October 5, 2009 Dear Friend of Liberty, I’ve been serving as the LP’s Executive Director for about ten weeks now. While I do spend some time on visible things like blog postings or writing email broadcasts like this one, I’ve also spent a lot of my time on unseen things like database improvement and fundraising. […]
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September 28, 2009 Dear Friend of Liberty, During the 2008 primary, many Republican presidential candidates claimed to be like former President Ronald Reagan. This was apparently intended to mean that they supported small government. I recently listened again to this speech promoting free enterprise, which Ronald Reagan gave in 1977 (before he was elected president).
September 21, 2009 Dear Friend of Liberty, You may have heard today’s prominent news stories about President Obama’s military commander in Afghanistan, Stanley McChrystal, and his request to greatly increase the presence of U.S. armed forces there. The Libertarian Party opposes this plan. We want to end the war, not escalate it. In September 2008, […]
Excerpt from a Sep. 18 Foxnews.com article: "It’s absurd when nanny-state bureaucrats want to regulate things we buy at mom-and-pop shops or second-hand stores," Wes Benedict, executive director of the Libertarian National Committee, told FOXNews.com. "Consumer product safety is best left to a free market where suppliers can compete based on reputation and track records.
September 14, 2009 Dear Friend of Liberty, Several LP headquarters interns and staffers marched in the big 9/12 DC protest on Saturday. We carried a sign pointing out that Republicans are to blame for oversized government, not just Democrats. Take a look at our blog post.
Washington – Libertarian Party headquarters staff and interns joined the 9/12 Tea Party March on Washington. After gathering at Freedom Plaza, just blocks from the White House, the march proceeded the 1.1 miles down Pennsylvania Avenue to the U.S. Capitol for a rally.
For Immediate Release Thursday, September 10, 2009 Remind voters about Republican-initiated government-run health care plans WASHINGTON – In the wake of President Obama’s speech to Congress, America’s third-largest party wants to remind voters about Republican support for government-run health care plans. William Redpath, chairman of the Libertarian National Committee (LNC) commented, “Make no mistake, the […]
September 7, 2009 Dear Friend of Liberty, First, I’d like to wish you a happy Labor Day. Second, I thought I’d share Plank 2.7 of the Libertarian Party Platform: "Labor Markets
August 31, 2009 Dear Friend of Liberty, Like you, most Americans are unhappy with the Republican and Democratic parties. Earlier this month, a Zogby poll found that 58% of people think the U.S. needs more than two major political parties.
August 28, 2009 Dear Friend of Liberty, If you look at the donation counter on our home page, you will see we recently surpassed our $200,900 goal for online donations for 2009. We’re at just over $210,000 at the time of writing this. That’s good news — but unfortunately, there’s bad news too. Our donations […]