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Kathie Glass

Governor,

Election Date: February 24, 2010

Location

Houston, TX

Phone: 713-467-2989
Web: http://www.kathie4guv.com

Event

The 2010 Libertarian Party of Virginia State Convention

When:

Start date: 
Saturday, March 6, 2010 - 8:30am
End date: 
Saturday, March 6, 2010 - 5:00pm
Time Zone: 
US/Eastern

Where:

Fairview Park Marriott
Falls Church, VA 22042

Description:

The 2010 Libertarian Party of Virginia State Convention will take place on Saturday, March 6, at the Fairview Park Marriott in Falls Church.  The hotel is located at 3111 Fairview Park Drive in Falls Church.

TODAY IS THE LAST DAY to send in "Early Bird" reduced-rate registrations.

If you are a member of the LPVa, by now you should have received a mailing that includes this information and a registration form.  The materials are also available online:

      

Conservatives jeer Bob Barr for his principles regarding terrorist suspects

Last Friday, 2008 Libertarian presidential nominee Bob Barr spoke at the CPAC conference in Washington, DC. According to several sources, the conservative crowd booed when he said that waterboarding is torture, and that civilian trials may be preferable to military tribunals. According to the Huffington Post:

RealClearPolitics: Quiet Libertarian Victories

At RealClearPolitics.com, Jeremy Lott points that although Republicans and Democrats have been doing everything they can to grow government in recent years, we've seen some progress toward liberty on several fronts:

 

  • Campaign finance
  • Gun control
  • Energy restrictions
  • the War on Drugs

 

Read the entire article.

LP News excerpt: printable convention info and registration

[UPDATED 4/27/2010]

Below is a link to two pages from the upcoming issue of LP News, including information about the 2010 Libertarian National Convention in St. Louis, and a registration form. Feel free to print and distribute this information.

Which expensive government project do you support the most?

The trillion-dollar wars in Iraq and Afghanistan
7% (440 votes)
The War on Drugs
2% (120 votes)
Building border fences
19% (1160 votes)
Social Security and Medicare
15% (915 votes)
None of the above. Cut spending on all of them.
58% (3605 votes)
Total votes: 6240

Scott Brown supports jobs bill; Joe Kennedy would not have

We learned today that the new Republican senator from Massachusetts, Scott Brown, plans to vote with Democrats in favor of a big-government jobs bill. It's too bad Massachusetts voters missed the opportunity to elect Libertarian Joe Kennedy.

LP Monday Message: Happy birthday, President Washington!

February 22, 2010

Dear Friend of Liberty,

As you might know, today is the 278th birthday of George Washington. I expect you agree that Washington had an excellent attitude about the office of the presidency (he had a pretty humble view of that office) and about government in general.

When I look at our current president, his policies and ambitions, I am of course very saddened by how far our country has descended from Washington's vision.

Here are a few quotes attributed to George Washington:

Ohio Libertarians get coverage by fielding candidates

On February 20, the Columbus Dispatch wrote an article about the efforts of the Ohio Libertarian Party:

The party that advocates the small -- small taxes, small government, small infringements on personal freedom -- is trying to grow up and play with the big boys.

Florida LP Candidate Alex Snitker Gets Second Place in Straw Poll

Alex Snitker, the Libertarian Party's candidate for Florida's U.S. Senate seat, recently got second place in a large straw poll at a local tea party event.  Snitker was able to give a speech, as well as make a TV appearance on the local news channel (http://www.wftv.com/news/22559424/detail.html).

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