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LNC interns attend school choice rally

On September 30, 2009, several Libertarian Party interns went to the "Save
School Choice Rally" at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C.  The rally
was organized to show support for the D.C. Opportunity Scholarship
Program, a voucher program for residents of the District of Columbia.  If
continued, the program would give parents a scholarship for their
children, allowing them to remove their children from the D.C. public
school system and send them to a school of their choice. However, in

LP Monday Message: LNC members are on the trail

October 5, 2009

Dear Friend of Liberty,

I've been serving as the LP's Executive Director for about ten weeks now. While I do spend some time on visible things like blog postings or writing email broadcasts like this one, I've also spent a lot of my time on unseen things like database improvement and fundraising. I think our staff is making good progress in these areas, and I will have specific numbers to report in the near future.

LNC members on the trail

The following is a partial calendar of upcoming speaking engagements and other activities of members of the Libertarian National Committee (LNC).

LNC members are listed here. You may contact them directly for more information.

Week of October 5-9, time and date to be determined
Stewart Flood may testify at an FCC hearing "against the need for government involvement in broadband expansion and against the need for a 'diversity czar' and a 'fairness doctrine.'"

LP Monday Message: Reagan not serious about cutting government, says Redpath

September 28, 2009

Dear Friend of Liberty,

During the 2008 primary, many Republican presidential candidates claimed to be like former President Ronald Reagan. This was apparently intended to mean that they supported small government. I recently listened again to this speech promoting free enterprise, which Ronald Reagan gave in 1977 (before he was elected president).

LP Monday Message: Libertarians want to end, not escalate, war in Afghanistan

September 21, 2009

Dear Friend of Liberty,

You may have heard today's prominent news stories about President Obama's military commander in Afghanistan, Stanley McChrystal, and his request to greatly increase the presence of U.S. armed forces there.

The Libertarian Party opposes this plan. We want to end the war, not escalate it.

In September 2008, the Libertarian National Committee adopted this resolution:

Libertarian Party quoted in product safety article

Excerpt from a Sep. 18 Foxnews.com article:

"It's absurd when nanny-state bureaucrats want to regulate things we buy at mom-and-pop shops or second-hand stores," Wes Benedict, executive director of the Libertarian National Committee, told FOXNews.com. "Consumer product safety is best left to a free market where suppliers can compete based on reputation and track records.

Texas newspaper discusses Libertarian alternative

Excerpt from the Brownsville Herald:

Several other political parties exist, although most of them are single-issue groups like the Green Party, America First Party and the U.S. Marijuana Party.

Some, however, do offer comprehensive philosophies that can be applied to all aspects of life and government.

Illinois LP says voters should pick university board

From the Illinois LP:

A recent in-depth investigation by the Chicago Tribune revealed that over 800 undergraduate admissions applications to the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana (”U of I”) received preferential treatment, as well as did dozens of graduate and law school applicants. The investigation also revealed that contacts of several politicians, generous donors and university trustees received preferential treatment in admissions.

Elected Libertarian leads repeal of anti-homosexual law in Missouri

From Doug Burlison, Libertarian city councilmember in Springfield, Missouri:

On September 8, at my urging, our City Council (of which I am a member) repealed a local ordinance that prohibited homosexuals from "soliciting" each other. In other words, it was O.K. to put the "heterosexual moves" on a member of the opposite sex, but if you're gay, any talk about sex could've invited punitive measures...until now.

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