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ISIL Conference in Vulcano, Sicily in August

The International Society for Individual Liberty will hold its 2011 ISIL World Conference on the island of Vulcano, off the coast of Sicily, on August 29-September 2. A post-conference tour of the island will also be available.

Former Hawaii LP State Chair, Ken Schoolland, author of the international best-seller, The Adventures of Jonathan Gullible, will be a featured speaker. LNC At-Large Member, Dr. Mary Ruwart, author of the award-winning libertarian primer, Healing Our World, will also share the podium with speakers from all over the world.

A Troubling Disrespect for Religious Toleration by Anthony Gregory

If there is any American principle I have taken for granted since I was a little boy, it is freedom of religion. And indeed, this is one area where the United States comes close to living up to its professed values. Most of the world has state-sanctioned religions and churches. In the United States, ever since the American Revolution and even before, the doctrines of religious liberty have animated the nation’s political ideals.

Libertarian candidate Brendan Kelly shows strength in New Hampshire

According to Ballot Access News, Libertarian Brendan Kelly is in good shape in his run for the New Hampshire legislature:

Debt - Mark Grannis

 "We think we want our stuff so bad that we're willing to have our kids pay for it later."

Libertarians Announce for Ron Paul's Congressional Seat

The following press release is from the Libertarian Party of Texas. Note, an earlier version incorrectly stated that Bob Smither received 18% of the vote in 2006.

AUSTIN, TEXAS - Within hours of Rep. Ron Paul's announcement that he will not seek re-election to Congress to focus on his bid for the Republican nomination for President, three Libertarians announced their intent to seek the Libertarian Party of Texas nomination for the seat.

LP Monday Message: Who's the top elected Libertarian?

July 11, 2011

Dear Friend of Liberty,

Who is the highest-level partisan elected Libertarian in America?

Based on population, it's Ed Coleman, an at-large Indianapolis City-County Councilor.

He's up for re-election this November and he needs your help. You can donate to his campaign here.

I donated $100 to his campaign last Saturday.

Who is Libertarian Councilor Ed Coleman?

from Libertarian Indianapolis City-County Councilor Ed Coleman

Ed Coleman was first elected to the Indianapolis City County Council in 2007 and is determined to continue working for the citizens of Indianapolis.

Rights - Mark Grannis

 "Strong property rights, even at the local level, are a great way to restore neighborliness."

Guns - Helen Whalen-Cohen

"There are safe ways to use guns. And, if someone's not going to use a gun in a safe way, a law won't stop them."

Flat Taxes Won’t Restore Our Global Competitiveness by William F. Shughart II

LOGAN, Utah—Over the past decade or so, China’s policy of export-led growth has triggered double-digit economic gains, leading some commentators to predict that the Chinese economy—already second-largest in the world—would soon eclipse our own.

Meanwhile, beginning with the popping of the real estate bubble five years ago, the United States slid into recession. Although the National Bureau of Economic Research found that the slump ended in June 2009, the recovery has remained weak, with unemployment still hovering around 10 percent.

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