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A Press Release issued by the Libertarian Party

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Record low in Congressional approval 'a dire prognosis for the future of the political establishment'

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Party says Republicans and Democrats are barely distinguishable

"Single digit approval ratings for Congress are a dire prognosis for the future of the political establishment," says Libertarian Party National Chairman William Redpath, referring to today's Rasmussen poll that gives Congress the worst approval rating since Rasmussen began tracking these numbers. 

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Libertarian Party says 'Iran should not be the new Iraq'

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Says attacking Iran would be opening Pandora's box

The Libertarian Party is calling for restraint in words and actions when dealing with Iran.  "The charged rhetoric from the Bush administration regarding Iran is very similar to that which was common in the lead up to the war with Iraq," says Libertarian Party National Chairman William Redpath, "and that's a path we do not need to travel down again."

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Party mourns passing of International Society for Individual Liberty President

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Offers gratitude for Miller's service in his work for more liberty

The Libertarian National Committee expresses our sorrow on the passing of Vince Miller, president of the International Society for Individual Liberty (ISIL).  His many accomplishments include the founding in 1980 of Libertarian International, which subsequently merged with the Society for Individual Liberty to become ISIL.  He was a champion of liberty and a good friend of the Libertarian Party; he labored tirelessly and well to build the freedom movement.

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Obama, McCain don't get free passes on gun issue

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Both candidates share questionable past on gun rights

Presidential candidates Barack Obama and John McCain both share a spotty history on gun rights and should not be granted a free pass with their recent rhetoric, says the Libertarian Party.  "McCain and Obama are no friends to the Second Amendment, despite what they now say on the campaign trail," says Libertarian Party National Chairman William Redpath.

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'Go, Bob, go!'

This is a great article on our Presidential candidate Bob Barr from Politico.  Click here to read the article by Politico's Terry Michael.

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Heller ruling a 'preservation of liberty in the United States'

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Party says firearms are distinct component of the national character

Following the Supreme Court's ruling in the case District of Columbia v. Heller, Libertarian Party spokesperson Andrew Davis called the case a "landmark victory for the preservation of liberty in the United States." 

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Obama 'sold out' liberty on FISA compromise

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Party disappointed with Obama backpedaling on FISA

The Libertarian Party condemned Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama for recently stating he does not oppose the Bush administration's program of illegally spying on U.S. citizens.  "Obama has sold out liberty in his refusal to stand up to Republicans on FISA," says Libertarian Party spokesperson Andrew Davis.

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A letter to pro-FISA Democratic Senators

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Letters sent to Senate Democrats who voted for the FISA amendments

The Libertarian Party has sent letters to 22 Democratic Senators who voted for the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act amendments in August of last year, urging them to reconsider against an upcoming Senate bill that would make those amendments permanent.  The letter was also sent to Democratic Senators who did not vote at all for the amendments.  "Given that Republicans have shown such disrespect for civil liberties and freedom in the past few years--evidenced by the fact that not a single Republican Senator voted against the FISA amendments--Dem

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Heller ruling a 'preservation of liberty in the United States'

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Party says firearms are distinct component of the national character

Following the Supreme Court's ruling in the case District of Columbia v. Heller, Libertarian Party spokesperson Andrew Davis called the case a "landmark victory for the preservation of liberty in the United States." 
 
"Firearms are a distinct component of the American national character," says Davis. "I am more than pleased to see that the Supreme Court recognizes this American tradition as an individual right and seeks to protect it as such.  Today's decision is a giant step forward in protecting the rights of millions of American gun owners."

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EU schools US on practical foreign policy with Cuba

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Libertarian Party encourages US to follow the EU's lead on Cuban policy

As the European Union prepares to lift its limited sanctions on Cuba, the Libertarian Party is encouraging the Bush administration to follow suit. "The United States could learn much from the EU's decision to lift its remaining sanctions on Cuba," says Libertarian Party spokesperson Andrew Davis.

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