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LP Monday Message: What do you want from Santa Claus?

December 20, 2010

Dear Friend of Liberty,

Our world faces serious issues, and we'll get back to those shortly.

On a lighter note, we've put a new poll on our website:

What do YOU want from Santa Claus this year?

LP Monday Message: Republicans jack up government spending

December 13, 2010

Dear Friend of Liberty,

I'm sure you've seen the media reports of how President Obama and the Republicans are making deals for big increases in government spending (while keeping tax rates very high). Ethanol subsidies, more unfunded unemployment spending, etc.

Shall we hire video producer Travis Irvine?

Dear Friend of Liberty,

We have a unique opportunity to reach out to younger prospects and recruit them to the Libertarian Party.

Help us raise $50,000 by making a donation today.

Travis Irvine recently ran for Congress in Ohio, and along with his campaign crew, generated videos that entertained and educated Libertarians and others nationwide.

You have probably seen some of them featured on our LP.org home page.

Libertarian councilman proposes removing TSA from airport

from the Indiana LP

Indianapolis City-County Councilor Ed Coleman (L) has introduced a proposal to refuse further service from the Transportation Safety Administration (TSA) at the Indianapolis airport. The airport could then hire its own security, or contract it out to a private firm.

The City-Council can recommend this change to the Indianapolis Airport Authority, an independent municipal corporation. Read the text of Proposal 337, 2010 by clicking here.

Research paper on libertarian psychology

Several authors have recently written an academic paper on the psychology and morality of libertarians.

Here is a link to co-author Ravi Iyer's blog on the subject. His blog includes a link to the complete paper.

Here is a quote from the abstract:

Snipes press release gets media coverage

The Libertarian Party sent this press release last Friday, December 3. It received coverage in a number of media outlets:

The Atlantic
The Washington Post
Forbes

LP Monday Message: Judge Napolitano; Maryland

December 6, 2010

Dear Friend of Liberty,

Judge Andrew Napolitano sure keeps challenging Republicans on Fox News and Fox Business News when it comes to WikiLeaks.

Watch Judge Napolitano defend the first amendment against Newt Gingrich.
[Hat tip to the Daily Paul blog.]

Libertarian candidate Pamela Brown gets historic vote total

Pamela Brown was a candidate in the November 2, 2010 election for Lieutenant Governor of California. Currently, the California Secretary of State's website shows her receiving 573,114 votes. That is the second-highest vote count in history for a Libertarian running against both a Republican and a Democrat. (The highest was Ed Clark's 1980 presidential candidacy. He received about 921,000 votes.)

LP Monday Message: David Nolan remembered

November 29, 2010

Dear Friend of Liberty,

I hope you had a nice Thanksgiving. Even with the elections recently over, we've had a busy couple of weeks.

Our Libertarian National Committee had a productive meeting in New Orleans on November 20-21. It was a shock to us to learn shortly after the meeting that Libertarian Party co-founder David Nolan had passed away that weekend.

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