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Don't Steal: Brooklyn LP Rallies Against Eminent Domain Abuse

On March 11, 2010, a large protest took place in front of Freddy's Bar in Brooklyn, New York.  The gathering occured because of a blatant case of eminent domain abuse that would require a large land grab to build a new basketball arena and other residential buildings.

Please help us get ballot access!

Dear Friend of Liberty,

I need your help to get the Libertarian Party on the ballot in Illinois.

The Illinois LP has developed a great slate of candidates this year. But Illinois voters won't get the chance to vote for them unless the Illinois LP gets ballot access. To do that, the state party needs our financial help, and that's why I'm sending you this email. Please make a contribution today.

Candidate Burwell in Fort Worth paper - opposes census questionnaire

Robyn Burwell, an English professor at Abilene Christian University and Libertarian candidate for Texas State Representative, District 85, is quoted in the Fort Worth Star-Telegram:

"My position, at this point, is that the only constitutional part of it is for them to do a head count," she said. "The bottom line is, I feel like the government has been trying to find ways to get information they don't necessarily need."

Read the entire article.

LP Monday Message: 2010 St. Louis Convention Early Bird Deadline March 31

March 8, 2010

Dear Friend of Liberty,

The Early Bird registration deadline for the 2010 Libertarian National Convention in St. Louis has been extended to March 31.

I hope you'll visit the registration page and purchase a discounted convention package today.

LP Monday Message: Upcoming Events

March 1, 2010

Dear Friend of Liberty,

I've been in Austin, Texas the last few days to attend the Libertarian State Leadership Alliance conference. It was a great event, well-attended by Libertarian activists and state chairs from around the country.

I'd like to share a schedule of some Libertarian Party conventions coming up over the next few months. Please click on the links for more information.

Saturday, March 6
LP Missouri State Convention

Poll: Americans think the federal government poses a threat to our rights

from CNN:

A majority of Americans think the federal government poses a threat to rights of Americans, according to a new national poll.

Fifty-six percent of people questioned in a CNN/Opinion Research Corporation survey released Friday say they think the federal government's become so large and powerful that it poses an immediate threat to the rights and freedoms of ordinary citizens. Forty-four percent of those polled disagree.

Libertarians Across US Gather in Austin for Leadership Conference

from the Libertarian Party of Texas:

Conservatives jeer Bob Barr for his principles regarding terrorist suspects

Last Friday, 2008 Libertarian presidential nominee Bob Barr spoke at the CPAC conference in Washington, DC. According to several sources, the conservative crowd booed when he said that waterboarding is torture, and that civilian trials may be preferable to military tribunals. According to the Huffington Post:

RealClearPolitics: Quiet Libertarian Victories

At RealClearPolitics.com, Jeremy Lott points that although Republicans and Democrats have been doing everything they can to grow government in recent years, we've seen some progress toward liberty on several fronts:

 

  • Campaign finance
  • Gun control
  • Energy restrictions
  • the War on Drugs

 

Read the entire article.

LP News excerpt: printable convention info and registration

[UPDATED 4/27/2010]

Below is a link to two pages from the upcoming issue of LP News, including information about the 2010 Libertarian National Convention in St. Louis, and a registration form. Feel free to print and distribute this information.

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