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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).

Event

Libertarian Party of North Carolina 2010 Convention

When:

Start date: 
Friday, April 9, 2010 - 7:00pm
End date: 
Sunday, April 11, 2010 - 12:00pm
Time Zone: 
US/Eastern

Where:

Quality Inn
Burlington, NC 27215

Description:

The 2010 state convention will be held April 9-11 at the Quality Inn in Burlington, NC. More details will be announced here as they are available. For additional information contact Convention.

Press Release

For Immediate Release

Libertarians criticize CPAC conservatives

WASHINGTON - As the Conservative Political Action Committee (CPAC) holds its annual conference, Libertarian Party Executive Director Wes Benedict offered the following statement:

I'm sure we'll hear an awful lot about "limited government" from the mouths of CPAC politicians over the next few days. If I had a nickel every time a conservative said "limited government" and didn't mean it, I'd be a very rich man.

KFOR-TV: Oklahoma Libertarians lobby for ballot access bill

Oklahoma is known for having some of the most difficult ballot access laws in the U.S. Angelia O'Dell, chair of the Oklahoma Libertarian Party, also chairs Oklahomans for Ballot Access Reform (OBAR), a coalition trying to lower Oklahoma's extremely high ballot access hurdles.

Below, Oklahoma City's KFOR-TV covered several Libertarians at a recent OBAR protest at the state capitol.

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