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LP Monday Message: Americans are upset

September 26, 2011

Dear Friend of Liberty,

This poll shows a record-high 81% of Americans are dissatisfied with how our country is being governed. Count me as one of the 81%.

Freedom would provide the best environment for job growth, economic security, innovation, and the pursuit of happiness. Libertarians know that, but not enough others know it.

Is drug legalization going mainstream?

Mainstream America may be catching up with the Libertarian Party on the issue of ending drug prohibition.

The Hill reports that legalizing marijuana is the most popular online petition currently being presented to the White House.

Also, on November 15, the Cato Institute is holding a conference titled "Ending the Global War on Drugs."

LP Monday Message: Rewarding new member recruiters

Member recruiters:

Eugene Clark, Odell, TX, 2
Brent Gernant, Waterloo, IA, 1
Brian Holtz, Los Altos Hills, CA, 1
Jillian Mack, Cincinnati, OH, 1
Duke McGonigal, Philadelphia, PA, 1
Guy McLendon, Houston, TX, 1
Mark Tavill, Carmichael, CA, 1
Matthew Watt, Los Angeles, CA, 1

Effort to kick Libertarian Moellman off ballot is dropped

According to the Louisville Courier-Journal, two Republican activists in Kentucky have dropped their lawsuit to remove Ken Moellman, the Libertarian candidate for state treasurer, from the ballot.

Videos: liberals and conservatives should consider libertarianism

Dr. Stephen Davies of the Institute for Humane Studies has made a couple of videos encouraging liberals and conservatives to become libertarians:

For liberals:

For conservatives:

LP Monday Message: Heroic Libertarian efforts

September 12, 2011

Dear Friend of Liberty,

Several Libertarian candidates and groups have made extraordinary efforts lately that I want to point out.

Libertarian Brendan Kelly gets 17% in New Hampshire

In the September 6 special election to fill a seat in the New Hampshire House of Representatives, Libertarian candidate Brendan Kelly received 17.3% of the vote. Kelly faced both a Democrat and a Republican on the ballot.

LP Monday Message: 9/11

September 5, 2011

Dear Friend of Liberty,

I hope you've had a nice summer and are enjoying a relaxing Labor Day.

The tenth anniversary of the 9/11 tragedy will be next Sunday. I am deeply sorry for those killed or hurt, their friends and family members, and others who have had to deal with the aftermath.

It's impossible to turn back time, but Libertarians have warned for decades that an aggressive foreign policy often creates resentment that may incite terrorism. Our platform states:

"3.3 International Affairs

Libertarian "Survivor" celeb Rupert Boneham may run for governor

The following text is taken from the Indiana LP website:

(Editor’s Note: By Josh Featherstone, Originally posted at his blog, Featherstone on Government. The LPIN candidate selection process takes place at our annual convention in April. LPIN Leadership and Rupert’s team will be exploring this idea further in the coming weeks.)

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