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.


2009 Missouri LP Convention


Start date: 
Saturday, April 18, 2009 - 9:00am
End date: 
Saturday, April 18, 2009 - 6:00pm
Time Zone: 


Truman Hotel and Conference Center
Jefferson City, MO


2009 Missouri Libertarian Party Convention

The Missouri Libertarian Party 2009 State Convention will be held at the Truman
Hotel and Conference Center in Jefferson City, MO Saturday April 18th.

The convention sessions focus on county organizations, campus organizations and
candidates. The Missouri LP State Committee will meet in the afternoon to elect
officers, amend the platform and bylaws, and elect the Executive Committee.

Keynote Speaker: Mike Jingozian, candidate for the 2008 LP Presidential

Polling on 'porkulus': It's no change, and Americans aren't believing in it.

As more polling numbers roll in, it's not looking any better for the Obama administration.

Despite Friday's passage of the president's package of wealth transfers and expanded spending, Rasmussen reports today only 38 percent of voters think it will help the economy.  That means faith in the $1.1 trillion Obama spending bill measures at the roughly same percentage as that of Americans who believe in ghosts and astrology.

$196K in tax money for statues of dogs doing, well...

With California is skidding through a state budget crisis and careening into a head-on collision with bankruptcy, taxpayers are angrier than ever at their free-spending Republican governor, Democrat Assembly and local governments.

This isn't going to help.

"Artist Scott Donahue of Emeryville, Calif., was paid $196,000 by Berkeley's public arts program to create two large statues, which feature small, artistic medallions that show dogs doing what dogs do best.

Cost of 'stimulus' rises to over $3.27 TRILLION

Since a government program is the closest you can get to eternal life, Congressman Paul Ryan asked the Congressional Budget Office to estimate the costs of extending just 20 of the most "popular" programs in the Obama government expansion bill to a total of just ten years.

The non-partisan CBO finds the total cost rises to over $3.27 trillion.  That's $3,270,000,000,000.00. 

And that's only for ten years, not the additional decades all those programs will go on for.

And it assumes every other program in the bill vanishes and never comes back.

Caterpillar CEO contradicts Obama on 'stimulus'

If I were wearing a hat, I'd tip it to Don Irvine at Accuracy In Media for pointing me to this interesting development from ABC News.  For weeks President Obama has claimed his "stimulus" plan allows manufacturers like Caterpillar to stop layoffs and immediately re-hire laid off workers.  Obama even traveled to the company's factory in Peoria, Ill. today to pitch his $1.1 trillion welfare-and-spending plan.

Obama loses YET ANOTHER Cabinet nominee

Commerce Secretary nominee Judd Gregg, a U.S. Senator from New Hampshire, has withdrawn his name from consideration for the post.

Citing the Obama administration's proposal to take the Census (which determines House representation) out of the hands of the Commerce Department and give it to White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel, as well as the out-of-control costs of Barack Obama's $1.1 trillion "stimulus plan" and $9.7 trillion total costs in proposed bailouts, increased spending and welfare transfers, Gregg informed the White House he was no longer interested in serving.


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