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LP Monday Message: 20 Obama problems, 20 Libertarian solutions

April 25, 2011

Dear Friend of Liberty,

We're a little over halfway through President Obama's term, and I wanted to send a reminder of the "top ten disasters" from his first year, plus ten newer problems, and how Libertarians would avoid or solve these problems.

1. Cash for Clunkers

LNC members see Atlas Shrugged movie

Atlas Shrugged, the movie, was released last Friday, April 15. A group of LNC members and staff went to see the opening of the movie last Friday in Washington, D.C.

The response seemed fairly positive. LNC Chairman Mark Hinkle had previously made the following comments after seeing an early screening of the film:

LP Monday Message: Tax Day Condolences

April 18, 2011

Dear Friend of Liberty,

Today is Tax Day.

Rather than procrastinate by filing my taxes at the last minute, I filed for my extension several days ago.

I find the whole process of tracking, organizing and reporting tax information to be such an unpleasant task. It's not just the labor that goes into it, but the knowledge that the government uses financial levers to manipulate my behavior and complicate my life, as well as take my resources and squander them on wars and government programs that should not exist.

Video of Libertarians in northeast Texas

John Jay Myers, the new Membership Director of the Texas LP, traveled to northeast Texas on April 11 and talked to some Libertarian activists. He made this video:

Link to the video at YouTube.

LP Monday Message: Candidates and elected Libertarians

April 11, 2011

Dear Friend of Liberty,

Since the beginning of March, we've had eight Libertarians elected or re-elected to office.

Two of the most prominent winners were Andrew Gray, who was just elected to the city council of Topeka, Kansas, and Doug Burlison, who was just re-elected to the city council of Springfield, Missouri.

See our entire list here. If you know of a Libertarian serving in elected office who is not listed, please let us know.

Libertarians elected on April 5

Five Libertarian candidates were elected in nonpartisan municipal elections on Tuesday, April 5, 2011.

In Kansas, Andrew Gray was elected to the Topeka City Council, District 8 with 62.5% of the vote, defeating the incumbent. Topeka is the fourth-largest city in Kansas.

In Illinois, three Libertarians were elected:

Steve Hellin was elected to the O'Fallon District 90 School Board. Seven candidates ran for three seats, and Hellin placed third.

Libertarian Andrew Gray elected to Topeka City Council

Andrew Gray was elected to the city council of Topeka, Kansas on April 5. Gray is the State Chair of the Libertarian Party of Kansas.

Read the article in the Topeka Capital-Journal.

Gray beat the incumbent councilman, despite being outspent in the campaign.

Gray ran for Kansas Governor last November, and received 2.7% of the vote. (That was the third-highest percentage among the 20 Libertarians who ran for governor last November.)

LP Monday Message: John Stossel video - Libertarian

April 4, 2011

Dear Friend of Liberty,

John Stossel, the famous reporter from "20/20," now has his own show on Fox Business. He recently taped a show at the International Students For Liberty Conference at George Washington University in Washington, D.C.

Here's a quote from the segment, "What Does it Mean to Be a Libertarian?", as Stossel speaks to the students:

FreedomFest discount extended to May 1 for LP members

The organizers of FreedomFest have extended the Early Bird registration discount until May 1, 2011 for Libertarian Party members. With the discount, registration is $395 per person and $595 per couple.

To get the discount, LP members are asked to call 1-866-266-5101, and mention that you're an LP member.

LP Monday Message: Atlas Shrugged, Stossel, scholarships

March 28, 2011

Dear Friend of Liberty,

The movie "Atlas Shrugged: Part 1" will be opening on April 15. View comments from Libertarian Terry Floyd.

The Libertarian National Committee will be meeting during the weekend of April 15-17 in the Washington, DC area, and members plan to attend the opening night of the movie.

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