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A previous LP.org blog posting by an LP staffer may have given some the impression a reporter for the Politico newspaper had claimed a controversial current issue was being promoted by the Libertarian Party.  He did not.

The reporter was referring to activists associated with websites unrelated to the Libertarian Party.  He was not referring to the Libertarian Party, nor disparaging those who self-identify as libertarians.

"If they can't administer a program like this, I'd be a little concerned about my health insurance"

The Obama administration's much-ballyhood "cash for clunkers" program, which makes new car ownership a welfare entitlement by offering Americans money to buy new fuel-efficient cars in exhange for certain older, less efficient model, will be suspended at midnight after higher-than-expected demand tapped out its funds.

Libertarian councilman fights for those he serves

Councilman Mark Byrne, a Libertarian running for re-election to the Port Huron, Mich. city council, laid out his pro-jobs, pro-tax relief, pro-fiscal responsibilty agenda for voters at a July 29 candidate forum.

Counciman Byrne said he would like to see the decrease and, potentially, elimination of city's property tax, which would increase the number of businesses in Port Huron and offer more jobs for citizens.

In interviews with the Port Huron Times Herald, Libertarian Councilman Byrne also shared his views on:

New LP Executive Director, Wes Benedict, Asking For Help

From the desk of Wes Benedict:

Dear Friend of Liberty,

I am excited and honored to have been hired as the new Executive Director of the Libertarian Party at our headquarters in Washington, DC.

Q&A: Libertarian Gwendolyn "Wendy" Jones

The Wilmington News Journal sat down for a question and answer session with Wendy Jones, the Libertarian nominee for state senate in an Aug. 3 special election.  Wendy shares with voters how Libertarians will cut taxes, create jobs, fight crime, protect personal freedoms and improve our schools.

Click here to learn more about Libertarian Wendy Jones.  Her campaign website is here.

Free Market Healthcare Saves the Day… again

By: Matthew O’Brien

    In an age where healthcare coverage has become a nationally divisive issue, insurance is becoming more difficult than ever to acquire, and socialized medicine is looming on the horizon, Remote Area Medical (RAM) has proven that there is still hope in free market healthcare. RAM, an organization solely funded by private and corporate donors, travels all over the globe providing healthcare free of charge to those in critical need, but unable to afford expensive medical procedures due to unfortunate circumstances.

Americans rejecting goverment-run health care plan

A poll released today by the independent, non-partisan polling firm of Rasmussen Reports find more good news for advocates of affordable, accessible health care delivered without government control.

By whopping margins, independent Americans oppose President Obama's proposal for government-run health care.

Examiner: Force the Fed into the sunlight

Today's Washington Examiner editorial lends support to an issue libertarians have pressed for years -- bringing transparency and accountability to the Federal Reserve.

Click here to read the editorial, or if you live in the metro D.C. area pick up a free copy of The ExaminerThe Examiner editorializes, in part:

Americans still love the free market

Columnist Tim Carney, writing in The Washington Examiner, finds that reports of the death of the free market may have been premature.

Click here to read Carney's blog entry in its entirely, or if you live in the metro D.C. area, pick up a copy of The Examiner.  Carney writes, in part:

“Birthers” the Libertarian Fringe?

     Recently, some elements of the right have been pressing the Obama birth certificate issue into the public light. Most notably, a segment on Lou Dobbs has added fuel to the fire by legitimizing their claims in the mainstream media. Chris Matthews featured a segment where Ken Vogel of Politico claims that the libertarian fringe are pressing the issue.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y84vLIwQRhM

In my estimation however, the birther issue has been more of a Constitution Party issue than a Libertarian one.

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