LP Monday Message: Order Declarations today

June 27, 2011

Dear Friend of Liberty,

Please order high-quality glossy color copies of the Declaration of Independence for just 5 cents each today. (Minimum $10 donation required.)

We need your order ASAP so we can get them to you by Saturday at the latest. Independence Day is next Monday!

Maryland court rules in favor of Libertarians

On June 21, a Maryland judge ruled that the Libertarian Party had submitted enough petition signatures to gain ballot access in Maryland. The state Board of Elections had previously determined that there were not enough signatures. The main issue was whether to count voters who wrote a printed name that did not perfectly match their voter registration. Read more in the Baltimore Sun.

Dept. of Education - Mark Grannis

"What should the federal government do about education? That's really easy; they should get out!"

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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.

Food Pie Chart thing - Helen Whalen-Cohen

"I just don't understand why the government is supposed to tell us what to eat."

 

Poll shows America is becoming more libertarian

A new CNN poll is making libertarian waves, as election expert and political analyst Nate Silver reports on his FiveThirtyEight Blog in the New York Times: Americans are becoming more libertarian in their basic attitudes.  The story has also been picked up by The Daily Caller and http://www.theatlanticwire.com/politics/2011

LP Monday Message: Debt limit, videos

June 20, 2011

Dear Friend of Liberty,

I just noticed this article from the Cato Institute, talking about how Republicans and Democrats are likely to use accounting tricks to pretend they're cutting spending, when they really aren't. Republicans want to give themselves some cover before they vote for more debt.

War On Drugs - Mark Grannis

"It's time to declare defeat and go home. We can't keep drugs out of prisons!"

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Libertarian Party: 40 years is enough - end the Drug War

WASHINGTON - June 17, 2011 is the 40th anniversary of America's War on Drugs. Libertarian Party Chair Mark Hinkle issued the following statement today:

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