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LP Monday Message: Libertarians march in 9/12 protest

September 14, 2009

Dear Friend of Liberty,

Several LP headquarters interns and staffers marched in the big 9/12 DC protest on Saturday. We carried a sign pointing out that Republicans are to blame for oversized government, not just Democrats. Take a look at our blog post.

LP volunteer intern Krista Zerby commented, "It was surprising to hear from so many people who are dissatisfied with both the Republican and Democratic parties and made comments about how they now think the Libertarian Party is the way to go. We also had some great dialogue with others who were not familiar with the Libertarian Party but wanted to learn more."

On another topic, President Obama is speaking today on Wall Street about how he wants the federal government to increase regulation of financial institutions. It's the usual story: the government causes lots of problems with its interventions into private markets, then blames the private sector, then demands more government intrusion to solve the problems. We know better -- increased government intervention will just stifle financial markets and cause even more problems down the road. If you want to call your congressman and remind him or her of that, that's not a bad idea.

You may have heard that President Obama also slapped a 35% tariff on Chinese tires over the weekend. That is bad news. We need free trade, not protectionist trade wars.

With your help, we can get the word out about the right medicine for America's ills: shrinking government and expanding freedom.

Sincerely,

Wes Benedict
Executive Director
Libertarian National Committee

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