40th anniversary of Nixon speech that led to Libertarian Party
WASHINGTON - On August 15, 1971, President Richard Nixon gave a speech announcing what would be known as his "New Economic Policy." The speech led directly to the formation of the Libertarian Party.
In the speech, Nixon announced two measures that were of particular concern to libertarians. First, a government-imposed freeze on wages and prices. Second, an end to the convertibility of dollars to gold.
Nixon said, "I am today ordering a freeze on all prices and wages throughout the United States for a period of 90 days."
Libertarians predicted Tea Party betrayal in January
WASHINGTON - On January 17, 2011, the Libertarian Party (LP) asked the 90,000 readers of its weekly email message to take a poll asking, "When will we know that Republicans successfully fooled the Tea Partiers?"
59% of respondents chose the option, "When they raise the debt limit without real spending cuts."
Libertarians: Casey Anthony gets off easy, just like Congress
WASHINGTON - Libertarian Party Chair Mark Hinkle released the following statement today:
"A lot of people feel like Casey Anthony got off easy. I feel the same way about our members of Congress.
"These folks violate their solemn oath to uphold the Constitution on a daily basis. Most of them deserve to be kicked out of office for life -- but instead, they get praised by the media, by the special interests they cater to, and others. And of course, they get to enjoy cushy government jobs.
Libertarians say Obama's Afghanistan policy is a failure
WASHINGTON - Libertarian Party Chair Mark Hinkle responded to President Obama's June 22 speech with the following comments today:
"President Obama's speech was disappointing, but not surprising. The withdrawals he announced are painfully inadequate. Obama's withdrawals, even if they are carried out as he described, will still leave about 70,000 American troops in Afghanistan, probably for years to come. The president is commander-in-chief of the military. He has the power to end the war now, and withdraw all American troops, and that's what he should do.
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