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LP Monday Message: FreedomFest report

July 18, 2011

Dear Friend of Liberty,

I just returned from FreedomFest, a conference which bills itself as "The Greatest Libertarian Show on Earth!"

FreedomFest is not affiliated with the Libertarian Party, but lots of Libertarian Party members attended. There were over 2,000 people, and many organizations that support libertarian principles participated.

Libertarian candidate Brendan Kelly shows strength in New Hampshire

According to Ballot Access News, Libertarian Brendan Kelly is in good shape in his run for the New Hampshire legislature:

Libertarians Announce for Ron Paul's Congressional Seat

The following press release is from the Libertarian Party of Texas. Note, an earlier version incorrectly stated that Bob Smither received 18% of the vote in 2006.

AUSTIN, TEXAS - Within hours of Rep. Ron Paul's announcement that he will not seek re-election to Congress to focus on his bid for the Republican nomination for President, three Libertarians announced their intent to seek the Libertarian Party of Texas nomination for the seat.

LP Monday Message: Who's the top elected Libertarian?

July 11, 2011

Dear Friend of Liberty,

Who is the highest-level partisan elected Libertarian in America?

Based on population, it's Ed Coleman, an at-large Indianapolis City-County Councilor.

He's up for re-election this November and he needs your help. You can donate to his campaign here.

I donated $100 to his campaign last Saturday.

Who is Libertarian Councilor Ed Coleman?

from Libertarian Indianapolis City-County Councilor Ed Coleman

Ed Coleman was first elected to the Indianapolis City County Council in 2007 and is determined to continue working for the citizens of Indianapolis.

LP Monday Message: Independence Day

July 4, 2011

Dear Friend of Liberty,

Happy Independence Day!

I hope you're having a nice holiday, and I hope you'll have a moment today to stop and remember the significance of Independence Day.

Living in Washington, DC gives me the opportunity to see some of our nation's historical landmarks quite often. This weekend I visited the Arlington National Cemetery which includes the Tomb of the Unknowns. This evening I'm planning to watch the fireworks display at the Washington Monument.

LP Executive Director in Washington Examiner

In response to a June 26 Washington Examiner editorial by Timothy Carney, LP Executive Director Wes Benedict had this to say:

Examiner Columnist Timothy Carney was a little unfair to the Libertarian Party.

Come join in the Spirit of '76

Dear Friend of Liberty:

Two hundred and thirty-five years ago, freedom-loving Americans banded together to declare their independence from the King of Great Britain, and to proclaim to the entire world that men were not meant to be slaves to their government.

Today, the Libertarian Party champions those same ideals.

In celebration of Independence Day, and the unalienable rights our Founding Fathers put their lives at risk for, we are asking for a symbolic donation of $17.76 to help continue our new American Revolution.

The Philosophy of Liberty: Plunder

from the Foundation for a Free Society

In this follow up video to The Philosophy of Liberty: Property, we explore Frederic Bastiat's concept of Legal Plunder. Is it ever OK for government to steal your stuff and give it to someone else? Or is government just a glorified organized crime syndicate a la Tony Soprano? Does it really make sense for citizens to plunder each other like competing bands of vikings?

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