Book review: "Recarving Rushmore"

Abraham Lincoln, Bad President. Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Bad President.  Andrew Jackson: Bad President. Bill Clinton, Average President. John Tyler: Good President?!

What’s going on here?

KC Star: Will 'bailout mania' open door for LP?

The Kansas City Star newspaper today points readers to a blog entry from blogger Nick Sloan, asking "Will bailout-mania open door for Libertarians?"

Lotterman: GOP late to party on fiscal responsibility

The next time one of your Republican friends complains about Obama's spending, point him to this St. Paul Pioneer Press column by economist Edward Lotterman.  Republicans can talk about how they're "small government" and "fiscally responsible", but history says they're virtually indistinguishable from Democrats.

'Mr. Obama, give back my wallet'

A tip of the hat goes to Andrew Roth at The Club for Growth for pointing me to this, from Arnold Kling at the :

"It seems likely to me that more people oppose the auto bailout than support it, more people oppose the housing bailout than support it, more people oppose the stimulus than support it, and more people oppose the bank bailout than support it.

Press Release

For Immediate Release

California Libertarians: Budget Deal A 'Travesty'

PANORAMA CITY, Calif.  -- Libertarian Party of California Chair Kevin Takenaga issued the follow statement today regarding the budget deal agreed to this morning by the California legislature:

"The budget package passed by the California legislature this morning is an absolute travesty. It shows just how little concern the Democrats and Republicans in Sacramento have for ordinary, hard-working individuals and businesses in California.

LSLA, LNC to meet in Charleston, S.C. - You're invited to join us!


The Libertarian State Leadership Alliance (formerly LP State Chairs) will be holding its annual conference from February 27 to March 1, 2009, in Charleston, SC – and you don’t have to be a state chair to attend.  The conference is open to anyone who has an interest in the future and direction of the Libertarian Party.

Press Release

For Immediate Release

Statement of William Redpath, LNC Chair, on Councilman Ed Coleman

"I commend Ed Coleman on his courage and his recognition that the Libertarian Party is the only political party in Indiana and the United States that truly stands for limited, fiscally responsible government and real respect for civil liberties. I gratefully welcome him, as I hope to do with other elected officials who are tired of the now clearly unaffordable politics as usual, and who yearn to join 'The Party of Principle.'"

William Redpath
Libertarian National Committee

Press Release

For Immediate Release

Statement of Ed Coleman, Libertarian Indianapolis-Marion County City-County Councilmember


At-Large Republican drops GOP label, joins the Libertarian Party

INDIANAPOLIS -- Ed Coleman, Indianapolis-Marion County City-County Councilmember, released the following statement this morning on his party affiliation switch from Republican to Libertarian:

"Good morning. As an At-Large member of the Indianapolis-Marion County City-County Council, I am announcing today that I have joined the Libertarian Party.

Indianapolis councilman switches from GOP to LP

Ed Coleman, a member of the City-County Council of Indianapolis and Marion County, announced Tuesday he has switched his party affiliation from Republican to Libertarian.

"Both of the old two parties have forgotten their ties to the common man, and instead focus on power and control as elitists. I am a common man, I campaigned for the common people, and I still represent the common people; the voters and taxpayers," said Coleman in a statement released Monday by the Marion County LP.


LP North Carolina Convention


Start date: 
Friday, April 17, 2009 - 7:00pm
End date: 
Sunday, April 19, 2009 - 10:00pm
Time Zone: 


Quality Inn
Burlington, NC


2009 State Convention

The 2009 state convention will be held April 17-19 at the Quality Inn in Burlington, NC. Michael Cloud has been confirmed as our banquet speaker and he will also do a workshop Saturday afternoon on candidate training. More details will be announced here as they are available. Dr. Mike Munger is chairing the 2009 convention committee.


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