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LP Monday Message: Memorial Day and Harry Browne

May 30, 2011

Dear Friend of Liberty,

Today, Memorial Day, millions commemorate fellow Americans who have served in our military and fallen in wars.

Addressing Memorial Day can be complicated for Libertarians, not because we don't love freedom and recognize that many have sacrificed their lives, but because we have opposed many of the policies that we feel have unnecessarily--even wrongly--put American soldiers in harm's way.

Noted Libertarian activist and Advocates Vice Chair George Schwappach passes away

The following is from LNC member Dr. James Lark:

George Schwappach passed away in early May. I have lost a friend and colleague, the Advocates has lost one of our "founding fathers," and the liberty movement has lost a great champion.

Join "Why We Left the Left"

The following is from Utah Libertarian activist Tom Garrison.

My name is Tom Garrison. I am putting together a book tentatively titled Why We Left the Left. I am looking to enlist folks who publicly identified with the left/liberalism at one point in their lives and have since evolved into libertarians. In an era wherein political divisions have hardened, it is instructive (and interesting) to read the stories of those who abandoned the left/liberalism and turned to the “free minds and free markets” of libertarianism.

LP Monday Message: Send 3 best LP photos

May 23, 2011

Dear Friend of Liberty,

We're looking for high-quality photos to use in LP News, on LP.org, and in our brochures.

Please email three high-quality digital photos to us by replying to this email or by sending an email to info@lp.org. Please do the following:

LP makes front page of FEC newsletter - for suing the FEC

The May 2011 issue of the Federal Election Commission's newsletter, The Record, is available here.

It features the Libertarian Party's March 17, 2011 lawsuit over bequeathed donations.

LP Monday Message: Videos and Indiana candidates

May 16, 2011

Dear Friend of Liberty,

The Indianapolis Star reported on the May 14 nomination of 16 candidates by the Libertarian Party of Marion County for Indianapolis City-County Council. Read the article.

Among the candidates is incumbent Ed Coleman, who currently serves on the City-County Council as a Libertarian.

LP Headquarters is putting together a series of short videos addressing issues. Below are two of them:

LP Monday Message: Take Afghanistan withdrawal poll

May 9, 2011

Dear Friend of Liberty,

We just started a new poll on LP.org. Please take the poll.

Here's what it says:

After hearing the news that Osama bin Laden was killed, what are your feelings about the War in Afghanistan?

Reason Foundation poll

The Reason Foundation and Arthur N. Rupe Foundation recently collaborated on a public opinion poll. According to its website, the Reason Foundation "advances a free society by developing, applying, and promoting libertarian principles, including individual liberty, free markets, and the rule of law."

Here are a few of the poll results that may be of interest to Libertarians:

Libertarians hold candidate forum in Austin, Texas

The Travis County Libertarian Party held an Austin City Council candidate forum on April 27, 2011. The election will be on May 14.

 

One of the candidates, Kris Bailey, is a Libertarian.

Read more about the forum here.

LP Monday Message: Burnout

May 2, 2011

Dear Friend of Liberty,

Last Saturday I spoke at the LP Minnesota state convention. I enjoyed my time at the convention, and I'd like to thank them for hosting me.

Below are two questions I was asked after my speech, along with my responses. (The questions and my responses are not verbatim, and may be embellished with a few phrases I wish I had thought of at the time!)

Question 1: Is burnout a problem when Libertarians continually receive single-digit percentages?

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