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Should more troops be sent to Afghanistan?

Yes
8% (91 votes)
Maybe
3% (31 votes)
No
90% (1078 votes)
Total votes: 1200

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Barr Condemns Newest Bailout

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Auto Bailout Will Only “Compound the Problem”

Former Congressman Bob Barr, the Libertarian Party's 2008 presidential nominee, issued a statement condemning the proposed $15-billion bailout of the auto industry apparently nearing approval in the Congress.  Barr said “the Faustian bargain” the Big 3 automakers reached with lawmakers “compounds the problem” of the massive bailouts backed by Congress and the Bush Administration, and apparently is structured so as to give the federal government a degree of involvement and control of GM, Ford, and Chrysler that the companies “will live to regret.”

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America's Largest Third Party Turns 37

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Libertarian Party founded on Dec. 11, 1971

The Libertarian Party, America's third-largest political party, is celebrating its 37th birthday. 

With the bailout, do you believe auto makers will become profitable by March 31?

Yes
2% (6 votes)
Maybe
5% (13 votes)
No
93% (269 votes)
Total votes: 288

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LP Illinois: Governor Should Resign Immediately

The Libertarian Party of Illinois (LP Illinois) condemns the recent actions of Democratic Governor Rob Blagojevich and calls for his immediate resignation for the good of the State of Illinois.

Blagojevich was arrested on December 9, 2008, accused of scheming to profit from the selling of President-Elect Barack Obama's Senate seat for cash or for a political appointment. Charges against Blagojevich were detailed in a 76-page criminal complaint.

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Logic Behind Auto Bailout: 'Insanity'

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Says only hope for the long-term viability of automakers is bankruptcy and restructuring

The nation's largest third-party is calling for Congress to strike down a measure backed by the White House that would risk at least $15 billion of taxpayer dollars to bail-out the American automotive industry.

Will the auto bailout work?

Yes
4% (8 votes)
Maybe
6% (11 votes)
No
90% (170 votes)
Total votes: 189

Another Second Amendment Victory

The U.S. Department of the Interior has recently announced a change to their firearms policy in national parks and wildlife refuges.  According to a Dec. 5 statement from the Interior, the policy update would "allow an individual to carry a concealed weapon in national parks and wildlife refuges if, and only if, the individual is authorized to carry a concealed weapon under state law in the state in which the national park or refuge is located."

Should we go back to the gold standard?

Yes
64% (194 votes)
Maybe
8% (24 votes)
No
7% (21 votes)
It would be nice, but it isn't possible
21% (62 votes)
Total votes: 301

The LP Goes to Harvard

Well, we didn't actually go to Harvard.

In doing some background research on Obama's plans for the biggest public works project since the 1950s, we talked to Harvard economist Dr. Jeffrey Miron about what this means for the economy. Here's what he said:

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