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Constitution Day links

Today is the 223rd anniversary of the adoption of the U.S. Constitution by the Constitutional Convention in 1787.

Unlike the Republican and Democratic Parties, the Libertarian Party understands the importance of the Constitution and the principles on which it is based. (Just type "Constitution" in the search box on our website and look at everything that comes up.)

In 2003, former Libertarian presidential candidate Harry Browne wrote this article about the modern failure to honor the Constitution.

Executive Director Wes Benedict appears on 'Stop Taxing Us' podcast

Wes BenedictOn September 15, LP Executive Director Wes Benedict was interviewed by the Stop Taxing Us blog about his recent warning to tea partiers. You can find the interview here.

Libertarian candidate Michael Beitler continues to poll 6%

Michael Beitler, Libertarian for U.S. Senate in North Carolina, polled 6% in this SurveyUSA poll. Beitler has maintained support at 6% in several polls since June. Beitler received support from 11% of liberals, 5% of moderates, and 5% of conservatives. He was supported by 16% of independents, 5% of Democrats, and 2% of Republicans.

Libertarians in Texas poll

According to the Texas Tribune, six Texas Libertarian candidates are polling at least 5%. Kathie Glass, running for Governor, 5% Scott Jameson, running for Lt. Governor, 5% Jon Roland, running for Attorney General, 5% James Holdar, running for Land Commissioner, 7% Rick Donaldson, running for Agriculture Commissioner, 8% Roger Gary, running for Railroad Commissioner, 6%

Libertarians polling strong in Georgia, may force runoffs

According to a WXIA TV poll, the Georgia Libertarian candidate for governor, John Monds, is getting 9% of voter support. In three races (including the governor's race), the poll indicates Libertarian candidates will hold the other candidates below 50%, requiring a runoff.

LP Monday Message: Congress burns Constitution

September 13, 2010

Dear Friend of Liberty,

Hi, I hope you had a nice weekend. The weather was absolutely beautiful here in D.C.!

We had a light mist on Sunday morning, but that kept us nice and cool as we handed out Libertarian literature at some of the 9/12 rallies in town. I was pleased that many of the people at the rallies were eager to look at our materials.

Libertarian candidate Bill Yarbrough announces endorsement from Tea Party

Bill Yarbrough is a Libertarian running for Ohio State Senate, District 3, against Republican and Democratic Party opponents. He recently announced that he has been endorsed by the Ohio Tea Party PAC.

Click here to read the announcement.

Libertarian candidate Rebecca Sink-Burris profiled in Indianapolis paper

Rebecca Sink Burris is a member of the Libertarian National Committee and our 2010 candidate for U.S. Senate in Indiana. Today the Indianapolis Star writes about her:

In November, Sink-Burris, 58, will square off against Republican political veteran Dan Coats and Democratic U.S. Rep. Brad Ellsworth, two major party heavyweights who Sink-Burris says represent more of the same -- and a major problem -- in politics.

LP Monday Message: High Unemployment on Labor Day

September 6, 2010

Dear Friend of Liberty,

It's hard to celebrate Labor Day when unemployment is 9.6 percent.

Government interference is the single biggest cause of unemployment. Minimum wage laws, OSHA, ADA, etc., etc., make it difficult both to hire and to fire workers. (And when it's difficult to fire workers, it's much less likely that they will be hired in the first place.) To reduce unemployment, we need to start repealing laws!

Libertarian Barry Hess in televised debate

Libertarian candidate Barry Hess, running for Arizona governor (against incumbent Jan Brewer), participated in a four-way televised candidate debate on September 2. Click here to watch the debate video.

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