though alcohol Prohibition ended in 1933, local laws restricting sales exist in 33 states. In Arkansas, more than half of 75 counties prohibit alcohol sales.

Libertarian in Louisiana election for governor

The state of Louisiana held a gubernatorial election on October 22, 2011. There were ten candidates on the ballot: Libertarian Scott Lewis, a Republican, four Democrats, and four independents.

Lewis received 12,517 votes (1.2%).

LP Monday Message: Libertarian Party HQ must move

October 24, 2011

Dear Libertarian Party supporter,

I'd like your help.

The lease on our national Libertarian Party headquarters is up at the end of February 2012.

The landlord has indicated they'll be raising the rates 10% to almost $140K per year.

The building (the infamous Watergate Building) is only 60% leased as it is, so we think they're trying to get everyone to leave.

Ed Thompson, noted Wisconsin Libertarian, passes away

Ed ThompsonWe have received news that Ed Thompson, a noted Wisconsin Libertarian, died of pancreatic cancer today at the age of 66.

Ed Thompson was the 2002 Libertarian Party candidate for Wisconsin Governor, receiving 11% of the vote. He also served as Mayor of Tomah, Wisconsin, and later ran for office as a Republican. Ed's brother, Tommy Thompson, a Republican, was 42nd Governor of Wisconsin and a current candidate for U.S. Senate.

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