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Will 2009 be a better year than 2008?

Yes
29% (372 votes)
Maybe
18% (234 votes)
No
53% (670 votes)
Total votes: 1276

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For Immediate Release

Libertarians Accuse Obama of "Hawkish" Foreign Policy

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Party Says Obama Following Missteps of Bush Administration

America's largest third-party is accusing Barack Obama of pursuing the same "hawkish" foreign policy of his predecessor George Bush.  "What we hoped to see with the incoming Obama administration were plans for a total withdrawal from Afghanistan and Iraq," says William Redpath, national chairman of the Libertarian Party.  "Instead, we're seeing the same missteps of the Bush administration that have kept our troops in the Middle East since 2001." 

Are Democrats less "hawkish" than Republicans?

Yes
27% (53 votes)
Maybe
14% (28 votes)
No
58% (114 votes)
Total votes: 195

California Case Represents Ills of Direct Democracy

There has been a recent push in third-party circles for a move to "direct democracy" in the United States.  Direct democracy, where the citizens govern by majority vote, is often favored by those who wish to circumvent elected officials who those individuals feel cannot properly represent the interests of every U.S. citizen.  In terms of direct representation, direct democracy truly does meet these goals.  After all, every citizen has a voice—technically.

Do you like the Fair Tax?

Yes
32% (132 votes)
Maybe
20% (80 votes)
No
48% (196 votes)
Total votes: 408

Do you have a problem with Obama's selection of Pastor Rick Warren for the inauguration?

Yes
33% (94 votes)
Maybe
7% (20 votes)
No
60% (171 votes)
Total votes: 285

Press Release

For Immediate Release

Government Programs Die Hard

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Libertarian Party Warns Against Further Government Spending

America's largest third party is warning against the institution of new government programs in the wake of the current economic crisis. "Government programs tend to linger with disastrous economic consequences," says Libertarian Party spokesperson Andrew Davis.

"Congress needs to exercise extreme caution when considering any new government programs that are intended to act as a remedy for economic decline," says Davis. "The New Deal taught us that government programs die hard, and we're still suffering from the leftovers of FDR's administration."

Is human-generated global warming a myth?

Yes
56% (220 votes)
Maybe
19% (76 votes)
No
24% (94 votes)
Total votes: 390

Government's Role in the Economy

When we say that we want to keep government out of the economy, people often ask, "Isn't that economic anarchy?"

At first our "Wall of Separation" commitment (that is, a commitment to keeping a wall of separation between economy and State) may seem a little bit like anarchy; however, we do believe government has a function in the economy. It's just that its role is very limited, and it is centered around the protection of property rights from fraud and abuse.

From our platform:

Calamity and Consequence

It doesn't take much to go from "bad" to "really bad" when government gets involved.  This is especially true when those in power have the philosophy that, "If it's broken, government can fix it."

Unfortunately, far too often government tries to force itself into problem situations with good intentions that have disastrous consequences.  Because many times these consequences aren't immediate, government officials and the voters who elect them to office don't learn from these mistakes.

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