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Shall we hire video producer Travis Irvine?

Dear Friend of Liberty,

We have a unique opportunity to reach out to younger prospects and recruit them to the Libertarian Party.

Help us raise $50,000 by making a donation today.

Travis Irvine recently ran for Congress in Ohio, and along with his campaign crew, generated videos that entertained and educated Libertarians and others nationwide.

You have probably seen some of them featured on our LP.org home page.

Libertarian Councilman Doug Burlison stands up for medical marijuana

Libertarian Councilman Doug Burlison has teamed up with his colleague Dan Chiles to educate the citizens of Springield, MO on the facts surrounding medical marijuana use. They have planned an event which will include an expert panel discussion and a screening of the film “What if Cannabis Cured Cancer?”

More information can be found in the press release below:

Libertarian councilman proposes removing TSA from airport

from the Indiana LP

Indianapolis City-County Councilor Ed Coleman (L) has introduced a proposal to refuse further service from the Transportation Safety Administration (TSA) at the Indianapolis airport. The airport could then hire its own security, or contract it out to a private firm.

The City-Council can recommend this change to the Indianapolis Airport Authority, an independent municipal corporation. Read the text of Proposal 337, 2010 by clicking here.

FCC Should Remain Neutral on Net Neutrality

The Federal Communications Commission chairman, Julius Genachowski, released a statement on December 1st addressing the issue of net neutrality.  The FCC has proposed several regulations that would stop internet service providers from blocking or promoting any website over another. Essentially, internet users will be able to search any website they want without discretion from broadband companies. This proposal is set for a vote on December 21st, and if passed, the FCC will be able to regulate “net neutrality.”

Research paper on libertarian psychology

Several authors have recently written an academic paper on the psychology and morality of libertarians.

Here is a link to co-author Ravi Iyer's blog on the subject. His blog includes a link to the complete paper.

Here is a quote from the abstract:

Snipes press release gets media coverage

The Libertarian Party sent this press release last Friday, December 3. It received coverage in a number of media outlets:

The Atlantic
The Washington Post
Forbes

LP Monday Message: Judge Napolitano; Maryland

December 6, 2010

Dear Friend of Liberty,

Judge Andrew Napolitano sure keeps challenging Republicans on Fox News and Fox Business News when it comes to WikiLeaks.

Watch Judge Napolitano defend the first amendment against Newt Gingrich.
[Hat tip to the Daily Paul blog.]

Too politicized to fail! by Tibor R. Machan

It may now be assumed that the only people allowed to fail in the world are athletes and some gamblers.  Businesses are not.

In Ireland, for instance, banks made bad loans and thus lost a lot of dough but no, they were not allowed to go under by the government and by its European pals.  Why?  Because economic failure is, well, not nice. People do not expect it and politicians couldn’t hide from the responsibility for it.

Libertarian candidate Pamela Brown gets historic vote total

Pamela Brown was a candidate in the November 2, 2010 election for Lieutenant Governor of California. Currently, the California Secretary of State's website shows her receiving 573,114 votes. That is the second-highest vote count in history for a Libertarian running against both a Republican and a Democrat. (The highest was Ed Clark's 1980 presidential candidacy. He received about 921,000 votes.)

The Forest, The Trees, and the TSA

by John Jay Myers

 

With all the naked viewing and groping going on, I wonder if this is the United States of America or the back room of an adult video store. We have two major problems here, the TSA and their intrusive unconstitutional invasions of our rights, and the bigger question of why are we turning into a police state.

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