When ultra-right Republican Sharron Angle won the GOP primary in Nevada on June 8, a number of Tea Party types were crowing about it, and heralding her victory as a harbinger of things to come. Even some libertarians, who should know better, were proclaiming Angle's victory as “proof” that liberty lovers should work within the GOP to achieve Freedom in Our Time, or at least nudge us in that direction.
A Rasmussen Reports poll released today says that 43% of Americans support legalizing marijuana, while 42% are opposed. Additionally, 75% of respondents favored the legalization of doctor-prescribed marijuana. The Libertarian Party sides with mainstream America on this issue. The LP has supported legalizing marijuana for decades.
Recently, there has been uproar over plans to build an Islamic cultural center blocks away from Ground Zero in New York City. While the city council and Mayor Bloomberg are in favor of this project, conservative leaders such as Sarah Palin and other media pundits criticize its location by stating it's “ too raw, too real.”
Libertarian Party of Ohio State Executive Committee Meeting
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