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LP Monday Message: On civil liberties, Obama is worse than Bush

August 2, 2010

Dear Friend of Liberty,

Last week it was reported that the Obama Administration wants to give the FBI power to force internet companies to reveal information about their users' internet activities: things like who they send email to, times and dates of emails, and maybe also information about their web browser activity.

Even worse, they want the FBI to be able to demand this information without a warrant!

LP Monday Message: If Libertarians save one life

July 26, 2010

Dear Friend of Liberty,

The War in Afghanistan has dragged on for almost nine years. According to the Washington Post, there have been 1,189 American military deaths, which is more than two per week.

And of course, today's big news about WikiLeaks raises a lot of questions about whether we've been honestly told how badly the war is going.

Executive director Wes Benedict appears with congressional candidate Irvine

Libertarian candidate Travis Irvine, running for Congress in Ohio, has made several campaign videos. This one features LP executive director Wes Benedict:

Poll says more support legalizing marijuana than oppose

A Rasmussen Reports poll released today says that 43% of Americans support legalizing marijuana, while 42% are opposed. Additionally, 75% of respondents favored the legalization of doctor-prescribed marijuana. The Libertarian Party sides with mainstream America on this issue. The LP has supported legalizing marijuana for decades.

Candidates Redpath and Bain featured in Virginia Examiner

The Roanoke Civil Liberties Examiner interviews Libertarian congressional candidates William Redpath here and here, and Stuart Bain here and http://www.examiner.com/x-53247-Roanoke-Civ

Students for Liberty: Is “Conservative” a Dirty Word?

From Students for Liberty:

Is “Conservative” a Dirty Word?

by Clark Ruper

Florida candidate Snitker viewed most favorably by liberals, moderates

A recent poll from Public Policy Polling says that Libertarian Alex Snitker, running for U.S. Senate in Florida, is viewed favorably by 24% of liberals, 24% of moderates, and 4% of conservatives. Snitker polls at 3% or 4% overall, depending on which Democratic Party candidate is included. He is supported by 2% of Democrats, 3% of Republicans, and 7-8% of "Independent/Other" voters.

LP Monday Message: Feds, stop harassing the Campaign for Liberty!

July 19, 2010

Dear Friend of Liberty,

The Federal Election Commission is harassing and maybe even threatening to silence the Campaign for Liberty.

This is an attack on free speech and an attack on another organization working to promote freedom.

All charges dropped in Stagliano trial

The Washington Post and Politico.com report that all criminal charges against pornographer John Stagliano were dismissed yesterday, July 16.

The Libertarian Party issued this press release on July 15.

Irvine polls 10%, releases video starring hyperactive "government grant guru"

According to the National Journal, a recent poll shows Libertarian congressional candidate Travis Irvine getting 10% support. Irvine is running in Ohio's 12th District.

Irvine's campaign has released a web video featuring "government grant guru" Matthew Lesko:

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