LP Monday Message: Judge Napolitano; Maryland

December 6, 2010

Dear Friend of Liberty,

Judge Andrew Napolitano sure keeps challenging Republicans on Fox News and Fox Business News when it comes to WikiLeaks.

Watch Judge Napolitano defend the first amendment against Newt Gingrich.
[Hat tip to the Daily Paul blog.]

The Libertarian Party of Maryland recently embarked on an emergency petition drive that must be completed by December 31.

Failure to complete the drive in time would mean the Democrapublican law will wipe out all of the Libertarian voter registrations in Maryland.

Please make a generous donation today to support this petition drive.

The Libertarian National Committee recently allocated $25,000 for this petition drive to help get the Libertarian Party of Maryland back onto the ballot.

One advantage of doing this now is that we get it done early, which will make other states more manageable in 2011 and 2012 leading up to the presidential election.

Showing your support for this Maryland drive will make it easier for us to assist other states that need help later.

Bob Johnston, Chair of the Libertarian Party of Maryland, has done a fantastic job recruiting and running strong candidates for the past few years. Journalist George Will recently remarked about one Maryland candidate, "Mark Grannis, the Libertarian Party’s congressional candidate, deserves many votes of gratitude for his slogan, the year’s best: ‘Less we can.’"

Maryland is right next to Washington, D.C. and filled with commuting government employees and big-government contractors. While that probably suppresses the Libertarian vote, I think it’s important to have lots of Libertarian voices right here in the belly of the beast speaking out for freedom.

While we wish we weren’t forced to spend money on petition drives, it looks like we’re a couple of states ahead of where we were after the mid-term elections four years ago. That means less spending on ballot access overall leading up to the presidential election in 2012.

Bob and his team hope to be done petitioning by Christmas.

I hope you’ll make a generous donation today.


Wes Benedict
Executive Director
Libertarian National Committee

P.S. If you have not already done so, please join the Libertarian Party. We are the only political party dedicated to free markets, civil liberties, and peace. You can also renew your membership. Or, you can make a contribution separate from membership.