LP Chair: "Get Ready to strip for unpaid traffic ticket."
WASHINGTON – The Libertarian Party denounces a U.S. Supreme Court decision, which on Monday struck down a legal complaint by a New Jersey man who was subjected to invasive strip searches after being erroneously detained on suspicion of an unpaid fine.
The Libertarian Party warns that the 5-4 ruling, supported by conservative justices along with Anthony M. Kennedy, establishes a new judicial precedent allowing invasive searches of individuals in detention for even minor infractions or by mistake.
LP Chair to Washington- Stop Destroying Jobs So The Economy Can Grow
WASHINGTON: Libertarian National Chair, Mark Hinkle, released the following statement today:
“The Obama administration is crowing about a drop in the unemployment rate to 8.3% in February 2012. Unfortunately, a large part of the decline since the 10.0% peak reached earlier in his term is the result of people who have given up looking for work. In fact, the percentage of working-age Americans currently unemployed stands at 36.3%, the highest rate of his administration and the worst since the 1980s.
If We Want Better Health Insurance For All, Why Are We Making It Illegal?
LP Chair: If We Want Better Health Insurance For All, Why Are We Making It Illegal?
WASHINGTON -- Libertarian National Committee Chair, Mark Hinkle, released the following statement today:
“While President Obama and the Republicans in Congress spend time debating whether religious groups must provide their employees free contraceptives, a far more fundamental issue is being ignored: if we want better health insurance for all, why are we making it illegal?
Shameless, Free Infomercials for Two Guilty Parties: Obama’s State of the Union and the Republican Response
“Sponsors of even the most embarrassing, inane and fraudulent infomercials have to pay for their own air time. They can’t force TV stations to run their ads for free by threatening to shut them down.
“Through the Federal Communications Commission and other government coercion, Democratic and Republican politicians run their shameless infomercials on prime time TV free of charge. Tonight’s infomercial hand-outs were the State of the Union address and the ‘opposition’ response.
Libertarians Welcome Governor Gary Johnson to Party, Presidential Race
Today at 10:00 am MST, Governor Gary Johnson is expected to announce his candidacy and to join the Libertarian Party with Mark Hinkle, Chair at a press conference at the State Capitol in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
The event will be live streamed at the Gary Johnson for President web site.
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