Google+

Wes Benedict's blog

The Statue of Liberty after 125 years - by LPNY Chair Mark Axinn

Lady Liberty was dedicated at a ceremony presided over by President Grover Cleveland 125 years ago today after New York's first ever ticker-tape parade.
 
She sits in a harbor approximately five miles from me and has welcomed millions and millions of immigrants to our shores since 1886.
 

Ed Thompson, noted Wisconsin Libertarian, passes away

Ed ThompsonWe have received news that Ed Thompson, a noted Wisconsin Libertarian, died of pancreatic cancer today at the age of 66.

Ed Thompson was the 2002 Libertarian Party candidate for Wisconsin Governor, receiving 11% of the vote. He also served as Mayor of Tomah, Wisconsin, and later ran for office as a Republican. Ed's brother, Tommy Thompson, a Republican, was 42nd Governor of Wisconsin and a current candidate for U.S. Senate.

Videos of the 2011 Libertarian State Leadership Alliance Conference

On August 19, 2011, Libertarian leaders gathered in Columbus, Ohio for the 2011 Libertarian State Leadership Alliance conference (LSLA). Below are videos from the conference.

Ten years after 9-11

September 11, 2011 marks the ten year anniversary of the 9-11 tragedy. I am deeply sorry for those killed or hurt.

Reason Alert - Poll Finds Opportunity for a Third-Party Candidate

Reason Alert - August 26, 2011

- Reason-Rupe Poll Finds Opportunity for a Third-Party Candidate
- Liberating Libya
- John Stossel: Almost Everything We're Taught Is Wrong
- New at Reason

Reason-Rupe Poll Finds Opportunity for a Third-Party Candidate

Videos: The Case for the Libertarian Party - 2011 FreedomFest

Libertarian Party leaders present "The Case for the Libertarian Party" at Freedom Fest 2011. Speakers: Mark Hinkle, LNC Chair; Wes Benedict, LNC Executive Director; Ed Coleman, Indianapolis Councilor.

The Tea Party's Over fundraising letter

"Many people give Libertarians, along with Congressman Ron Paul, credit for starting the Tea Party movement. I believe the first modern Tea Party was in Austin, Texas on December 16, 2007. I was there."

That's in the opening of a recent fundraising letter the Libertarian Party sent to our donors. That letter generated a lot of feedback--some of it positive, some negative.

Final reminder: 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.

Pages

Subscribe to RSS - Wes Benedict's blog
Subscribe to RSS - Wes Benedict's blog