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Report: Government-run hospitals fatally discriminate against the disabled

A 43-year-old man with Down’s syndrome painfully starved to death for 26 days after doctors in Britain’s socialized National Health Service simply forgot to feed him.

Martin Ryan died, according to The Daily Mail, “starving and in agony” in an NHS hospital after doctors failed to give him a feeding tube.  Ryan had difficulties communicating with doctors, which led to him suffering a slow and brutal death from starvation. 

Book Review: “Hamilton’s Curse” by Thomas J. DiLorenzo

It’s common to hear today from Americans that “if we knew then what we know today, we should never have gone to Vietnam. “ Even my father who served as a Green Beret and who agreed with the Iraq invasion visits his friends names at the Vietnam Memorial with a tear in his eye and regret in his voice.

Congress blocks 15,000 ticketholders from inauguration -- and they want to run health care?

The Politico reports California senator Dianne Feinstein is trying to make it up to as many as 15,000 inaugural ticketholders who were blocked from entering the event -- by sending them a photo of Barack Obama.

Thousands of now-angry people secured tickets to the historic inauguration of Barack Obama through the Joint Congressional Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies and stood in line for hours on a frigid D.C. morning -- only to be told they wouldn't be allowed to see the event.

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.

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. 

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. 

The Skeptics

Not everybody is pumped about Obama's $825 billion stimulus plans, especially the part that includes billions of taxpayer dollars being spent by the government in the hopes of jump-starting the economy.  Here's what we've said about it:

Libertarian State Leadership Alliance Info

The Libertarian State Leadership Alliance (formerly LP State Chairs) will be holding its annual conference from February 27 to March 1, 2009, in Charleston, SC – and you don’t have to be a state chair to attend.  The conference is open to anyone who has an interest in the future and direction of the Libertarian Party.

In addition to the LSLA Conference, the Libertarian National Committee and the LP’s Bylaws Committee will be meeting over the weekend, as well.  Both meetings are open to conference attendees.

Fred Barnes and the Legacy of Bush

As we move closer to Jan. 20 and the end of the Bush administration, the push to salvage the legacy of the Bush administration becomes stronger and stronger.  However, even from an objective standpoint, there is little that Bush has done in the last eight years that has made America safer, stronger or freer.  As a result, the clamoring to save-face have pushed Bush sycophants to unprecedented levels of absurdity.

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