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WashTimes: When it comes to quashing dissent, look for the union label

Today's Washington Times editorial covers a recent trend troubling Libertarians -- elected Democrats employing union violence to stamp down dissent at town hall meetings.  Click here to read the editorial, or if you live in the metro D.C. area, pick up a copy of The Washington Times.  Libertarians oppose the initiation of force to achieve political or social goals.

The Times board writes:

EDITORIAL: Look for the union label

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Libertarians to Democrats: Call off the thugs

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White House orders Dems to ‘punch back’ as union organizers attack citizens

WASHINGTON -- America’s third largest party Friday called on Democrats to end what appears to be a budding campaign of union violence targeted at citizens who differ with the White House at town hall meetings across the country.  Libertarians oppose not only the White House’s plans for government-run medicine, but the use of violence to achieve political or social goals.

CS Monitor: Libertarians troubled by Sotomayor confirmation

The Christian Science Monitor, the multiple Pulitzer Prize-winning international newspaper, highlights the Libertarian Party in its coverage of the confirmation of Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor:

Donny Ferguson of the Libertarian Party called the confirmation “a significant defeat for individual, property, and gun rights.”

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Libertarians: Sotomayor confirmation a defeat for individual, property, gun rights

WASHINGTON -- Libertarian National Committee Communications Director Donny Ferguson released the following statement Thursday, after the Senate’s 68-31 vote to confirm Second Circuit Judge Sonia Sotomayor to fill the Supreme Court seat vacated by retiring Justice David Souter:

Fox News: Libertarians take on Democrat 'war on dissent'

From FoxNews.com.

Mob Rule or Democracy in Action? Health Care Debate Focuses on Opponents Over Substance

Democrats are stepping up their campaign against opponents of health care reforms, depicting town hall audiences protesting a Democratic-sponsored bill as angry mobs duped into hostile actions by special interest groups.

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Libertarians call on Democrats to end their 'war on dissent'

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White House urges followers to report dissenters, Doggett claims LP organizing ‘mobs’

WASHINGTON -- Libertarian National Committee Communications Director Donny Ferguson released the following statement Wednesday, after Democratic National Committee Communications Director Brad Woodhouse released a statement Tuesday accusing private citizens opposed to the proposed government takeover of health care of being part of a paid, organized conspiracy against the president:

Indy Libertarians to hold school choice workshop

(Libertarians are the only party working to give parents more say in their child's education through school choice, as well as tax credits and vouchers to allow parents to "shop" for better schools with their own tax dollars.)

The Libertarian Party of Marion County, Indiana's Monthly Business Meeting well be held Tuesday, Aug. 11 at the historic 19th century Athenaeum Building, 401 East Michigan Street, downtown Indianapolis, home of the Rathskeller.

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Libertarians challenge SEIU: Why not give everyone unlimited posters?

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Union rations access to ‘free’ posters promoting government takeover

WASHINGTON -- America’s third largest party issued a challenge Tuesday to the Service Employees International Union, which is distributing free posters to activists supporting the proposed government takeover of health care.  The posters come with one catch – access to the limited supply is rationed to “only ONE poster per person and address.”

Libertarians challenged the SEIU to live up to the promises behind government-run health care and offer everyone in America unlimited access to as many posters as they want without increasing their costs.

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Libertarians decry Blue Dog deal on government-controlled health care

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Revised bill is ‘delayed-onset government control’

WASHINGTON -- America’s third largest party Tuesday criticized Blue Dog Democrat Caucus leaders for finalizing a deal with party leadership on a September vote on the proposed health care reform bill before heading back to their districts to meet with constituents.
 

Monday Message: Elected Libertarians and candidates are getting things done

Dear friend,

Wendy Jones and Mark Byrne are doing great things for liberty.

Wendy is the Libertarian candidate for the Delaware State Senate in a special election being held today.  To be honest, she’s probably not going to win today.  But what she is doing is speaking with voters on the issues they care about and letting them know how Libertarians will create jobs, cut taxes, curb spending and protect your rights.

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