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LP Monday Message: Cut and run like Reagan

February 28, 2011

Dear Friend of Liberty,

In the Middle East, it's time to cut and run like Ronald Reagan did in 1984.

In 1982, President Reagan ordered American Marines into Lebanon as part of a "multinational peacekeeping force." In 1983, there were several bombings targeting Americans in Lebanon, including the well-known Marine barracks bombing that killed 241 U.S. Marines.

Libertarian candidate Doug Burlison places first in primary

Libertarian Doug Burlison, an incumbent city councilman in Springfield, Missouri, is running for re-election and received 48.6% of the vote in the February 22 primary (the highest of three candidates). Burlison and the second-place candidate will be in a general election on April 5.

Read the announcement in the Springfield News-Leader.

LP Monday Message: Students For Liberty Conference

February 21, 2011

Dear Friend of Liberty,

The Libertarian Party hosted a booth at the 2011 International Students For Liberty Conference over the weekend. You can view a brief video of the event here.

Popular Survivor Television Show Contestant Rupert for Indiana Governor (as a Libertarian)?

The latest political rumor in Indiana is that the Indiana Libertarians are trying to recruit Rupert Boneham as a candidate. 

Boneham, nationally known as Rupert, is a popular Survivor television show contestant.  In 2004, he received 10 million votes from television viewers as the most popular contestant (and was awarded one million dollars).

Republicans refuse to cut Selective Service

House Republicans, who claim to be dedicated to cutting government spending, opposed an amendment to their spending bill yesterday that would eliminate funding for the Selective Service System.

Saving money is less important to Republicans than making sure they can collect information needed to coerce American males into military service against their will.

A majority of House Democrats also voted against this amendment.

Words Do Have Meaning

Words Do Have Meaning
Co-Authored By Guy McLendon & Jeff Daiell
In writing about her novel, Anthem, Ayn Rand said she did not want statists to have this excuse, once a police state had America in its grip, "But that's not what we meant!"

LP Monday Message: Video from CPAC

February 14, 2011

Dear Friend of Liberty,

I think you'll enjoy this video of the LP in action at CPAC (pronounced "see-pack"), the Conservative Political Action Conference.

The Gay Agenda

The Libertarian Party of Texas's Chairman, Pat Dixon, wrote an excellent piece and with his permission I am reposting it here on LP.org the original post may be found here.

"I don't know why you feel compelled to support a queer lifestyle when there are so many more important items on our agenda. Homosexuality is the primary cause of Aids and recognizing it as an acceptable lifestyle as a human rights issue is naive and unacceptable.

Column on Besmirching Libertarianism by Professor Tibor R. Machan

Now that libertarianism has gotten some publicity in mainstream forums, those who are convinced of its merit have much work to do. This is because of the well publicized distortions of the position in prominent forums, especially by well credentialed academics in law, political economy, ethics, philosophy, and other disciplines bearing a public policy. You see, the idea that no one ought to coerce another even for noble purposes is pretty much common sense in America. Sure, some folks disagree, among them many highfalutin academics with great skills at sophistry.

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