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Obama inaugural's "carbon footprint" five times larger than a coal-fired power plant.

Even though Obama proposes job-destroying tax hikes on employers who emit carbon dioxide, the Institute for Liberty reports his $170 million inauguration had a total "carbon footprint" of 575,000,000 pounds.

According to the EPA, the average American coal-fired power plant produces 10,237,509,070 pounds of CO2 per year. That's 112,191,880 pounds of CO2 every four days.

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For Immediate Release

Libertarian Party Congratulates President Barack Obama

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America's Third-Largest Political Party Comments on Obama's Inauguration as the 44th President of the United States

“Congratulations to President Barack Obama on his inauguration as the 44th President of the United States," says Libertarian Party National Chairman William Redpath. "I think all Americans ultimately want what libertarians want—peace, prosperity and freedom.  If President Obama and the 111th and 112th Congresses succeed in bringing us all that, they will truly be heroes to this nation."

Are you optimistic about the Obama administration?

Yes
18% (165 votes)
Maybe
15% (137 votes)
No
66% (592 votes)
Total votes: 894

Bush Gets Ramos/Compean Commutation Right

When Border Agents Ignacio Ramos and Jose Compean were arrested and convicted for crimes surrounding the 2005 shooting of drug smuggler Osvaldo Aldrete Davila, they became a symbol of the immigration problems facing the United States. They were given a prison sentence of more than 10 years for what some believed to be them "just doing their job," causing conservatives to scream for a pardon from President George Bush. 

Do you plan to watch the Inauguration?

Yes
28% (97 votes)
Maybe
10% (33 votes)
No
62% (214 votes)
Total votes: 344

Press Release

For Immediate Release

Barr: No Defending DOMA

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Article Originally Published in the LA Times

In 1996, as a freshman member of the House of Representatives, I wrote the Defense of Marriage Act, better known by its shorthand acronym, DOMA, than its legal title. The law has been a flash-point for those arguing for or against same-sex marriage ever since President Clinton signed it into law. Even President-elect Barack Obama has grappled with its language, meaning and impact.

I can sympathize with the incoming commander in chief. And, after long and careful consideration, I have come to agree with him that the law should be repealed.

Say 'Yes' to Sweatshops

"But, sweatshops are evil!" you say.

Tell that to the kids collecting plastic out of smoking piles of refuse in the landfills of Cambodia for $.05 a pound.

At least in the sweatshops you don't get run over by garbage trucks.

Volunteer Appreciation Spotlight

The Libertarian National Committee would like to recognize Daniel Kamerling as an outstanding and exceptional volunteer.  As a person who has been voting Libertarian for almost a decade, Daniel volunteers because he "thinks the Libertarian Party has a lot of good ideas to help America, and [he] wanted to spread those ideas beyond [his] own circle of friends and family." 

He has been coming into the National Headquarters office for the past few months, assisting with Operation Elect-Us and various other national events. 

Press Release

For Immediate Release

Most Dangerous Part of Bush Legacy is What Cannot Be Seen

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Libertarian Party Faults Bush Administration With Pushing Idea that Government is an Agent of Good

America's largest third party says the most dangerous part of President George Bush's legacy is that which cannot be seen.  "President Bush leaves office after eight years having pushed the idea that people should trust the government because it knows what's right for them," says Libertarian Party spokesperson Andrew Davis. "This is the most dangerous facet of the Bush legacy."

Event

Advancing Liberty Event LP of Wisconsin

When:

Start date: 
Sunday, January 25, 2009 - 3:00pm
End date: 
Sunday, January 25, 2009 - 6:00pm
Time Zone: 
US/Central

Where:

Description:

Common sense solutions for Wisconsin issues.

*Help the LPWI launch at least six campaigns for office at this event*

Event to be held on January 25, 2009.  3:00 p.m until 6:00 p.m. is the presentation by our list of speakers with water, coffee, and free beer available during the intermissions.

Location:  Kahlahari Resort and Water Park Convention Center, Wisconsin Dells WI

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